Word of the Day: Denie

Well yesterday was Easter for Hungarians, Germans and pretty much all the foreigners here in Romania but for the Orthodox church that won’t happen until next Sunday.

A useful word to know here in Romania at this time of year is denie (denny-eh) which refers specifically and only to the Orthodox masses held each day during the week before Easter (aka this week right now).

This week before Easter, known as “Holy Week” in English is called Saptamana Mare in Romanian, literally “Great” or “Big Week”.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan (Pitesti) says:

    The catholics and orthodox believers was in the same religion (only one-christianity church until 1054. (the 11th century),when Vatican decide to take another “road” a parallel with Orthodox Church,(orthodox mean in greek-“The right way”)
    The East–West Schism of 1054, sometimes known as the Great Schism, formally divided the State church of the Roman Empire into Eastern (Greek) and Western (Latin) branches, which later became known as the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, respectively. Relations between East and West had long been embittered by political and ecclesiastical differences and theological disputes.


  2. redneck says:

    Greek catholics celebrate Easter next week as well


  3. je says:

    ain’t it better said “dAnny – eh” than “dEnny – eh”? just because it looks like it is rhyming with “penny”, it won’t do. because “ghoti” doesn’t look like “fish”.


    1. Sam R. says:

      well Bianca Suciu said it more like “denny-eh” so thats whom I was copying LOL


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