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In our day in the life of Orthodox families, the holidays of Christmas and Easter, of course, are celebrated, does not pass without attention to family life and Great Post. But after a joyful Easter day Church family life normally as it freezes. But in the spring and summer months in the Church calendar, a lot of special days that can be of great importance in the religious-moral education of children.
Earlier in Russia held fast to the custom of “Radonitsa”: custom to visit the graves of relatives and friends on Tuesday in the second week after Easter Sunday. This custom has been preserved in many places abroad, where they live more or less large group of Orthodox immigrants. For the convenience of working Radonitsa is often moved on the Sunday of Thomas, i.e. the first Sunday after Easter. Orthodox people visit the graves of deceased relatives and friends, there are memorial services, placed on the graves of red Easter eggs — as if with Christ passed into eternal life loved ones. In America, for example, Orthodox cemeteries are commonly outside the city, and this Easter remembrance of loved ones is often accompanied by a kind of picnic with refreshments, cleaning the graves, Continue reading