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Major Christian festival celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

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Easter: Major Christian festival celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus
Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

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Orthodox Christians prepare for Easter Sunday [Video]

Orthodox Christians prepare for Easter Sunday

Eastern Orthodox Christians are able to have bigger Easter celebrations this year as lockdowns in many countries are eased.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:05Published

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