Greek Orthodox Holy Week 001

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  • Title:  Greek Orthodox Holy Week 001
  • Description:  In Latin and Greek, the Christian celebration of Easter was, and still is, called Pascha, a word derived from Aramaic Paskha, cognate to Hebrew Pesach. The word originally denoted the Jewish festival known in English as Passover, commemorating the Jewish Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Already in the 50s of the 1st century, Paul, writing from Ephesus to the Christians in Corinth, applied the term to Christ, and it is unlikely that the Ephesian and Corinthian Christians were the first to hear Exodus 12 interpreted as speaking about the death of Jesus, not just about the Jewish Passover ritual.[26] In most of the non-English speaking world, the feast is known by names derived from Greek and Latin Pascha. Pascha is also a name by which Jesus himself is remembered in the Orthodox Church, especially in connection with his resurrection and with the season of its celebration.
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  • Keywords:  Week, Holy, Orthodox, Greek
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