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Tag: Greek Orthodox Easter

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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…

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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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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…

Great and Holy Saturday

Great and Holy Saturday

On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades. It is the day between the Crucifixion of our Lord and His glorious Resurrection.…

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How to make and decorate your own Epitaphio (VIDEO)

Easter is one of the biggest religious celebrations of Christianity commemorating the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the passage from death to life. On Great and Holy Friday, the Epitaphio…

Great and Holy Friday

Great and Holy Friday

On Great and Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross. This is the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and…

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Tsoureki Recipe for Pascha

Tsoureki is a sweet Greek Easter bread, which has a three-strand braid to represent the Holy Trinity. It is traditionally made today, Holy Thursday (along with the dyeing of the Easter eggs) and eaten…

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday

On Thursday of Holy Week four events are commemorated: the washing of the disciples’ feet, the institution of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony in the…

Holy Wednesday

Holy Wednesday

On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament or Mystery of Holy Unction is conducted in Greek Orthodox parishes. The Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the…

Holy Tuesday

Holy Tuesday

On Holy Tuesday, during the Great and Holy week of Easter, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Holy Gospel, which refers to Christ’s denunciation against the religious leaders of Israel, the Secretaries…

Holy Monday

Holy Monday

Today is Holy Monday and for each of the first three days of Holy Week, there is a general theme. These are the days that set the stage for Christ’s death and…

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