Holy Week & Greek Orthodox Easter Traditions
Orthodox Easter will be celebrated this coming Sunday the 8th of April. Orthodox Christians celebrate Holy Week following the forty days of Great Lent, commemorating the events leading up to passion and resurrection of Christ. On display are some of the most significant customs and traditions of Greek culture and Orthodox religion, here are 5 things you can expect to see around Greece before and during Easter time!
Seven years ago Deacon Bartholomew (Michael) Mercado was in the middle of completing his BA in Religious Studies at Hellenic College of the Holy Cross (HCHC). During this time, he spent the fall semester of 2010 abroad in Greece at CYA. Something which turned out to be one of the most profound experiences of his life.
Religion is a subject in which people continue to vest powerful emotions. R350 Religions of the Middle East: A Comparative Approach, taught by prof. Despina Iosif is a course that examines the main teachings of three monotheistic religions of the Middle East: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and simultaneously explores how these teachings manage to affect the everyday lives of their followers.
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