When Is Orthodox Good Friday

When is Orthodox Good Friday

For the Orthodox Christians, the Orthodox Good Friday is the Holy and Great Friday. It is a solemn day of mourning for them and the important rituals for the day are obligatory fasting, and remembering the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Importance of the Orthodox Good Friday

The Orthodox Churches chose to retain the Julian calendar even after the Gregorian calendar was introduced. Their Easter is therefore different from the traditional Easter date as followed by most western churches.

However, the spirit of the day is just the same and the Orthodox Good Friday is a day of mourning and observed with fasting, prayer, cleanliness, self-examination, confession and good works.

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