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Greek Orthodox Easter

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?...

A Dangerous Greek Easter Custom that Causes Serious Accidents

The Easter custom of throwing firecrackers and explosives or shooting guns at the time of Resurrection costs limbs and even deaths, every year in Greece. The victims of this "undeclared war" of fireworks that takes place during the Holy Saturday...

Photographer Partasides in Three Artists Orthodox Exhibition

The 68-year-old photographer of Greek-Cypriot descent, Doros Partasides will showcase a number of his photographs in an exhibition at the Hellenic Center, in Paddington Street, Westminster. The exhibition, Three Artists, Three Techniques, One Subject: Orthodoxy, celebrates the Greek Orthodox feast...

Greek-Australians Celebrated A Glorious Easter

Greeks of Australia celebrated Orthodox Easter as massive and glorious as possible. The excellent weather conditions and high temperatures gave the vast Greek community the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Easter. Areas in Melbourne and Sydney, where the Greek element...