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Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

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This year's Easter or Pascha is on May 1 is a festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his crusification by Romans.It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.