Russian Easter

On the 31 of March, all Western Christian churches will celebrate Easter.  However, the Russian Orthodox Easter, Па́сха, falls on May 5 this year.  This is so because the Russian Orthodox Church still follows the older Julian, rather than Gregorian, calendar.  The “older” calendar is referred to in Russian as the “Old Style” (Ста́рый стиль), the “newer” one as the “New Style” (Но́вый стиль). Continue reading