Holy Week

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...

Majority of Greeks Claim to Fast During Holy Week: Survey

Two out of three Greeks say they will be fasting on Holy Week and one in six claim that they will be fasting throughout Lent, according to a consumer survey published Thursday. The survey by the Institute of Retail Trade...

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...

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...

What Do Greeks Celebrate on Holy Wednesday?

The ceremonial traditions that Greeks carry out at the Church for Holy Wednesday are seeped stories from the Gospel of Matthew which tells the story of what took place two days before Jesus Christ was crucified. In Greece, Church members receive...

What the Orthodox Celebrate on Holy Tuesday

On Holy Tuesday during the Great and Holy week leading up to Easter, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the holy gospel which refers to Christ’s denunciation against the religious leaders of Israel, the Secretaries and the Pharisees and also commemorates the...

Watch 400 Dancers From Mykonos Make History Performing Traditional Folk Dances on Palm Sunday! (Video)

On Palm Sunday, spectators got to see a unique dance spectacle in the old port of Mykonos when hundreds of amateur dancers of all ages wearing naval caps and forming a large human chain danced traditional folk dances in unison. The...

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...

What We Celebrate on Holy Wednesday

We are in the middle of the Holy Week and the Greek Orthodox Church reminds us of a fact that took place two days before Jesus Christ was crucified. According to Matthew, Jesus was at the house of Simon the...

Celebrations of Holy Tuesday

In the Greek Orthodox Church, Holy Tuesday is dedicated to the holy gospel referring to Christ’s denunciation against the religious leaders of Israel, the Secretaries and the Pharisees; it also commemorates the Parable of the Ten Virgins and the...