Today is Pascha - that's Easter to us Westerners. Of course Pascha works for those in the West just the same. But popular Western parlance calls it Easter, while most Orthodox will correct you in two shakes of a paschal lamb's tail if you use Easter in their company.
My second oldest son has chosen to remain in the Orthodox way, even as the rest of us returned to the Catholic Church. This wasn't surprising, just as it wasn't surprising our oldest remained Catholic when the rest sojourned with the Orthodox tradition for a season.
Years and years ago, on our way into the Catholic Church, we actually visited with the Orthodox for a bit. In Protestantism, you have engrained certain 'anti-Catholic' biases that are a bit like having the Queen of Diamonds laid in front of you when you get too close to a Catholic tradition. Because my wife had been born and bred Baptist, her family drinking deeply from the well of Baptist life, it wasn't easy for her to transition to Catholicism in a direct line.
Therefore we went in an outflanking maneuver that included visiting the Orthodox cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. It was too far to seriously consider visiting on a regular basis. And it was quite foreign to us. But it wasn't Catholic, and that helped us look at various doctrines and teachings in ways a lifelong Protestant might not have if the only option was through a Catholic lens.
Eventually we came into the Catholic Church - a long road to be sure. But we did get an appreciation for the Orthodox tradition. There were problems, of course, and that's why we returned. But for my son, the problems our outweighed by the benefits, and the problems he sees in the churches of the Dead West. Plus, from the time we first entered an Orthodox church before becoming Catholic, he had a wide eyed wonder that he never quite matched in the Catholic tradition.
So for him, and all who will be worshipping through the Paschal Celebration today and last night - especially those in war torn Ukraine who will be doing so from underground bunkers and hiding places - prayers for a blessed and joyous celebration.