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In this photo taken on Sunday, April 20, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian citizens during his visit to Ain al-Tineh village, near Damascus, Syria.
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History will be made Sunday when Worcester's Roman Catholic Bishop Robert J. McManus joins Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and clergy of the city's Greek Orthodox Church in celebrating the Easter Agape Service at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Russell Street.
Members of the Perth Greek community marked Easter on Friday evening with a service at the Greek Orthodox Church of Saints Constantine and Helena.
Theano Peros, 89, picked out a dozen eggs to take home after she and the Women of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral dyed more than 1,200 of them to be sold or handed out to worshipers on Easter Sunday.
Lyudmila, 60, a newspaper copy editor, and Yelena Andreyevna, 75, a pensioner, have a lot in common.
Palm fronds and wooden crosses clutched in their hands, throngs of Christians have spent Holy Week retracing the last steps Jesus took before his death and resurrection in the ancient Old City of Jerusalem, while hundreds of thousands of Jews have made their own pilgrimages for the eight-day holiday of Passover.
Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.
A new series based on the story of Elijah the Prophet and billed as "a biblical Harry Potter" balances artistic license with the limits of Jewish tradition.
Even before Mass began, a crowd of more than 100,000 was overflowing from the cobblestoned square.
More than a dozen Palestinian worshipers were detained as clashes broke in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning between worshipers and Israeli forces who stormed the courtyards firing stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets.
The sermon read in every Paschal service in every Orthodox church in the world on this day, including ours .
A handout picture taken on April 16, 2014 and released on April 17 by the official Syrian Arab News Agency shows icons and religious objects strewn on the ground inside the Mar Taqla Greek Orthodox monastery in Syria's ancient Christian town of Maaloula after it was reportedly retaken by government forces.
Catholic and Orthodox Ukrainians alike are praying this Easter for a Ukraine at peace.
Ukraine's Prime Minister accuses the Russian President of Soviet Union ambitions as Orthodox Easter is marked with a war of words.
Worshippers look on during an Orthodox Easter service at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, April 19, 2014.
A Russian Orthodox priest blesses a pro-Russian activist as he stands guard Saturday outside the Donetsk Regional Administration building.
When he ventured into the mysterious subterranean churches of Ethiopia, Evgeny Lebedev not only visited one of the world's architectural marvels, he experienced a humble Orthodox Christianity which shames Russia's own I wake up and don't have a clue where I am.