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Orthodox Christians remember the suffering of the cross of Jesus Christ

April 17 2006
09:54

The Orthodox faithful on Monday morning begins Holy Week - the last week before Easter, when the Church remembers the sufferings of Jesus Christ.

All believers in those days required a strict fast "for the sake of the Passion of Christ", which he suffered for the sins of mankind. Orthodox Lent reinforced prepare themselves to meet Easters.

All days in Passion Week called the Great because of the great memories, committed the church. That and the wonderful things that made the Savior and the famous Last Supper, during which committed treason of Judas, as well as the condemnation of Christ, his erection to Calvary and crucifixion, which believers remember on Good Friday - the most mournful day of the Christian calendar.

Holy Week ends on Saturday after midnight, when believers greet each other with the exclamation "Christ is risen!", Heralding the onset of the main Christian festival.

Great Monday: Church remembers the "searing" Christ the barren fig tree, which symbolizes the human soul that does not bear fruit of repentance and love.

All major services of Holy Week Patriarch Alexy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

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