in New York State (April 2016)
April 16, 2017
Where to celebrate Easter in NYC:
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Address: 15 E 97th St, New York, NY 10029
Synod of Bishops Russian Church
Address: 75 E 93rd St, New York, NY 10128
Just like Christmas, Easter in Russia is celebrated according to the Julian calendar. It usually occurs in April or May, about two weeks after it’s celebrated by the Western Christians. Easter in Russia is perhaps the only religious holiday that somewhat celebrated even during the Soviet times.
Easter 2017. Sunday, April 16
Easter or Pascha is the oldest and most important Christian feast, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion, as described in the New Testament. Easter is preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting and penance.