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Easter 2013

Happy Easter 2013

Easter is a Christian feast day to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and suffering after the Crucifixion. For Christians, Easter is the celebration of the most sacred event in the life of Jesus Christ that a marker that Jesus is Savior. Given Easter is always celebrated on a Sunday, Easter is constantly changing from year to year in the Gregorian calendar.

Date of Easter Celebrations
There is a difference between the date of the Easter celebration by the Western Church and the Eastern Church. Eastern Church (Orthodox Christians) who use the Julian calendar celebrate Easter on Sunday, around the beginning of April to early May in the Gregorian calendar. Meanwhile, the Western Church uses the Gregorian calendar celebrate Easter on a Sunday between late March and late April each year based Gregorian calendar. Typically, the reference date for the Passover days to set a date other than the Christian Christmas.

When Easter 2013 in Indonesia
Easter Celebration 2013 in Indonesia falls on a Sunday, March 31, 2013.

When Easter 2014 in Indonesia
Easter Celebration 2014 in Indonesia falls on a Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Easter celebrations in Indonesia
In Indonesia, Easter is celebrated by Christians Protestants to hold church services since Friday. Meanwhile, Catholics commemorate Easter starting on Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) through Sunday (Sunday) Palm at various Catholic churches in Indonesia. Many churches held a drama that tells the suffering of the Cross of Jesus Christ toward crucifixion, visiting orphanages, or hold social work to commemorate the feast of the Passover.

One of the most popular Easter celebrations in Indonesia took place in the Chapel of Mr. Ma, Larantuka City, East Nusa Tenggara. Every year before Easter, the place is visited by tens of thousands of pilgrims who want to see the statue of the Virgin Mary or Mater Dolorosa. On the day of Easter, Chapel of Mr. Ma, held a Mr. Ma ceremony or ritual cleansing statue of Our Lady. After the ceremony, pilgrims allowed into the chapel and do homage to the statue of the Virgin Mary by candlelight and sing songs of praise. In addition to Easter, the general public is not allowed to see the statue of the Virgin Mary or Mater Dolorosa at Chapel of Mr. Ma.


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