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Corfu Keeps 'Botides' Tradition Alive Despite Coronavirus Lockdown

The Greek island of Corfu kept the Holy Saturday tradition of ''Botides'' alive in 2020, despite the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event place took place in the picturesque Spianada Square on Saturday, however, without any crowds...

Greece to Celebrate Easter Divine Liturgy at Midnight May 26

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church decided on Thursday that the last Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection on May 26, will be celebrated in a way that all the faithful can attend, provided that coronavirus restrictions are...

Holy Light Arrives in Greece with Head of State Honors

The presidential aircraft carrying the Holy Light from Jerusalem arrived at the Elefsis Military Airport at 20:20 on Holy Saturday. Greek officials received the Holy Light with Head of State honors. The Holy Light was then transported to Eleftherios Venizelos Airport...

Corfu Celebrates Resurrection with Traditional Pot Smashing (video)

Thousands of locals and visitors commemorated the First Resurrection at noon on Holy Saturday with the traditional pot smashing ritual in Corfu's city center. According to the ancient island tradition, on Holy Saturday Corfu residents decorate their windows and balconies with...

Holy Saturday: The Last Day of Great and Holy Week

The last day of Great and Holy Week is Holy Saturday -- the day on which the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Jesus’ burial and his descent into hell where he preached to all the dead. On this day, the Church reminds...

Holy Saturday – The Last Holy Week Day

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and Lent. On Saturday, the chief priests and Pharisees asked Pontius Pilate to secure Jesus Christ’s tomb for three days because they had suspicions that his disciples would try to...