Easter in Pictures, From Throughout the Orthodox Christian World


The feast of feasts– Easter, or Pascha in the Orthodox Christian world was celebrated as millions of followers on every continent participated in ceremonies, timeless traditions and ancient rituals marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here are some photos from throughout the world.

Rome, Italy

The head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis embraces the head of the Armenia’s Orthodox Church Karekin II, during an Armenian-Rite Mass marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide – held in St Peter’s Basilica within the Vatican


Moscow, Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill during an Orthodox Easter service in Moscow


Kiev, Ukraine

Ukrainians bow their heads as they light candles during an Orthodox Easter mass in the Mikhailovsky Cathedral in the capital city of Kiev


Istanbul, Turkey

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of Greek Orthodox world, greets a baby at the Easter Sunday ceremony in Istanbul


Chios, Greece

Dozens of people still went to mass and prayed at Panagia Erithiani on Saturday evening- despite people shooting rockets at its tower


Pasarea, Romania

Romanian Christian Orthodox believers visit the ossuary of Pasarea monastery shortly after the Easter religious service as local nuns light candles for those who have died in Pasarea village (20km east from Bucharest)


Kingsford, Australia

8,000 worshippers attended services at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Kingsford, outside Sydney, Australia


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Metropolitan Savvas of Pittsburgh on the steps of the historic St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh (photo by George Bellios via facebook)


Los Angeles, California

Emanating light from St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California (photo by Christina Tasulis Williams via Facebook)


London, England

Thousands await the light outside St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Bayswater neighborhood, the Greek and Cypriot stronghold of London (photo by George Levendis via Facebook)


Astoria, New York

Most of Astoria’s streets were closed to traffic as thousands of Greeks attended services in the neighborhood’s dozen or so churches, including St. Markella (photo by Stamatis Tsilimos via Facebook)




  1. Thank you for displaying these stunning images of our holiest day of the year. May people everywhere heed the spirit of what Christ taught — tolerance, humility, faith, hope, and love ….

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