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Orthodox Easter, also known as Pascha, is considerably the highest and holiest feast in the Orthodox Church calendar, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This feast illustrates the core of Christian faith and is regarded as the transformation of humanity through Christ's death and resurrection. Orthodox Easter observances routinely consist of Holy Week traditions, including processionals, worship services, and fasting practices. The celebration embodies communal worship and personal reflection, encapsulating the spirit of joy, hope, and unity within the Orthodox Christian community.
Orthodox Christianity was introduced to Canada in the late 18th century by Russian missionaries in Alaska, who then traveled through Canadian Arctic. Today, Orthodox Easter forms an integral part of religious traditions for numerous Orthodox Christian communities across Canada, including Greeks, Ukrainians, Romanians, and many others. The event is marked by distinct practices such as the Midnight Office, the procession, the Divine Liturgy of Pascha, and the Agape Vespers, which deepen the spiritual connection of worshipers, fostering a sense of community amongst diverse cultures.
In Canada, Orthodox Easter is observed with an amalgam of faith, culture, and tradition. The observance often includes Holy Week services and rites that lead to Easter Sunday. Canadian Orthodox Christians participate in divine liturgy, processions, readings, and importantly, the Midnight Office that signals the commencement of Easter celebration. Orthodox Easter usually falls on a different date than Western Easter since it is calculated based on the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar. However, the dates may coincide in some years. This celebration embodies the cultural diversity that is typically Canadian, highlighting the country's commitment towards religious freedom and multiculturalism.
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Orthodox Easter references and related siteswww.goarch.org: Holy Week in the Eastern Orthodox Church Orthodox Archdiocese of America: Pascha, The New Passover christianity.about.com: Easter Dates