Belarus celebrated Easter, the most important, beautiful and symbolic holiday, together with the entire Christian world in Belarus on 16 April. It is especially important for many Belarusian families that Orthodox and Catholic Christians celebrated it together this year which is rather rare. Such coincidence will repeat only in eight years.
During the Holy Week before Easter, believers were fasting, praying and preparing to greet the news of the Resurrection of Christ. During the Holy Saturday Christians had their Easter cakes and colored eggs blessed and by the midnight festive divine services started in all the churches of the country.
Divine Liturgies in the main churches of Minsk such as the Holy Spirit Cathedral and the Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary were held by Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel and Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz.
Easter 2017 in Belarus: exciting preparations, festivity of divine services, sincere prayers and warm wishes from the heads of Christian confessions in our pictures from different parts of our country.