Orthodox pilgrims in Jerusalem for Good Friday, Easter ceremonies
Catholic World News - April 13, 2012
Thousands of Orthodox Christians gathered in Jerusalem on April 13 for Good Friday observances.
The Orthodox, who follow the Julian calendar, are observing Holy Week one week later than Catholics this year. This year, the Orthodox observance of Good Friday coincides with the Jewish celebration of the last day of Passover.
The Orthodox pilgrims in Jerusalem included a large number of Egyptian Copts, who had been discouraged from traveling to Israel in previous years by the late Pope Shenouda III. The Coptic leader died in March; his successor has not yet been chosen.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($15,164 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!