As an Orthodox, I would love to say that Holy Week is the most beautiful part of being Orthodox. The lenten preparation, the liturgical services, the cultural preparation that goes into participating in our Lord's death and then resurrection is what makes being Orthodox worth it. There are so many wonderful traditions associated with this week depending on where you come from in the world.
I would like to see a heading in the Encyclopedia article with TRADITIONS and sub-headings for different areas of orthodoxy describing their 'traditions' ... Is this acceptable as per the rules? 14:38, January 13, 2008 (PST)