News and Programs 4.29.21
Welcoming OSRL Christian Chaplain, Intern, and Residents
As the spring semester draws to a close, we are delighted to announce several new appointments in Emory OSRL. Through a national search process that involved students, faculty, and staff, Maddie Henderson, M.Div. has been selected as OSRL's Christian Chaplain. Additionally, Helen Bond has been appointed OSRL Chaplain Intern for 2021-2022, and Liz Martin will continue as a Chaplain Resident this summer, and both she and Linh Le will serve as Chaplain Residents for the next academic year.
Welcoming Maddie Henderson, OSRL Christian Chaplain
Maddie Henderson, Christian Chaplain
The Emory OSRL Christian Chaplain role is a new position within Emory's multifaith chaplaincy team that is intended to center and enhance support for Emory's Christian communities, with special attention to Emory's Methodist heritage. The Christian Chaplain will assist the Dean of Religious Life by leading Christian spiritual and educational programming, advising and supporting Christian organizations and denominations, and centering Christian worship, Bible studies, retreats, pastoral care, and community service. 
OSRL is pleased to announce the appointment of Maddie Henderson, M.Div. to this role. Maddie is a United Methodist from Macon, GA, who has been a leader in the Vineville UMC. After graduating with a BA in English from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, she worked as a secondary school teacher and Director of Community Service. She went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree at Boston University School of Theology, and she served as the Protestant Chaplain at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. She brings strong experience serving as a Protestant Chaplain in a multifaith team similar to Emory OSRL, and is eager to serve as a resource for Emory's Christian communities of students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and alumni. She will begin her service in June.
Welcoming Helen Bond, OSRL Chaplain Intern
Emory OSRL is delighted to announce our Candler School of Theology Chaplain Intern for 2021-2022, Helen Bond. Helen is a 2018 graduate of Duke University, where she studied Political Science and minored in Religious Studies and Music. She is currently a master’s student at the Candler School of Theology, studying religious education and modern religious thought. She is interested in a career in higher education leadership, and she comes from Memphis, TN and loves great music.
Liz Martin to Serve as OSRL Chaplain Resident
Candler School of Theology student Liz Martin, who served as an OSRL Chaplain Intern during the 2020-2021 academic year, will continue as a Chaplain Resident this summer and next academic year. Over the past year, Liz provided weekly support to the Inter-Religious Council, preached at Beloved Community worship services, and created a litany for the LGBTQ Pride Celebration. This summer, Liz will support OSRL staff and students in developing the new WISE (Welcoming Interfaith and Spiritual Exploration) Interfaith Pre-Orientation program. 
Liz is from Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a sixth-generation Mormon (non-practicing) and an aspirant to UU ministry. She has two young adult children and a large extended family that she loves fiercely. She is passionate about prison reform, comprehensive sexuality education, and delicious vegan food. Her favorite recreational activities are road trips and attending concerts.
Linh Le to Serve as OSRL Chaplain Resident
Candler School of Theology student Linh Le, who has served as an OSRL Chaplain Intern during the 2020-2021 academic year, will continue as a Chaplain Resident next academic year. Over the past year, Linh has provided weekly support to our Beloved Community Protestant Worship service, preached at the Beloved Community Women's Heritage Month service, and helped to coordinate vigils and activism in response to violence against Asian-American lives in Atlanta. As Chaplain Resident, Linh will join Chaplain Maddie and Helen Bond leading the Beloved Community Protestant Worship community and supporting OSRL retreats and other programming. 
Linh is from Vietnam and has considerable experience and passion working with international students, refugees, people experiencing homelessness, and people experiencing incarceration. Linh enjoys exploring food cultures, taking pictures, and travel. 
Community Gathering For Healing and Hope
Community Gathering For Healing and Hope: Responding to a Year with COVID-19
TOMORROW: Friday, April 30, 12:00 p.m. EST, Register Here:
After a year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, political divisiveness, and ongoing racial injustice and violence, this will be an opportunity to give voice to our experiences and feelings, to acknowledge the losses and the grief of the past year, to honor the sacrifices of unseen heroes, and to bring a sense of initial closure to this time when so many have been away from campus.
Through music, reflections, prayer and meditation, we will mark the passing of this time and seek collective healing and hope for the future. If possible, you are invited to have a candle on hand to light. For more information, please contact
Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, Faculty Staff Assistance Program, and Counseling and Psychological Services.
Register Here
Virtual Buddha Day Celebration
Virtual Buddha Day Celebration 2021
Thursday, May 6, 6:00 p.m. ET, Zoom
Join us as we celebrate Buddha Day commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of the Buddha, and the Buddhist values of nonviolence, compassion, and interdependence. The program will include meditation, chanting, Dhamma talks, and student reflections. For more information, please email Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman. Join us on Zoom by clicking here.
A National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors
Tuesday, May 4, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT, YouTube Live
May We Gather. When someone is hurting, we come together as a community. We gather because our lives are inexorably interlinked. We do not suffer alone, nor do we heal alone. Only when we gather as a sangha (community), can we truly support each other’s freedom. Join us on this 49th day Buddhist gathering in honor of those Asian Americans who were killed in Atlanta last month. To learn more and view the live stream, please click here.
Emory Baccalaaureate 2021
Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony for the Class of 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021, 4:30-5:00 p.m. EST
Each year, we look forward to celebrating graduating seniors and sending them into the world with blessings in the Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony. This year, Emory seniors, chaplains, faculty, staff, and affiliates collaborated to create an online Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2021 that will be broadcast through Emory communications channels on Friday, May 14, 2021.
Baccalaureate is an Emory Commencement tradition that formally celebrates the academic and personal journeys of the graduating senior class and sends the class into the world with music, prayers, inspiring reflections, and blessings.
The program will feature the following:
- Greetings by the President, Deans, Faculty, Staff, and Affiliates
- Prayers, meditations, and reflections by Members of the Class of 2021
- Special music 
To view the Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2021, please check the Emory Commencement website here
Mid-Week Musical Meditation - 44.28.21 "Listern, Learn, Love
Midweek Musical Meditation - 4.28.21
"Listen, Learn, Love"
Last Midweek Musical Meditation of Spring 2021
On Wednesday, April 28, OSRL hosted our last midweek musical meditation of the Spring 2021 semester. Thank you for joining us this semester. We would love to hear how this program has impacted you this semester and also learn how we can improve for the Fall 2021 semester.     
We’ll be sending a feedback survey via email and Facebook soon. To reach out directly with feedback, ideas, or words of support, please email Thank you again.
Last Beloved Community Protestant Worship of Spring 2021
On Sunday, April 25, Beloved Community Protestant Worship held our last service of the Spring 2021 semester. We give thanks for all of our staff, interns, student planning team members, and guest preachers for a wonderful semester. We wish everyone a restful summer and we will see you in Fall 2021. To get involved for next semester, please contact
The Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace, Sunday, April 25, 2021, Beloved Community Worship "The Good Shepherd"
Emory University Beloved Community - 4.25.21
The Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace, Oxford College Chaplain
"The Good Shepherd" 
Methodist Ministry Spotlight
Service @ Glenn
Service Opportunities at Glenn Memorial Church
Still in Mission. Just like all of us individually, committees at Glenn have had to rethink their plans and activities in the face of physical distancing. While speakers, trips, service projects, and other events have not been possible, committees have found other ways to be the church in our community by sharing our resources. See our full newsletter here. Below are a few highlights:
  • Celebrating Ten Years of Service
    Ten years ago this month, Snack in a Backpack made its first deliveries. Using a start-up grant from the Glenn Memorial UMC Board of Trustees, volunteers shopped and then gathered to pack and deliver food to 50 students at Cook Elementary School. The food was packed in actual backpacks, which volunteers delivered on Fridays and then picked up on Mondays to re-pack the following week. Based on the program’s success during the last 6 weeks of that school year, the program expanded when school resumed in August. Many thanks to all who have helped fulfill Snack in a Backpack’s mission to feed children at risk of hunger.
We need more volunteers on Thursdays to set up, pack, and load food for delivery. Volunteers may sign up HERE. Snack follows COVID-19 protocols to provide a safe environment for volunteers. Contact Deborah Marlowe for more information.
  • John Lewis Voter Advancement Day Votercade
    Saturday, May 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m., King Center (449 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312)
    Jump in your car or hop on your bike to join a nationwide rally to mobilize support for the For the People Act (HR 1) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4). The proposed route (subject to change) of the votercade through Atlanta will start at the King Center on Auburn Avenue, progress on John Lewis Freedom Parkway, and end at the C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute on Pemberton Place (near the World of Coca-Cola).
    Sign-up to participate HERE.
India's COVID-19 Crisis: How to Help
The Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkley has been following the Covid-19 news from India with growing alarm. Stories of people being turned away from hospitals because of oxygen shortages have been particularly heartbreaking. Against this backdrop, many nonprofits are doing great work procuring badly needed supplies of everything from oxygen to PPEs, feeding the poor, and offering other forms of succor to the desperate. We'd like to give a shout-out to a few of them (while stating that there are many more out there who are doing amazing frontline work and could do with your support).
  • The American India Foundation (AIF)
    The American India Foundation is launching Phase II of its COVID-19 relief effort to provide infrastructure support (such as oxygen supplies), protect front-line workers via PPE and other measures, and build community resilience through campaigns and nutrition. Donations are accepted from the United States: Donate HERE.
  • Hemkunt Foundation
    The Hemkunt Foundation is providing oxygen cylinders free of charge to families in critical need in the Delhi NCR region.  Donations are being accepted in India and internationally: Donate HERE.
  • Arogya World
    Arogya World is a global health non-profit organization working to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). During the pandemic, Arogya has focused on advancing the dialogue on workplace health and providing resources and information relating to Covid-19 relief. Learn more here: Donate HERE.
  • GiveIndia
    GiveIndia is currently raising funds for healthcare workers, patients, and all those suffering from the second wave of the Covid-19 crisis in India. There are many trusted campaigns that you can support: Donate HERE.
  • Ketto
    Ketto is an Indian crowdfunding site currently focused on raising funds for oxygen supplies for Indian hospitals: Donate HERE.
Upcoming Programs

Online Guided Meditation and Discussion
Thursday, April 29, 6:00 p.m., Zoom
This evening, Emory Buddhist Club welcomes back Jian Gan Shifu, joining us from Dharma Jewel Monastery. DJM, established in 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, is the largest Chinese Chan meditation center in the Southeastern United States.
Jian Gan Shifu will be leading part 3 of a 3-part seminar this week. During the meeting, she will lead a meditation and give a Dharma talk on the topic, "Middle Way & Buddha Nature". 
30 Days of Climate Action Eco-Faith From Home
Ongoing through Thursday, May 13
The United Methodist Creation Justice Movement and Glenn's Environmental Committee’s 30 Days of Climate Action Eco-Faith from Home is Sponsored by Georgia Interfaith, Power & Light (gipl), the Ray Anderson Foundation, and Drawdown GA.
These 30 days are sure to provoke discussion and provide inspiration in the fight against the environmental crisis we are currently in.
Glenn's Environmental Committee invites you to sign up for free. Sign up here and attend as you are able. Sponsored by Glenn Memorial Church. 
The next Eco-Faith From Home workshop is:
  • Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Imagining a Healthy, Equitable, & Sustainable Planet
    Thursday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.
UKirk Atlanta: End of Year Virtual Party
Thursday, April 29, 8:00 p.m. ET
We'll hangout for a while and then play Among Us. Download the app on your phone so you can play for free. We'll stream the game via zoom so we can all watch and talk, even if you don't want to play. Learn more here
University Catholic Center
This Week with the University Catholic Center
Learn more about the University Catholic Center here and see their full bulletin here.
  • Hot Takes Happy Hour
    Mondays, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Zoom
    Welcome to Hot Takes Happy Hour, a time to unpack and decompress difficult and potentially controversial topics in a faith-centered atmosphere. Click here to join us on Zoom.
  • Game Night
    Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Zoom 
    Looking for something fun to do or need a mental break? Come hang out and play games with us. Jackbox, Among Us, and other video games, card games, board games, and trivia - you name it, we'll play it. Click here to join us on Zoom.
  • Catholic Chat
    Wednesdays, 8:00-8:30 p.m., Zoom
    Do you have questions about the Church? Are you puzzled by Church teachings? Do you want to think aloud – and with others – in a comfortable informal setting that encourages participation and exchange? Join us for open-minded, in-depth conversations about Catholicism. Click here to join us on Zoom.
  • Fellowship and Adoration Night
    Fridays, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Zoom
    The Fellowship and Adoration Night is a student-led Bible study focused on growing in faith and experiencing Christ's presence in our lives. Join us on the University Catholic Center back deck at 1753 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30307, or on Zoom every Friday during the school year. Click here to join us on Zoom.
Weekly Community and Reflection with Venerable Priya
Fridays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, Zoom
Join Venerable Priya, Emory Buddhist Chaplain, and other participants for a time of community and reflection together. The purpose of this time is to connect and relax with each other as we share our reflections on our favorite poems, texts, and experiences that are meaningful, whether spiritually or not. There will be pre-selected topics/texts for reflection. We also encourage you to bring a poem or text that is meaningful to you, but that is not required.
All students are welcome. To register, please click here. For more information, please contact Venerable Priya at
Hindu Student Association Final Book Club for 2021
Thursday, April 29, 8:30 p.m., Zoom
This Thursday will mark our last book club meeting of the semester. We will be reading and discussing the second half of the third chapter, “Yoga of Wisdom”. To see the Google slides presentation, click here. To access the Zoom meeting, click here or enter the meeting ID: 918 1161 1559. Stay posted for more information about how the book club will work next year. And to the seniors who came, thanks for sticking with us in our first year. 
Hindu Students Association Weekly Aarti
Fridays, 5:00 p.m., Zoom
Join the Hindu Students Association (HSA) this Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Aarti facilitated by the Emory HSA and Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya. All are welcome to attend. Click here for the Zoom link.
Aarti is a form of worship in which a lamp, typically an oil lamp, is circled around a symbol, image, or deity while singing prayers of veneration. The various icons towards which the Aarti is performed hold unique significance across different Hindu traditions, although the atmosphere of joy and upliftment is common to all. Whether performed alone in one’s home or in a communal setting like a temple, Aarti is a ritual by which Hindus connect devotionally to their spiritual and religious principles.
For more information, please contact Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya. More about the Emory HSA and their activities can be found on their Facebook page.
Emory Hillel: Sophomore and Junior Shabbat
Friday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. ET, Marcus Hillel Center
Emory Hillel invites sophomores and juniors to join for an in-person Shabbat experience on Hillel's back patio. Sign up here
Emory MSA: Congratulations Class of 2021
Sunday, May 2, 5:00 p.m., EST, Zoom
Asalmu aleykum and Ramadan Mubarak! Please join us on Sunday, May 2, at 5:00 p.m. EST to send off our MSA seniors with love. Congratulations to Emory's Class of 2021. Learn more here


Emory MSA: Ramadan Iftars
Tuesdays and Thursdays during Ramadan
Assalamualaikum and Ramadan Mubarak! The Emory MSA will be hosting catered Iftars every Tuesday and Thursday of Ramadan at Cannon Chapel. Iftars will be in to-go boxes. We are excited to celebrate Ramadan with our Emory Community. Sign-up is required ahead of time and space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. To learn more, please contact Dr. Isam Vaid.  
Hillel First Year Council: Splatter N Slide
Monday, May 3, 3-6 p.m., Marcus Hillel Center
Come celebrate the end of the semester and de-stress before finals with FYC. We’ll have a giant canvas to splatter paint plus a slip n slide. Learn more here

First Friday Dinner
Friday, May 7, Time TBD, The Quad
Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) invites all graduate students for fellowship and dinner next Friday on the Quad. If you have any questions or concerns, email us at
Off Campus Programs
Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta
Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta - Weekly Enewsletter
The Regional Council of Churches Weekly Church Action eNewsletter contains events, volunteer opportunities, and resources of interest to the faith community. We welcome submissions from the community. Past issues are here. Below are a few highlights from the most recent edition:
  • The Space Left by Love, on "Day 1" Radio Program
    Sunday, May 2, 7:05 a.m.
    The Rev. Dr. Darian Duckworth, pastor of First UMC, West Point, Miss., is the upcoming preacher on Day 1, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also online at and podcast. "The Space Left by Love" is based on 1 John 4:15-21. "John has experienced the fear and witnessed the hatred," she says. "And with a healthy mix of compassion, gentleness, and truth-telling, he names what is hindering the kingdom of Jesus’s love from being all he intended it to be." Day 1 has been broadcast every week for 76 years. Hear it in Atlanta Sundays at 7:05 a.m. on WSB News 95.5 and 750 AM. Visit for this sermon and many resources.
  • Pandemic as Portal Forum Series
    Sundays, May 2, 9, and 16, 5:00 p.m.
    St. Luke’s Faith & Advocacy Network teams with Absalom Jones Center, Interfaith Children’s Movement, and Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center to present a series of forums on Sunday evenings.
Learning gleaned from book studies, forums, and classes will usher us into a new normal, when future actions will be based on the spiritual considerations of atonement and reconciliation.  Only love can guide us to the beloved community.  
Sunday, May 2 -The Fierce Urgency of Now: Countering the Impact of Income Inequality.
Sunday, May 9 - Addressing Child Trauma Caused by COVID.
Sunday, May 16 - Eviction Prevention: Countering Homelessness.
Click here for a description and to register to join on zoom. 
  • Atlanta-Area Clergy Conversation                                                                                        Friday, May 7, 7:00 p.m., Facebook Live
    This week's Atlanta area Clergy Conversation is the PK Experience Reunion with Dr. Richard Flippin, Rev. Michael Clayton Harris, Elder Quincy Lavelle Carswell II, and the Benton Sisters with Pastor Ken Jelks. Live on Facebook.
Interfaith for Rookies: A Two-Part Training (Part 1)
Tuesday, May 4, 1:00 p.m. ET, Zoom
Interfaith Youth Core invites students new to interfaith to join fellow rookies to courageously and compassionately explore how to leverage religious diversity for the common good. Students may register for part 1 of the training here and register for part 2 of the training here.
Georgia Buddhist Summer Camp
May 29-31, 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET, Zoom
Atlanta Buddhism is pleased to invite you to this year's Georgia Buddhist Summer Camp, which will be online only via Zoom. We have several great teachers, including senior American monk Reverend Heng Sure from Berkeley Buddhist Monastery. There will be a youth group and an adults group. All are welcome, so please register for this free camp at
Author talk: Annette Gordon-Reed's On Juneteenth
Monday, June 7, 7:00 p.m. ET, Zoom
For their next author talk, the Atlanta History Center is hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Texas native Annette Gordon-Reed. Gordon-Reed will discuss her book On Juneteenth and its essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history in conversation with Virginia Prescott.
Weaving together American history, a dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. All too aware of the stories of cowboys, ranchers, and oilmen that have long dominated the lore of the Lone Star State, Gordon-Reed—herself a Texas native and the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas as early as the 1820s—forges a new and profoundly truthful narrative of her home state, with implications for us all.
To learn more and register, please click here.
Partner Programs
Friday Night Flix
Friday Night Flix
Friday, April 30, 7:45-11:59 p.m., McDonough and SAAC Fields
Join Emory University tomorrow for Movie Night, free for all Emory students. There will be two showings each for Adventures of Rufus Fantastic Pet and I Still Believe. Movies will start on time.
Free Snacks and Emory branded blanket giveaways while supplies last. If bad weather should occur, both movies will be moved inside. Due to COVID-19 event guidelines capacity will decrease to 35 students per showing. All movies will be first come first serve for students who have signed up at this link.
Emory Community Conversation: Exploring Asian Identity & Building Coalition
Thursday, May 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Asian identity as a race is an oversimplification of the rich diversity of a continent. Join Dr. Wendy Fu and Dr. Falguni Sheth for a conversation on Asian identity, the ways in which generations explore identity differently, and how we can use our shared experience to build bridges. 
Learn more about our speakers and register here. Sponsored by Emory Alumni Association.
Health Equity Day
Tuesday, May 11, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT, Zoom
Registration deadline: Friday, May 7 at 11:59 pm
Emory's Department of Medicine presents a half-day conference that aims to raise awareness and encourage action around the systemic health disparities that exist across racial, ethnic, cultural, and social groups, while also recognizing interventions and research across the department centered on health equity and advanced by our community members who have been historically underrepresented in medicine.
The event brings together stakeholders from all divisions and ranks, providing a platform to share compelling new findings, facilitate scientific exchange, and identify opportunities for collaboration. The conference includes poster presentations, a case competition, a keynote address, and a narrative pre-event. All members of the Department of Medicine community are welcome to attend.
For questions about Health Equity Day, please contact John-Otis Blanding, program coordinator for Diversity Initiatives and Human Resources. Register here. Co-sponsored by RYSE and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.
Personal Prayer Spaces on Campus - Spring 2021
Communal religious practices are happening virtually or off-campus this semester. Cannon Chapel, the university chapel on the Quad, is closed for communal spiritual gatherings. However, there are small prayer spaces around campus that are available for individual prayer and meditation. To see a list of those spaces, please click here or below. 
For questions, please contact
Weekly Gatherings
Weekly Religious and Philosophical Gatherings
While this is a year unlike any other, there are a plethora of weekly religious and philosophical gatherings offered at Emory. Many of them are listed here
Can't find what you are looking for? Check out our Fall 2020 Orientation page with videos and contact information for many of our religious and philosophical organizations. You can also directly contact many of our undergraduate and graduate communities directly or contact our religious life affiliates and OSRL staff.
For questions, or to add an item to our weekly gatherings page, please email
Upcoming Religious Holidays and Festivals
These events are drawn from the multifaith calendar maintained by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Harvard Divinity School. To see more upcoming religious holidays and festivals, please click here.
Great Lent
Ongoing through Friday, April 30
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
In Orthodox churches, the first day of Lent marks the beginning of the Great Fast, the final six weeks of a 10-week period leading up to Holy Week and Easter (Pascha). In the churches that follow the Gregorian calendar, Lent is a six-week observance (40 days excluding Sundays) beginning with Ash Wednesday and culminating in Holy Week. It is a time of repentance and sacrifice in preparation for Easter.
Ongoing through Wednesday, May 12
Tradition: Islam
The Holy Month of Ramadan is the month of fasting during which Muslims who are physically able do not eat or drink from the first sign of dawn until sunset in honor of the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. The evening meal is celebrated with family.
Ongoing through May 1
Tradition: Baha'i
Commemorates the 12 days that Baha'u'llah spent in the Garden of Ridvan in the last days of his exile in Baghdad, during which time he proclaimed himself as the one announced by Bab. Work is suspended for the first, ninth, and twelfth days.
Friday, April 30
Tradition: Wicca/Paganism
The final fertility festival, celebrating the Earth's fecundity and anticipating the power of the sun and the Earth in summer.
Holy Friday
Friday, April 30
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
The day that commemorates the Passion of Jesus Christ, i.e., his death by crucifixion. It is the Orthodox equivalent of "Good Friday."
Ghambar Maidyozarem
April 30-May 4
Tradition: Zoroastrianism
Celebrates the creation of the sky and harvesting of the winter crop.
Easter Sunday (Pascha)
Sunday, May 2
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
Celebrates the resurrection from death of Jesus Christ. It is the oldest and most important festival in the Christian year and initiates the 50-day period culminating in Pentecost. Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians often observe Easter on a different date than Orthodox Christians.
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