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The Coronavirus Easter: How Greece Celebrated its Greatest Feast in Lockdown

April 19 was an Orthodox Easter Sunday nobody will ever forget in Greece. As strict curfew measures remain in place across the country to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Greeks tried to find new ways to...

Greece Celebrates Resurrection From Balconies, Gardens Amid Coronavirus Curfew

This past Holy Saturday night in Greece was one that hadn't been seen since the end of World War II. Millions of people watched the Liturgy of the Resurrection from their televisions instead of going to their neighborhood church, as...

Holy Light Arrives from Jerusalem to Athens Despite Coronavirus Curfew

An Aegean Airlines special flight carrying the Holy Light from Jerusalem arrived in Athens on Holy Saturday afternoon. This year the Holy Light arrived in Greece from the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem under very strict measures due to...

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...

Curfew Violations Rise as Greece Tries to Balance Between Lockdown and Orthodox Easter

The Greek police reported on Good Friday a total of 81 new fines imposed for unauthorised movement of citizens outside their county of residence on the previous day, on a day when normally millions of people would be outdoors...

Greece Extends Closure of Churches to April 28

A new joint ministerial decision scheduled to be issued on Thursday in Greece will allow the government to extend the period during which churches will have to remain closed in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. Greece is preparing...

Coronavirus: Greece Mulls Ban on Car Travel Over Orthodox Easter Weekend

The Greek government has not ruled out new, even tougher restrictive measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the coming days, especially ahead of Easter, which is celebrated on April 19 this year across the Orthodox Christian world. Government spokesperson...

South Korea’s Greek Orthodox Celebrate Easter With Unique Epitaphios Liturgy (video)

The small Greek community in Seoul, South Korea joined local Orthodox to celebrate the  Easter with an Epitaphios liturgy. Greek Reporter was live from the St. Nicholas Korean Orthodox Cathedral where the liturgy was recited in the Korean language and...

Why Orthodox Easter is the Same Day as Catholic Easter This Year

This year Orthodox Christians and the Catholics are celebrating Easter on the same day - but this is not always the case. In fact, there are many distinct reasons why many a year the Orthodox Church celebrates the Resurrection...