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Greeks Mark Solemn Holy Friday With Epitaphios Processions

Holy Friday, or Good Friday, is a profoundly mournful day in Greece which commemorates the Passion of Christ with the traditional Epitaphios processions. A nationwide affair, it recalls the moments leading up to and including the crucifixion of Jesus Christ,...

Greek Good Friday Procession Tweaked for Coronavirus

This year, Greeks gathered for the mournful Good Friday "Epitaphio" procession under different conditions than usual due to coronavirus restrictions. 

Hellenic Naval Band Performs Good Friday Epitaph Mourning Hymn

The Hellenic Naval Band has released a video of their powerful performance of Good Friday's best known Epitaph mourning hymn.

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 Mark Solemn Good Friday With Processions

Good Friday is an profoundly mournful day in Greece that 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...

Good Friday: Greek Orthodox Traditions of the Epitaph

Good Friday is an eminently mournful day commemorating the Passion of the Christ across Greece. Even the most remote churches honor the tradition of the epitaph, filling the atmosphere with piety and devoutness. In every Greek city, village or island, the Passion...

Holy Friday Traditions Across Greece

In Good Friday, millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion. For the Greek Orthodox Church, Good Friday is a day of mourning. The drama of Jesus Christ's death is followed with great devoutness. The icon...

The Epitaph: Greek Orthodox Good Friday Traditions

Good Friday is an eminently mournful day that commemorates the Passion of Christ in all of Greece. Even the most remote churches honor the tradition of the epitaph filling the atmosphere with piety and devoutness. In every Greek city, village or...

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...