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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...

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 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...

Epitaphios: Traditions of Holy Friday

Easter is one of the biggest religious celebrations of Christianity commemorating the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the passage from death to life. But as with other religious celebrations, the Christian celebration was predated by other events...