Easter Greetings to our Western Christian friends!
The OrthodoxBridge is taking a brief break to give both sides the opportunity to focus our attention on our God and Savior Jesus Christ, to remember his dying on the Cross and his glorious third day Resurrection.
This year Western and Eastern churches are celebrating Easter on different Sundays. If you are wondering about the reasons for this, I found the following sites below helpful.
Timeanddate.com (a secular site)
Zenit (a Roman Catholic site)
There is also a subtle difference in the way the West and the East depict Christ’s resurrection. By comparing the two religious images (icons) we can learn much about the two traditions. I will explain the differences next weekend.
I plan to resume regular blogging shortly afterwards.