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Orthodox Christians across the globe observe Easter

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Published : Apr 9, 2018, 12:10 pm IST
Updated : May 30, 2018, 10:43 am IST
Orthodox Ukrainians flock to churches around the country this week to celebrate Easter, the country's foremost religious celebration. (Photo: AFP)
Orthodox Ukrainians flock to churches around the country this week to celebrate Easter, the country's foremost religious celebration. (Photo: AFP)
An Orthodox priest blesses believers and their traditional Easter cakes and painted eggs during an Orthodox Easter ceremony at the Volodymyrsky Cathedral in Kiev on April 7, 2018. Easter is popularly known as Pascha in the Orthodox tradition. (Photo: AFP)
An Orthodox priest blesses believers and their traditional Easter cakes and painted eggs during an Orthodox Easter ceremony at the Volodymyrsky Cathedral in Kiev on April 7, 2018. Easter is popularly known as Pascha in the Orthodox tradition. (Photo: AFP)
Belarussian villagers celebrate Orthodox Easter in the village of Prybalavichy, some 300 km south of Minsk, on April 8, 2018. People usually stay up late and attend an Orthodox vigil service. (Photo: AFP)
Belarussian villagers celebrate Orthodox Easter in the village of Prybalavichy, some 300 km south of Minsk, on April 8, 2018. People usually stay up late and attend an Orthodox vigil service. (Photo: AFP)
Worshippers share the "Holy Fire" during an Orthodox Easter ceremony at the Volodymyrsky Cathedral in Kiev on April 7, 2018. Some people put together baskets with items that symbolise different aspects of their faith. (Photo: AFP)
Worshippers share the
The Greek Orthodox procession circles the edicule as worshippers gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 7, 2018 for the Orthodox Easter ceremonies. The ceremony celebrated in the same way for eleven centuries, is marked by the appearance of "sacred fire" in the two cavities on either side of the Holy Sepulchre. (Photo: AFP)
The Greek Orthodox procession circles the edicule as worshippers gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 7, 2018 for the Orthodox Easter ceremonies. The ceremony celebrated in the same way for eleven centuries, is marked by the appearance of
A Russian Orthodox priest blesses cakes and coloured eggs during an Orthodox Easter ceremony in Saint Petersburg on April 7, 2018, on the eve of the Orthodox Easter. Orthodox Ukrainians flock to churches around the country this week to celebrate Easter, the country's foremost religious celebration. (Photo: AFP)
A Russian Orthodox priest blesses cakes and coloured eggs during an Orthodox Easter ceremony in Saint Petersburg on April 7, 2018, on the eve of the Orthodox Easter.  Orthodox Ukrainians flock to churches around the country this week to celebrate Easter, the country's foremost religious celebration. (Photo: AFP)
Greek Orthodox believers light candles during Good Friday's 'Apokathelosis', the lowering of Christ's dead body from the Cross, which forms a key part of Orthodox Easter, at Pendeli monastery, north of Athens, on April 6, 2018. Millions of Greeks flock to churches around the country this week to celebrate Easter, the country's foremost religious celebration. (Photo: AFP)
Greek Orthodox believers light candles during Good Friday's 'Apokathelosis', the lowering of Christ's dead body from the Cross, which forms a key part of Orthodox Easter, at Pendeli monastery, north of Athens, on April 6, 2018. Millions of Greeks flock to churches around the country this week to celebrate Easter, the country's foremost religious celebration. (Photo: AFP)
A Greek Orthodox priest lights candles of the faithful with Holy Fire brought from Jerusalem outside a church in Athens, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. (Photo: AP)
A Greek Orthodox priest lights candles of the faithful with Holy Fire brought from Jerusalem outside a church in Athens, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. (Photo: AP)

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