Saturday, 4 May 2013

Epitaphios at Tries Hieraches - 4am ...

The epitaphios candle lit procession at 4am ...


Winding our way through the cobbled streets. You may see some friends in this photo ...


Blog friends, Pelle & Stig with Magda from Taverna Alexandros, enjoying the aroma of fresh bread, from the Agia Triada bakery ...


Down the cobbled path from Panagia Limania ...


A packed Tries Hieraches square, watch in silence, as the Bishop of Volos, approaches the church to demand entry with the epitaphios ...


Finding the doors barred he hammers on the church doors, and demands entry to the church ...


Once insde with the epitaphios, he blesses everyone ...


The epitaphios being blessed in Tries Hieraches - The huge chandeliers are actually swinging on their chains ...


Service over, the flowers and decorations, are stripped from the epitaphios, and taken home ...


It does not take long, before they are all gone, and just the ribbons are left ...


The flowers are said to give you good heath, I hope so ...


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