20 April, 2009

Megari Paraskevi Photos

Χριστός Ανέστη!

I did not have time to write this blog these days, but I want to upload some photos just for my memory's sake.

These are myrrophores just before the evening service.

The myrrophores throw flour petals to Jesus's Epitaphio; they represent three Marys who went to Jesus's tomb.

Do you see the purple cloth covering two columns in front of the church. Also inside the church was decorated with pieces of purple cloth and the priests were wearing purple garment. It is because in Greece purple is the colour of funeral.

The photo below was taken during the morning service. The red and white thing you see at the centre is the Epitaphios.

In the Orthodox church I used to go in England, the Epitaphios was decorated with white and purple flowers. So, the Greek Epitaphios looked as if celebrating.

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