The Russian Orthodox Church has a history more than one thousand years old. Around 11,000 place of worship are registered in Russia.
Christians believe in one God with three aspects: God the father God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit who is the power of God working in the world.
In Orthodox churches, one can see a lot of icons and hear beautiful choral singing of prayers.
The cross is a symbol of the Christian faith - the scepter and the sword of God, the Lord has defeated the enemy, the devil, and death itself.
Holidays, festivals and fasts are a significant part of Christian religious practice.
Is celebrated on August 1. It let people know that the honeybees had finished their work- it was time to extract the honey from the hives.
Is observed on August 6th. It paid tribute to the oldest fruit ever to have been tasted by humans.
19th of January is a very important religious holiday – Epiphany. The most interesting part is the tradition to visit holy springs near the churches to plunge into the holy water and/or to take some of it home.
In the Christian Church is the forty days` period of fasting which precedes Easter.
is the sixth Sunday of Lent and the last Sunday before Easter.
In the Christian Church, the Friday before Easter, which is kept in memory of the Crucifixion (the death of Jesus).
In Russia the Easter Holiday is the most important holy festival of year, with the tradition of exchange of eggs and three kisses as symbols of the Resurrection.
Feast of the White Sunday in a different way is also called Pentecost, because it is in fifty days after the Feast of Feasts – Easter, the Holy Spirit came down to bless the preaching worldwide teachings of the Savior.
In Russia, Christmas is annually celebrated on January 7 th. Today, Christmas is celebrated in the country in a grand fashion, with the faithful participating in an all-night Service in Cathedrals.
interviewedbelieveattend churchknow the history of Christianity know Christian Holidays and Festivals observe Christian traditions and customs