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The Epitaphios procession on Great Friday

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It may be known as Good Friday to many, but to the Greeks there’s nothing good on the Friday before Easter Sunday. That is the day when the entire Orthodox community mourns the passing of Jesus Christ. Symbolic death and … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: the spires of Chania

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The city of Chania, in western Crete, was the island’s second largest city during both the Venetian and Ottoman occupations (13th– early 20th century). It even became its capital, from 1850 until the island’s union with Greece. Until the mid … Continue reading

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FAQ: why does the Orthodox Easter fall on a different date than the Catholic one?

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The western world is celebrating Easter. Today, both Catholics and Protestants will be celebrating one of the greatest Christian holidays. The Orthodox will be celebrating the same holiday more than a month later, on May 5th. Why don’t the Catholic … Continue reading