|10 REASONS WHY EVERYONE LOVES GREEK EASTER|
|Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:49|
Here are the TOP 10 reasons everyone loves Greek Orthodox Easter...
1.) THE LAMB AND KOKORETSI ON THE SOUVLA ON EASTER DAY.
Meaning behind: The sacrificial lamb symbolizes the sacrifice of Christ. The kokoretsi is because...Greeks just love to eat intestinal guts.
2.) THE BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL "HRISTOS ANESTI" HOLY FIRE
Powerful psalms and chanting fill all Orthodox churches worldwide at Midnight. From Greek to Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Ethiopian, Bulgarian, Coptic Orthodox and more.
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California above.
3.) THE DELICIOUS TSOUREKIA AND KOULOURAKIA. Click on images to see our recipes...
Meaning behind: The egg is a symbol of resurrection. The egg shell symbolizes Christ's tomb and breaking it symbolizes his resurrection from the dead.
5.) WALKING AROUND THE BLOCK OF THE CHURCH
This is along with hundreds of Greek Orthodox Christians on Good Friday behind the Epitafios (tomb) of Christ.
NO MATTER WHERE WE LIVE IN THE WORLD, THE BLOCK WILL CLOSE DOWN.
6.) THE FANTASTIC FIREWORKS AT MIDNIGHT
Meaning behind: To ward off any evil spirits
This is done on MEGALI PEMTI which is the day of the Holy Week Christ was crucified.
Meaning behind: Red dye colour symbolizes the blood of Christ
8.) THE EASTER CHOCOLATE BUNNIES AND CANDY ARE HALF PRICE
Love it or hate it, this stew is a staple in every Greek home after Anastasi of Megalo Savato.
Pass the spanakopita!