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Tag: Holy Week

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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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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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LIVE STREAMING: Holy Friday Lamentation Church Service

GCT is live streaming Great and Holy Friday Lamentation church service, bringing the church into everyones home. Practical guide for participating in live-streamed Church services You can watch it here: Greek City…

St Spyridon Parish - Sydney

LIVE STREAMING: Holy Friday Vespers- Apokathilosis Church Service

GCT is live streaming Great and Holy Friday Vespers- Apokathilosis church service, bringing the church into everyones home. Practical guide for participating in live-streamed Church services You can watch it here: Greek…

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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…

St Spyridon Parish - Sydney

LIVE STREAMING: Holy Thursday Church Service

GCT is live streaming Holy Thursday church service, bringing the church into everyones home. Practical guide for participating in live-streamed Church services You can watch it here: Greek City Times Youtube Greek City Times Facebook…

Tsoureki with Red Eggs

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…

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