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Switzerland. Geneva. Easter at the Russian Church. The church is a lovely 19th-century Russian Orthodox church and designed in a Byzantine Moscovite style. The church’s full name is Cathédrale de l'Exaltation de la Sainte Croix. A group of believers, all women with a scarf on their heads, hold candles in hands on the night of Easter Sunday. The nighttime liturgy is a blessing of Easter fire with candles and the celebration of the Easter Proclamation of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion.The Russian church serves not only the Russian community but also Bulgarians, Serbs, Coptic Christians and other Orthodox worshippers who do not have their own church in Geneva. 16.04.17 © 2017 Didier Ruef