Eastern Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter

Eastern Orthodox Christians which include 80% of the Russian people celebrate Easter today. The photo below (click for more) is taken at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which was demolished in order to be replaced by the Palace of Soviets. The palace was never built, instead they created a giant pool in its place. The Cathedral was restored in the 1990’s.

Russian Orthodox Church believers attend an Easter service in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, April 19, 2009. Eastern Orthodox churches, which observe the ancient Julian calendar, usually celebrate Easter later than Western churches.