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Happy (Greek Orthodox) Easter

I’m not this by the books about it, but this description is the best description I’ve seen by far.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Tonight at midnight we celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter. I hope you’ll excuse me if I reblog last year’s post on what today is all about, and that you’ll enjoy the post!

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books from findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com

Tomorrow is the Greek Orthodox Easter. Pretty much the same as that celebrated by any other Christian denomination, you may think, and you would be partly right. For, you see, Easter is a really big deal over here. Bigger than Christmas (I can practically hear the gasps).

Following forty days of lent, when many people give up meat (and fast-food and even souvlaki joints offer veggie or seafood alternatives), it all kicks off with Palm Sunday – a week before Easter. Church-goers are treated to handmade palm crosses and liberally scattered bay leaves. These are meant to remind us of Jesus’ triumphant entrance to Jerusalem. They are taken home, as a blessing.

Monday and Tuesday have morning and evening services…

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Crazy little gothic redneck chick that is in the process of creating her own home based writing company.

4 responses to “Happy (Greek Orthodox) Easter

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I’ thrilled that you enjoyed the post 🙂

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