(Closed) Anyone celebrating Easter on May 5th?

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The Greek church kicked me out, so I’m Episcopalian now and I celebrate Easter today. But half of my family is still Greek Orthodox, so I get two Easters, too!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We don’t really celebrate, but I do bake the traditional Russian Orthodox Easter bread every year, if that counts! 

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m running a half marathon May 5th… Celebrating second Easter sounds WAY more fun!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yup yup, Serbian orthodox here. Well actually I’m an atheist, but I have no problem with double celebrations of Christmas and Easter for cultural reasons! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

My family’s doing the big Greek backyard party thing on the 5th.

@Sevillealaube:  They kicked you out? How’d that come to be?

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@lorelai:  

I was being a little over-dramatic. They did kick my mom out, though, because she married my dad, a non-Christian. She was told she was no longer “Orthodox in Good Standing,” and that she could never again receive communion. (Despite this, she dragged my brother and me to church every week. Go figure) She even appealed to the bishop to get back in good standing. She was rejected. After my parents divorced, the priest had the nerve to call my mother to tell her “come back to church! You can be a member in good standing again!” She completely gave up on the Greek church that day, and I vowed to never go back again. That was nine years ago and I have kept that vow.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This is probably a silly question, but why is Easter a different day if you are Orthodox? I’m not religious at all, so I don’t know much about it either way. We always just celebrated Easter as more of a fun Easter bunny and family get together type holiday, without any religious significance. So I’m just curious, I didn’t know it was celebrated on a different day by anyone. :]

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@jazzy14:  

Different calendars. Eastern Orthodox churches use the Julian calendar while the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches use the Gregorian. They don’t align because they tally leap years differently.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Sevillealaube:  Ooooh that makes sense! Thank you for informing me! :]

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