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Why Greek Orthodox and Western Easter will Never Coincide After 2700

This year, Catholic and Greek-Orthodox Christians -- who use different liturgical calendars -- celebrate Easter almost one month apart.

The Very Strange History of the Easter Bunnies

While you’re biting the heads off your chocolate bunnies this weekend, or at Greek Orthodox Easter on April 16, you might wonder how cartoon rabbits became so central to our celebrations. By Katie Edwards It’s tempting to assume that because there’s...

Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

Orthodox and Catholic Easter are usually set on different dates. Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha—a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other Western...

Catholics in Greece Celebrate Easter Amid Coronavirus Restrictions

Catholic and Protestant Christians across Greece celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 4.

Why Orthodox Easter is the Same Day as Catholic Easter This Year

This year Orthodox Christians and the Catholics are celebrating Easter on the same day - but this is not always the case. In fact, there are many distinct reasons why many a year the Orthodox Church celebrates the Resurrection...

Greek Govt Spokesman Optimistic Over Negotiations, EC President Tusk Says Solution After Easter

SYRIZA-led government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis expressed his optimism earlier today that the negotiations between Greece and its creditors "will have a positive outcome." In an interview to Greek television, Sakellaridis underlined that a Eurogroup meeting "should take place soon," and that...