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Orthodox Good Friday in Moldova

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Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world annually observe Good Friday to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Local names

Vinerea Mare (ortodox)Romanian
Orthodox Good FridayEnglish
Orthodoxer KarfreitagGerman

Orthodox Good Friday 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Orthodox Good Friday 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015
List of dates for other years

Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday”. The atmosphere of the day is solemn and it is observed as a day of mourning to remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Many Orthodox churches retained the Julian calendar after the Gregorian calendar was introduced in Europe in 1582. Therefore they often follow a different Easter date compared with many western churches. Easter holidays, such as Good Friday, are “moveable feasts” as these dates change according to calendar calculations.

The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is remembered on Good Friday.

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Orthodox Good Friday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriApr 22010Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriApr 222011Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriApr 132012Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriMay 32013Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriApr 182014Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriApr 102015Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriApr 292016Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriApr 142017Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriApr 62018Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriApr 262019Orthodox Good FridayObservance
FriApr 172020Orthodox Good FridayObservance

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