Thursday, 21 April 2011

Holy Thursday – Megali Pempti ...

Knock Knock - Who is there ?

Some delightful children with their hand made cross, after the communion service this morning.

Its been a lovely day - warm sunshine and the children touring the streets, gaining rewards for their efforts decorating the cross, with flowers representing the crucifixion.

On Holy Thursday the bright red dyed eggs that are symbolic of Easter in Greece are prepared. Tradition says that the Virgin Mother, Mary, dyed eggs this color to celebrated the Resurrection of Christ and to celebrate life. Every Greek family prepares these eggs as part of the Easter Sunday Resurrection Table.

However tonight the church square is packed and the funeral bell is sounding from 10pm. Its the start of the Pasca weekend ...

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