Pascha procession in Russia
Pascha (Greek, a transliteration of the Hebrew word pesach
, meaning Passover) is the name used for Orthodox Easter
in Eastern Christianity. It is the oldest and most important festival in the Orthodox Christian church, celebrating Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead (by rising from the grave) following his crucifixion. It is also called Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday.
Pascha is a moveable feast, which means that its date is not fixed in the calendar and it falls on a different date each year (the date is determined by a set of rules called the Paschalion
). In most years the date differs from the date of Easter in Western Christianity (catholic and protestant Easter). It is usually one week, but occasionally four or five weeks, later - but in some years it falls on the same date. For details see this comparison table
of the dates of Western Easter and Pascha/Orthodox Easter.
Further reading: Easter
2021 calendar as templates for
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A selection of calendar templates for 2021 in landscape and portrait orientation and with US federal holidays, suitable for a variety of applications.