Call this day as a holiday, even the biggest holiday - too little. He is more important than any of the holiday and the significance of any event in history. On this day, all of humanity, so - every one of us can hope for salvation, because Christ is risen. This day is called the Passover, that means - "transition", and is celebrated in the Orthodox Church as the most important day of the year. At Easter - the essence of Christianity, the whole point of our faith. "The word" Easter ", - writes St. Ambrose, - means" prehozhdenie. " Named the same as the holiday, the solemnity of the holidays, in the Old Testament Church - in remembrance of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, and at the same time freeing them from slavery, and in the Church of the New Testament - to mark the fact that the Son of God, through the resurrection of the dead, went from this world to the Father in heaven, from earth to heaven, freeing us from eternal death and slavery to the enemy, giving us the "power to become children of God" (John 1:12).
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