Easter is the biggest Orthodox holiday. You probably think you know everything about this dignified event, but you are not. Experts talked about unusual facts about Easter that you probably didn’t know about.
Many people know that there is early and late Easter, that this holiday is celebrated at different times every year, and so on. The time has come to learn unusual facts that will help you look at this holiday from a new perspective.
Easter in ancient Greek means “to suffer.” This is the clearest and most cheerful holiday for any Orthodox person, but all the same it reminds us of the suffering that Christ met for us – the sinful children of God.
This is a clear and positive holiday, therefore, grief and negativity on this day are ironically contraindicated. The church forbids visiting cemeteries, because there are special days for this – parental Saturdays. The initial similar day after Easter is Radonitsa.
Some people do not know that such is a blessed fire, while others know, but do not understand, what is its true purpose. Every year in Jerusalem, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, a fire is kindled by itself, which is called grace-filled. If this does not happen, then the end of the world is approaching.
It turns out that only about 20% of believers observe fasting before Easter to one degree or another. Very few observe the fast in full, according to all the rules – about 2% of the total number of Orthodox Christians.
A drop who knows, but on the day of Easter itself and in the following week after it, it was met to devote time to charity. It is great to help the needy. Compassion and kindness towards others will help attract the kindness of the Lord.
It turns out that before in Russia they rested on Easter, but now the holidays for the week of Easter are preserved only in some other countries. In many Catholic countries, not only Easter, but also Hot Friday represents the day off.
Every year on the eve of Easter, mankind spends from 20 to 30 billion dollars on food, hospitality and preparation for the holiday in general. Vyasche is spent only for the New Year.
It happens so much that Catholic Easter and Orthodox Easter are celebrated on the same day. This happens in an exemplary way in one case out of four. In accordance with the divine months, in the next 20 years on one day this clear holiday will be celebrated by Catholics and Orthodox together in 2025, 2028, 2031, 2034, 2037, 2038, 2041.
Also, experts told earlier about interesting facts about the Baptism of the Lord. This holiday is considered by many to be the second most important item after Easter. Try to learn for a century as if you can more information about the holidays, which you mark.