Skip to comments.Orthodox Christian EASTER SERVICE IN DACHAU Concentration Camp
Posted on 05/04/2013 3:47:55 PM PDT by Ravnagora
Christ opening the gates of Dachau
In 1945, a Paschal Liturgy like no other was performed. Just days after their liberation by the US military on April 29, 1945, hundreds of Orthodox Christian prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp gathered to celebrate the Resurrection service and to give thanks.
The Dachau concentration camp was opened in 1933 in a former gunpowder factory. The first prisoners interred there were political opponents of Adolf Hitler, who had become German chancellor that same year. During the twelve years of the camp's existence, over 200,000 prisoners were brought there. The majority of prisoners at Dachau were Christians, including Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox clergy and lay people.
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The Americans rescued my dad, age 13 at the time, from the Japanese concentration camp in China. American were always on the side of freedom, now that is a thing of the past
A good and blessed Orthodox Easter to those of the Orthodox Churches!
May you and yours have a blessed Easter and thank you for all you do! Hristos Voskrese!
Christ is Risen!
May America once again be on the side of freedom!!!!
It seems that the President of our country has deigned to greet us Orthodox Christians on our holiest of holy days.
It would have been better if he said nothing at all!!!! (Given the holiness of this day, I will not go into detail as it why I believe that.)
Meanwhile, Google did just that about Pascha—it said nothing at all! Google thus missed its opportunity to redeem itself from its Western Easter debacle, when it turned Western Easter into “Cesar Chavez Day”.