This web page is being created
to assist Eastern Christians, i.e., the Orthodox and the Greek or Byzantine
Catholics of the Byzantine/Slavic liturgical tradition to learn more about
the origins and meaning of their traditions and religious customs which
derive from and support important doctrines as applied to the events leading
up to and accompanying the Holy Resurrection. It is not intended as a
theological treatise, but more as a folkloric study with theological implications.
The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, is the primary
event celebrated throughout the Byzantine Divine Liturgy and in the traditions
of the Eastern Christians and is accompanied by many traditions from the
ancient past in support thereof. The scope of inquiry will begin with
Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem celebrated in the Western Church
as Palm Sunday, but known in the East as Flowery Sunday (Kvetna Nediliya)
or as Willow Sunday (Verbna Nediliya) and will end with the Great Day
(Veliki Den) also known as Paskha or Easter. Eventually a complete bibliography
of sources will be attached to assist others in researching the matter.
Interested persons are invited to submit
comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please give name and address.