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Today - saluting Easter

June 1 2006

Today's Orthodox Ascension Day holiday ends wide celebration of Easter, so this day is also called "saluting the Passover."

From that day the faithful no longer share in the joyous meeting Easter greeting "Christ is risen - Indeed He is risen!".

Ascension is one of the movable feasts: it is celebrated on the fortieth day after Easter, so you always have on Thursday. Celebration continues for ten days. Its end (saluting) noted on Friday the seventh week after Easter.

Ascension Day as a great feast is celebrated with the IV century.

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