The church stands on the site where Jesus’s tomb is believed to have been located and the event attracts thousands of pilgrims each year.
Positive recommendations by penitentiary authorities following their participation in the festival can count favourably towards the inmates being paroled.
Armenia (79%) and Georgia (72%) topped the list of adults who say they believe in God with absolute certainty, while France (11%), Switzerland (11%) and Germany (10%) were surveyed as countries who had the least certainty in God’s existence.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church inaugurates first leader
Across Russia Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany by immersing themselves in freezing water through holes cut through the ice.
We cruise on the River Svir discovering centuries-old Orthodox churches along the way
Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach held controversial positions on, amongst other things, military service.