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Orthodox Christians mark Easter this weekend

Orthodox Christians mark Easter this weekend

They've been abstaining from meat, dairy and egg products for weeks, and this weekend they'll dive into a feast like no other on their religious calendar. Orthodox Christians observe Easter this Sunday, a week later than most of their fellow Christians around the world. But in spiritual and gastronomic terms, most see the delay as well worth the wait. "[Easter] is the most important day in the world," says the Rev. Michael Pastrikos of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Greektown. "Christ busted up death — he abolished death — by breaking out of the tomb during the Resurrection. It's the cause of our greatest celebration." The holy...

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