“Flying Priest” Marks Holy Saturday’s Liturgy in Greece
The tradition of the “Flying Priest” from the Greek island of Chios has now spread in many parts of Greece and Cyprus
Holy Saturday: Greek Orthodox Prepare for the Resurrection of Jesus
Holy Saturday, the day before Greek Easter on Sunday, marks the last day of Holy Week for Orthodox Christians.
Thousands Defy COVID Restrictions for Botides, Corfu’s Easter Tradition
The Greek island of Corfu kept the Holy Saturday tradition of ''Botides'' alive for yet another year in 2021
Holy Light to Arrive in Greece in Humble Ceremony This Year
The Holy Light will arrive to Greece on Holy Saturday in a humble ceremony, without the head of state honors of previous years
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...
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