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Greek Holy Week in Coronavirus Times: Seven Traditions We Will Miss this Year

This year Greek Easter is going to be so different that it will go down in history as very likely one of the most unsettling...

Greeks to Mark Solemn Holy Friday With Epitaphios Processions

Good Friday is a profoundly mournful day in Greece which commemorates the Passion of Christ. A nationwide affair, it recalls the moments leading up...

Hydra Boasts the Most Spectacular Epitaphios Procession in Greece (video)

Hundreds of people gathered near the beach on the island of Hydra to witness the traditional Good Friday procession of Epitaphios. In one of the...

Greeks Join Epitaphios Procession in Each Parish

The Epitaphios Procession ceremony took place in the evening of Holy Friday with  hundreds of believers joining the procession in each parish across Greece. The...
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Why Greek Easter Is Better than… Just Easter!

  By Olga Militsi Easter is celebrated around the world, but Greeks usually observe it later (see why here) and it's actually called Pascha, the word which means...

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