Epitaphios

Greek Holy Week in Coronavirus Times: Seven Traditions We Will Miss this Year

This year Greek Easter is going to be so different that it will go down in history as very likely one of the most unsettling and unusual holidays of all time. By far the most attended, and most solemn, of...

Greeks to Mark Solemn Holy Friday With Epitaphios Processions

Good Friday is a profoundly mournful day in Greece which commemorates the Passion of Christ. A nationwide affair, it recalls the moments leading up to and including the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, as told in the New Testament of...

Hydra Boasts the Most Spectacular Epitaphios Procession in Greece (video)

Hundreds of people gathered near the beach on the island of Hydra to witness the traditional Good Friday procession of Epitaphios. In one of the most spectacular rites in Greece, the men carrying the Epitaphios reach the beach and march...

Greeks Join Epitaphios Procession in Each Parish

The Epitaphios Procession ceremony took place in the evening of Holy Friday with  hundreds of believers joining the procession in each parish across Greece. The official Church of Greece Epitaphios Liturgy and Procession was held in the Metropolitan Church of...

South Korea’s Greek Orthodox Celebrate Easter With Unique Epitaphios Liturgy (video)

The small Greek community in Seoul, South Korea joined local Orthodox to celebrate the  Easter with an Epitaphios liturgy. Greek Reporter was live from the St. Nicholas Korean Orthodox Cathedral where the liturgy was recited in the Korean language and...

Why Greek Easter Is Better than… Just Easter!

  By Olga Militsi Easter is celebrated around the world, but Greeks usually observe it later (see why here) and it's actually called Pascha, the word which means Passover. There are many unique aspects of the Greek Easter celebration. What makes it so special?...

Hollywood Greeks Celebrate Good Friday

On Friday evening, the Christian Orthodox population of Los Angeles gathered at the Saint Sophia Cathedral for Good Friday’s commemoration and periphery of Epitaphios. Every year actors, directors and prominent Greek-Americans of the entertainment industry come to the church to...