You can't do them both. It has to be one or the other. The Passover meal can't be served during Holy Week since we *fast* during Holy Week.
Sure you can. We do it in Church on Holy Thursday. BTW, fasting is optional in Orthodoxy.
I'm not going to say that you're right other than to say that one can choose to fast or not to fast. Jesus in the desert had the same choice we did which is why we commemorate the Great Lent which has no analog in Judaism.
Fasting in Orthodoxy is a tool. The Tradition of the Church has always seen fasting as only a tool to combat the passions and to open the door to the renewal of the Holy Spirit: beyond this higher purpose it has no value.
There's no concept of humility. No self-denial? No ascetics? Eat lamb on Holy Thursday (even though sundown Holy Thursday = Holy Friday on the liturgical calendar) because that is the Passover meal?
Who said anything about eating lamb?
Whatever is eaten at the passover meal - beef brisket, turkey, chicken
Didn't the children of Israel eat lamb and unleavened bread before the first born of the Egyptians were killed: Exodus 12:21-28
I know what traditional Jews eat at a Passover seder. However, my focus is on what Yeshua did. It is a new covenant.
"Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband unto them, says the Lord'"
"For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night (at sunset was the start of the fourteenth day of the first month) in which he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat, this is my body, which is broken for you. This do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood. This do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come."
It is an important day for me as well as Pascha. I do not take it lightly and am offended when people here make jest of it.