Sunday, April 19, 2009

Χριστός Ανέστη...

Orthodox Christians worldwide celebrated Easter today. Orthodoxy typically follows a different calendar formula than the Roman Catholic Church. Most often the two different formulas place the celebration of Easter on two consecutive Sundays, first the Roman Catholics, followed by the Greek Orthodox. A few times the two dates are much more far apart, by a number of several weeks. And from time to time the two dates coincide! Funny buggers those clerics to keep busy with matters like these. Who cares anyway? Other than the Mandarins in the Commission in Brussels, certainly now with more Orthodox countries added to the party. A great opportunity for them to pick a fortnight long vacation break to "recharge their batteries". Not?

Anyways, for those interested, an excellent collection of 11 shots of the Orthodox celebration by the Associated Press is shown in the BBC homepage. The one shown here is my personal favorite from that collection.

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