Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting. Description of Holidays. New Year / Новый Год [noh-viy goht] The most popular holiday in Russia. Christmas / Рождество [rahzh-dees-tvoh] Russian Orthodox Christmas is celebrated two weeks later than in Catholic countries. The Russian Orthodox Church (Russian: Русская Православная Церковь) is traditionally said to have been founded by Andrew the Apostle, who is thought to have visited Scythia and Greek colonies along the northern coast of the Black Sea.According to one of the legends, St. Andrew reached the future location of Kiev and foretold the foundation of a great Christian city. Our sin of division as Christians . The Resurrection is at the centre of the Christian faith, without it there is no Christianity, however, almost every year Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox celebrate Easter on different dates, some years as much as five weeks apart and other years on the same date. This division among Christians in celebrating this Feast of Feasts is a great sin and. The Russian Church, also known as the Orthodox Christian Church of Russia or The Moscow Patriarchate, constitutes an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Church under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Moscow, which is in communion with the other Eastern Orthodox Churches. Following the capture of the city of Constantinople in 1453 C.E., the Russian Orthodox Church saw itself as the "Third Rome. Eastern Orthodox Church Orthodox Churches Orthodox prayer rope ©. The Orthodox Church is one of the three main Christian groups (the others being Roman Catholic and Protestant). Made in Russia For Eastern Christians, Pascha (Easter) is the Feast of Feasts and the most celebrated Christian holiday. Traditionally, for this day, Russian Christians prepare a wonderful classic dish called "Sirnaja Pashka" -made with eggs and dairy products. The Jesuits entered Russia from the very beginning seeking to overthrow the Orthodox church and annex that GREAT country to the Spanish empire. Eastern Orthodoxy, official name Orthodox Catholic Church, one of the three major doctrinal and jurisdictional groups of Christianity.It is characterized by its continuity with the apostolic church, its liturgy, and its territorial churches. Its adherents live mainly in the Balkans, the Middle East, and former Soviet countries. The Trump administration has unveiled its toughest sanctions against Russia to date, announcing highly punitive measures against seven high-profile Russian businessmen, a dozen of their companies.