The statue, which may have originally been made by Greek sculptor Myron, was ‘looted, smuggled and illegally exported from Italy’. Documents in the case do not allege any wrongdoing by Kardashian
Contemporary Greek culture and traditions are very rich and diverse, reflecting Greece’s location at the crossing point where the West meets the East and the country’s great and turbulent history.
As the greatest feast of Orthodoxy, Easter is celebrated in a unique way in every corner of Greece, with century-old local traditions being revived every year all across the country.
Prime Minister of Australia ‘ScoMo’ attends Greek Orthodox Easter service saying, “Christ is Risen.” His Eminence Archbishop Makarios had his own special Easter message to the thousands of believers attending as he tells them, “Do not be afraid to state your Greek origin and your Orthodox faith.”
The game of cracking red eggs, or “tsougrisma” as the Greeks call it, symbolises the breaking open of the tomb and Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The custom takes place after the resurrection on Easter Saturday at midnight or the following day during Paschal feasts.
Record crowds have gathered to celebrate Easter Church services around the nation, as the country experiences a period of relative normality whilst the pandemic still rampages in many other countries across the globe.
Each year, St. Basil’s looks forward to this family event shared with the community, held on Palm Sunday and leading into Holy Week.