Easter in Greece

In Greece, the “Greek Orthodox Church” is Greece’s official religion. On Easter Thursday most of the Greeks bring flowers to the Church for the flower bed they lay the statue of Jesus on. On Friday the Priests decorate the bed for the statue and on Friday they carry the bed through town in a parade. Most wealthy people in Greece build their own mini churches in their backyard just like we do with sheds here.And in the Mass, the Priests sing the entire thing with no instruments. You stand for the entire Mass while it is mostly only adult men who attend the Mass as well. There are tons of candles as the light during Mass. Much like the Ukrainian Church here you cannot see the alter which is covered by gates with photos of 2D statues. Saint Paul is a favourite there as well as Mary.

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