Why the Orthodox Church Celebrates Easter on a Different Date

We're not celebrating Easter this week, we're not even planning to celebrate it next month! Why? In most of Eastern Europe religious holidays are dictated by the Orthodox Church. Orthodox Church in Western Ukraine The Orthodox Church follows the Julian calendar, which was introduced by Julius Cesar in 45 BC.  However, most of the rest of the world ...

Resurrection Sunday in Odessa

What was great about celebrating the resurrection here in Odessa Ukraine? Enjoying the walk to church with my beautiful wife! The fam, minus Anastasia who is with Ukrainian grandparents in Cherkassy A full service at our church "Hope for People" People enjoying the beautiful weather outside the church after the service. Matching kids. Sisters having fun. Children's choir during the evening service. Mishael with his ...