The media service of the DNR MVD reported that 184 Orthodox churches all over the DNR would serve festive services to celebrate Easter, which is on 16 April this year. It noted:
184 houses of worship in the territory of the Republic will serve celebrations to commemorate the Resurrection of Christ.
According to the MVD, before holiday services, they’ll search all churches and surrounding areas for dangerous objects. Police patrols and MChS first responders will be on duty near each church to prevent emergencies and violations of public order. In total, the action will involve about 700 police, including traffic inspectors. The MVD also reminded people that there’s no curfew on Easter evening. However, it reminded people to keep proper public order and promptly report all incidents using the emergency number “102”. In 2017, Orthodox Easter is on 16 April. According to a decision taken by DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko, there’ll be no curfew on Easter evening to allow people to attend festive church services without problems.
15 April 2017
DAN Donetsk News Agency
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The glorious feast of the resurrection of Christ comes into our homes as a symbol of purity, renewing our souls and thoughts, a symbol of prosperity and faith. Nature welcomes spring and we feel the joy of spring in our hearts! Let this glorious festival welcome and comfort everyone in your household, may peace and harmony be always with you… not only for one day. Keep Purity in your thoughts, keep Holiness in your soul, and keep Faith in your heart; if you abide in Christ, He’ll be with you! Give love to those close to you and give care and warmth to strangers. Then, the world would be bright and joyful, just like today’s celebration!
Christ is risen!
16 April 2017
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Some jerk is going to say:
They’re not in communion with us. They’re not Orthodox.
Hey, that’s Orthodoxy for ya… we fight with one another… sometimes, even deny each other the chalice… but we’re one people, one faith, one heart, one soul… for there’s only one Christ. Let those with open hearts and souls hear…
The Orthosphere lives. There IS a unity amongst all Orthodox, both Eastern and Oriental, despite the theological disputes. Look at the love between Russians and Armenians… need I add more?
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