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The Orthodox for the big day

April 17 2006
12:41

Today, the Orthodox Christian Russia came Holy Week, which is dedicated to the remembrance of the last days of earthly life and suffering of Jesus Christ. In the folksy life is often referred to this week's Great days, or, more often, a white or purely a week.

In the worship of the Great Monday as the prototype of the suffering of Jesus Christ is commemorated sold by his brothers in Egypt, an Old Testament patriarch Joseph Fine. Also, in the Great Monday commemorated the Gospel story of Jesus curse the barren fig tree, symbolizing the soul that does not bear spiritual fruit.

In the early Christian community at that time ate only dry food, cease all proceedings in courts and freed prisoners.

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II will make all the major services of Holy Week at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Easter Vigil will be held on the night of April 23.

The faithful will greet each other shouting "Christ is risen", heralding the onset of the main Christian holidays - Easter.

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