St Innocent Orthodox Church: ‘Second Chance Easter’ comes a week later on Orthodox Pascha
A week after the celebration of Western Easter, the world’s 250 million Orthodox Christians, including those who worship at St. Innocent’s Church in Eureka, will gather for the feast of “Holy Pascha” (Orthodox Easter) on Saturday April 7th at 10:30 pm (2018).
“When Orthodox Easter falls a week after Western Eastern, it gives all Christians a second chance to experience the Resurrection of Christ, especially if the first time was more about egg hunts than spiritual experiences” explains the Rev. Laurent Cleenewerck of St. Innocent’s. Orthodox Pascha is considered the most ancient and dramatic celebration of Christianity, with a service on the model of the celebrations held at the tomb of Christ in Jerusalem since the third century.
To learn more about the Resurrection service and traditions of Eastern Christianity, and for a schedule of event, please call 443-2099 or visit www.eurekafirstchurch.com. All are welcome to attend.