Saturday, 19 April 2014

'A thousand candles burning bright' ...

Skiathos Epitapfios 4am - Saturday 19th April 2014 ...

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Starting from Tries Hieraches church, where we were showered with petals ...

Flower petals descend ...

The Epitaphios departs Tries Hieraches square ...

The Epitaphios descends from Tries Hieraches square ...

The Epitaphios passes the Rock n Roll bar ..

The procession on Palio Limani ...

'A thousand candles burning bright along the paralia and into the night' ...

                                   
The Epitaphios pauses for psalms at Bourtzi ...
Papadamatis Street 1

Papadamatis Street 2

Papadamatis Street 3

Papadamatis Street 4

Papadamatis Street pause for Psalms ...

Papadamatis Street lifting the Epitaphos ...

Prepare to be sprinkled with rose water ...

Climb to Agia Triada ...

The smell of fresh bread and cakes from the bakery ...

Agia Triada ...

Relighting the candles at Agia Triada ...

Raising the Epitaphios at Agia Triada ...

Rose water to the ready ...

Raising the Epitaphios at Panagia Limania ...

Panagia Limania ...

Descent from Panaia Limania ...

Descent from Panaia Limania ...

Descent from Panaia Limania ...

Descent from Panaia Limania - Restaurants ...

Petals to greet us at Tries Hieraches ...

Look up ...

The priest beats the doors and finaly they give way ...

The return of the Epitaphios ...

A blessing for us ...


The congregation listen intently ...

The Epitaphios is stripped of its flowers ...

Flowers and Easter bread ...
I was lucky this year to have quite a few flowers, they are considered to be lucky. I went back to the church, to give them to someone else. Only to meet my lovely elderly neighbour, I gave them to her and she gripped my hand, ever so strongly - a lovely lady ...


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6 comments:

  1. Thank you Ian for your wonderful photographs and most informative descriptions of the Pasca celebrations in Skiathos - hope you and your lovely family enjoy the rest of the holiday period before the busy summer season starts in earnest! See you soon!

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    1. Hope you enjoyed the photos from the Boomerang club too !

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    2. Oh yes - loving all the photos there too - a good time being had by all!

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  2. What wonderful pictures of the journey. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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