Catholics and protestants celebrate Easter

Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of St. Simeon and St. Helen in Minsk, Belarus. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: Belsat

Around the world, Catholics and Protestants celebrate Easter, one of the most important Christian holidays, on April 4.

“Christ is risen! – Christ is risen indeed!” — these are the words with which believers greet each other on Easter. In Belarus, the festive services were held on Saturday evening.

The celebration of Easter focuses our attention on the basic mystery of the Christian faith. “Christ’s resurrection convinces us that in the struggle against evil and death, God always has the last word,” noted Bishop Kazimir Velikoselets in a festive address.

Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Easter Vigil of the Great Night at the Church of Saints Simeon and Helen in Minsk. Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

This year, like a year ago, the holiday is celebrated in pandemic times, with churches and temples open, but worshippers around the world are urged to stay home.

The tradition of consecrating Easter meals in a church exists where the customs and traditions of Catholicism and Orthodoxy are closely intertwined. Also, colored eggs are a purely Slavic element of the Easter table, most often red, as a symbol of the resurrected Christ, Catholic.by reports.

Orthodox believers will celebrate Easter on May 2.

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