As one of the most important holidays to Christians across the world, Easter is also the biggest Christian celebration of the year in Russian Federation. Morning Prayer services were conducted on Sunday.Churches were adorned with candles, rice lights, flowers and colour eggs on Easter Sunday.
The tradition of holding Easter services in Moscow's main cathedral started in 2001.
Wajeeh Nusseibeh, 67, a member of one of the two Muslim families who traditionally hold the key and guard the church, said this year there seemed to be fewer people visiting than in the past.
Recently I was asked what determines when we celebrate Easter Sunday? The whole relationship with Christianity is that point. Instead, it encourages disciples to live Easter's good news of new life in the resurrection of Jesus Christ every day.
Knights of the Holy Sepulchre attend the Easter Sunday procession in Jerusalems Old City on April 16, 2017. While Roman Catholics eventually adopted the astronomically accurate Gregorian calendar, the Orthodox Church calculated Easter according to the less-accurate Julian calendar.
Through Scripture readings and song lyrics, churchgoers were reminded of the story of how Jesus' resurrection made possible new life, eternal life for all.
Perhaps today, too, is an appropriate time to reflect that the Christian faith that galvanizes so many, especially in this holy season, is in fact a minority faith in the world at large. "Easter is the strongest pillar of Christian faith and the most important event of the history".
Another local resident, Twinkle Tom, went for a 3am mass at St Mary's Church in Oud Metha and then returned home.
In Serbia, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, held a liturgy in Belgrade's St. Sava Temple which outgoing president Tomislav Nikolic attended.
Church leaders said a holiday like Easter is a great chance to bring everyone together.
Orthodoxy is also predominant in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Moldova.
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