Tag: Easter

The Athenian neighbourhood of Kypseli during lockdown 1

The Athenian neighbourhood of Kypseli during lockdown

Tobias Christopher Hautekiet Confinement is isolating and gives the sense that everything has come to a stand-still, but this once aristocratic Kypseli neighbourhood revealed a lot about itself during lockdown, and how…

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Easter in Greece 2020, celebrated on balconies and rooftops

The streets in Greece were empty this year for Easter, something never seen before. We all #stayedhome to protect our loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic. Christos Kissatzekian shares snapshots from the…

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Illegal immigrants on Chios riot on Holy Saturday

Two burnt-out cars, burnt illegal immigrant tents and attacks against the police checkpoints, are just some of the extensive incidents that began on Saturday morning and culminated at midnight on the same…


Athens illuminated with Easter Fireworks (VIDEO)

Fireworks were set off at the stroke of midnight on Holy Saturday, in seven parts of the centre of Athens, as an alternative way to celebrate Easter in the Greek capital this…

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Arrival of the Holy Fire in Athens

A few minutes before 6pm on Holy Saturday, the Aegean airline plane carrying the Άγιο Φως (Holy Fire) from the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, arrived at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. The…

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Great and Holy Pascha

On the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This feast of feasts is the most significant day in the…

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The ‘Tsiodras candle’

Greece’s infectious diseases expert Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, who gives daily updates to Greek citizens about the course of the coronavirus in the country, was the inspiration for  a chandler. Tsiodras is the…


Easter Message to our GCT family

Πάσχα (Pascha) this year symbolises love and solidarity more than ever. For the first time in history, this year’s Easter finds us in extraordinary and challenging times that have significantly changed our previous way of…