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Holy Week

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...

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...