Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Holy Week (Megali Evdomada) ...

Holy week has started ...

There has been a church service on a Friday evening, which has been packed and the parishioners in fill voice. Sunday was  Palm Sunday, and like every Sunday -  the church was packed as the last week of lent began, in earnest.

This week the church bells will be ringing out early, and every day for communion, and very well attended evening services. The churches will be full, standing room only, the singing from within, can be heard out in the streets and squares. The heady waft of incense as you pass by, many candles in the entrances for parishioners remembering absent friends and family.

Cant help noticing how the church bell ringing is getting slower as time passes by. Pappa Yorgos is a lovely man. Greeted me with a friendly smile and a wave.

This week those who are not fasting, tend to avoid eating meat anyway. But its not compulsory and its up to you what you do as you plan for next Sundays feast day.

This is the best week of the year, to be with Skiathos friends, and the weather knows it too ...

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