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Pascha is either Orthodox Easter or the Resurrection of the Lord. It is a transliteration of a Greek word, which is itself a transliteration of the Hebrew pesach, both words meaning passover. The English word Pasch carries the same meaning and is preferred by a small minority of Orthodox Christians, notably the Monks of New Skete. Some Orthodox Christians discourage the use of the word Easter, believing that the term has roots in pagan rites of the spring equinox and overtones of fertility.

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