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Greek Easter and “Christos Anesti” with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks is the most favorite Greek Orthodox Hollywood star. As every year since 1988, he joins the celebrations for Jesus Resurrection at midnight Saturday on Greek Orthodox Easter. And the rich feast the day after. Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson, actresses Nia Vardalos and Melina Kanakaridi So a bishop …

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Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is Risen! Greek Easter traditions (videos)

Holding the white candles of Pascha, millions of Greeks flocked to churches short before midnight Saturday to celebrate Jesus Resurrection. They love to keep the centuries-old tradition even though they are not devoted faithful or even atheists. The majority of people go to church five minutes before midnight and leave …

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Schaeuble blames Greek Gov’t for review delays due to Easter break

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble blames the Greek government for the current delays in the review of the country’s bailout program. “The Greek government bore responsibility for current delays,” Schaeuble told reporters in Washington on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund spring meetings. Greece is to blame that its …

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Stray dog seeks refugee from loud Easter fireworks in …Church VIDEO

We all know how loud is the celebration of Jesus Resurrection, Saturday midnight. Everybody who has pets, whether cats or dogs, is aware that the cracking fireworks are a torture for any animal. The situation is much worse for stray dogs and feral cats who have nobody to calm them …

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The Miracle of Holy Fire (Holy Light) 2017 – Footage from Jerusalem

The miracle of Jesus Christ Resurrection happened again. The Holy Light or Holy Fire appeared in the the Tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem. Orthodox Christians, thousands of pilgrims and locals, rejoice. The Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Holy Fire is the most renowned …

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Good Friday: The Epitaph procession in Greek Orthodoxy VIDEO

Good Friday, the peak of the Passion Week. the day of absolute mourning for Christianity. The day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at the Calvary. I it is the most solemn day of Holy Week. The day ends with the candlelit Epitaph procession through the streets, …

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Greek Easter Eggs symbolism in color and cracking tradition VIDEOS

The egg has a high symbolic meaning in the Greek Orthodox tradition, with different explanations. Greeks dye the Easter Eggs on Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), the day that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus with the Apostles. While in the recent years the eggs are dyed also in other colors, …

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Defiant Greek hens lay Green shelled Eggs on Holy Tuesday PICTURES

You thought Greeks dye Easter eggs red? You might be right. Partially. Because no matter what color Greeks dye Easter eggs, some hens decided to break with the tradition. The eggs they laid on Holy Tuesday are green. The hens of a farmer in Lefkakia, Nafplion, laid their green eggs …

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Greek Orthodox customs to honor the dead on Good Friday

I find it always deeply touching how Greeks honor their dead before major holidays like Christmas and Easter. On Good Friday, the peak of the Passion Week, Greeks go to the cemeteries with the arms full of flowers to lay on the graves of their beloved ones. After washing the …

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