Approaching Easter in Russia

Thursday was cleaning day in the FSU.

There is a term for it, “Clean Thursday” and this entire week has been “Clean Week.” On Clean Thursday it is proper to clean your house, yard and yourself. On Friday you are not supposed to eat, work or listen to any kind of music.”

On Saturday you fast from Noon to Sundown. The Resurrection liturgy begins in the late evening (11pm or midnight usually) and lasts to 3 or 4 AM the next morning.

Orthodox Easter is this coming Sunday, 15 April and we wish our readers a Happy Easter! For complete Easter coverage visit the our Mendeleyev Journal Easter special at this link.