We hope that everyone had a great Resurrection celebration yesterday in the USA, Canada, the UK, or wherever else you might be as you read this blog. Meanwhile, the church here in Greece (both Orthodox and Evangelical) will wait another month to celebrate Easter, which is April 27th this year. Why? Well the short answer is this, the Greek Orthodox church still uses the Julian calender, which was established in 46 B.C., for determining dates for the church liturgical year (although the government of Greece uses the Gregorian calender along with much of the world and the Western – Protestant/Catholic – churches). Here is a website that has a nice Q & A section about the two dates for Easter. Regardless of the date, our sympathies go out to those of you who were forced to dig through several inches of snow to make it to church on Easter. Many blessings and much Easter love from here in Athens.

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