I forgot, where I took it from when blogging. I don’t hold copyrights to the picture or icon. It is a Russian icon so the original should be (presumably) somewhere in Russia.
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Christ is Risen brother John,
Thanks for noting the Easter, it seems you’re right and my understanding of Easter’s etymology was wrong.
However, in most Slavic languages, the name for Easter either means “Great Day” or “Great Night”. For example, Wielkanoc, VeÄ¾kÃ¡ noc and Velikonoce mean “Great Night” or “Great Nights” in Polish, Slovak and Czech, respectively. Ð’ÐµÐ»Ð¸Ð³Ð´ÐµÐ½ (Veligden), Ð’ÐµÐ»Ð¸ÐºÐ´ÐµÐ½ÑŒ (Velykden), Ð’ÐµÐ»Ð¸ÐºÐ´ÐµÐ½ (Velikden), and Ð’ÑÐ»Ñ–ÐºÐ´Ð·ÐµÐ½ÑŒ (Vyalikdzyen’) mean “The Great Day” in Macedonian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, and Belarusian, respectively.
I mean the Slavonic meaning of Easter is connected to Orthodox Christianity, thus I thought that my logic was right 🙂
Yes he is Risen!
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