Orthodox Easter celebrations in Florence

This year the Orthodox Easter celebrations were on Sunday 2 May. In the city of Florence this celebration was held in the Florentine Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Jesus Christ and St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker.

Easter celebrations in 2020

In compliance with the curfew this year the traditional night procession, krestnyj khod, was held on Sunday morning at 6:00 am.

 This is the traditional formula of wishes and greetings that is exchanged on Easter day:

– Khristos voskryesye! (Christ is risen!)

– Voistinu voskryesye! (He is truly risen!)