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Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church

The liturgy of Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church is marked by two major events: the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples and the betrayal by Judas Iscariot. The Last Supper is the ultimate revelation of God’s redeeming...

How Greeks Celebrate Holy Thursday, The Last Supper

On Holy Thursday, Greeks celebrate the saddest day of the Holy Week as it marks Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth. The Greek Orthodox Church brings to life the events of the Last Supper and Jesus' last day before he...

Why Greeks Make Tsoureki at Eastertime

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet yeast bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday, and eat on Easter Sunday. Early in the morning on Holy Thursday throughout Greece, women start kneading the dough for the tsoureki. Some bakers...

Holy Thursday: The Last Supper

Holy Thursday is the saddest day of the Holy Week and in the Greek Orthodox Church the events of Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth are brought to life. Before his sacrifice for the salvation of men, Jesus wanted to...

Holy Thursday; The Saddest Holy Week Day

Holy Thursday is the saddest day of the Holy Week and in the Greek Orthodox Church the events of Jesus Christ's last day on Earth are revived. Before his sacrifice for the salvation of men, Jesus wanted to dine with...