Friday, April 29, 2016

Holy (or Great) Friday

This is the holiest day of the Holy Week, a day of mourning. Later today a bier will be carried through the village, bearing the image of Christ. Yesterday, according to tradition, eggs were dyed red. From ancient times the egg has symbolized renewal of life and victory over death. Later today some of us will handpaint designs on a few eggs in the Western tradition for tomorrow night's midnight celebration of the resurrection.

Yorgos, Theo's brother, joined John this morning for a Tavli competition.

Painting Easter eggs.

Lighting to celebrate the procession.
The pathways are scattered with local herbs
that radiate an aromatic scent when the procession passes by.

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