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Russian Orthodox celebrate Easter

The Orthodox church follows the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, which is why the date of celebration differs.
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Lebanon: Palm Sunday and Easter Celebrations

News / International Affairs : Global Voices (3 years ago)

In Lebanon two Christian celebrations took place on April 8, 2012 as churches following the Gregorian calendar celebrated Easter Sunday and churches following the Julian calendar celebrated Palm Sunday. Read Post

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Arts / Photography : PhotoBlog on (2 years ago)

Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on or near Jan. 7. The date works to be December 25 in the Julian calendar, which pre-dates the Gregorian calendar. The Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Cae... Read Post

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News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

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