Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Kalo Mina - Ιούλιος ...

Kalo Mina - Good month to our Greek friends ...

... and those who read the blog, from across the world.

The church is busy this morning, with the locals taking glasses of holy water back to their homes. You sprinkle the water on the floor, around the house, shop or business and let it dry naturally.

Its makeover is nearing completion, for the next big event on the church diary ...

This weekend is the celebration of the discovery of the 'miraculous icon' an important event here on Skiathos. The Icon will be paraded around the village after church service on Sunday morning.

On the harbour all the boats will salute the miraculous icon, with blasts from their horns, as the icon passes by as it returns to Tries Hieraches ...

This event usually takes a few tourists by surprise as the village folk, approach down Papadamatis street in a somber procession. One minute you are looking at postcards, or getting into a 'full english' and then the village pass by in their Sunday best.

Not quite sure what the lady on the icon thinks, of the often somewhat bare flesh, or tattoos on display as she passes by either ...

1 comment:

  1. Isn't the icon's primary rask to give us hope and Comfort?

    If so, the Lady must feel more important and needed than ever before.

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