Greeks Mark Holy Friday With Solemn 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 Easter Holy Week Liturgies
Greek Easter is the most revered time of the year for religious Greeks as they fast for 40 days, go to confession, and attend long liturgies
Good Friday: a Day of Fasting, Mourning and Solemn Processions
For Greek Orthodox believers, Good Friday is a day of fasting and absolute mourning. The Greek Orthodox Church reminds us about Jesus’ journey to the Cross and death, about his burial and the triumph of evil over good, until the...
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...
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...
Holy Friday: A Day of Fasting and Mourning in Greece
In Greece Holy Friday is celebrated by fasting and is considered an absolute day of mourning. On this day, in the Greek Orthodox Church the story of Jesus’ journey to the Cross and death, his burial and the triumph...
Turkey: First Resurrection in St. Voukolos Church, Izmir
This year's Holy Friday and Holy Saturday were special for Greeks across the globe but also for the Greek Orthodox community of Izmir, Turkey, since this year, from Holy Thursday evening until Easter Sunday morning, all the liturgical ceremonies, including...