A Greek Orthodox priest will conduct services in Anassa’s Chapel and the adjoining Village Square; all guests are welcome.
A Greek Orthodox priest will conduct services in Anassa’s Chapel and the adjoining Village Square; all guests are welcome. On Good Friday, view the Epitafios, a representation of Christ’s bier adorned with flowers (from 12:00). Later, the priest leads the sombre and colourful Procession of the Epitafios through the Village Square (19:00). Holy Saturday starts with a Holy Mass (8:00) celebrating the news of Christ’s resurrection: congregants remove shrouds from the icons and knock their chairs in resounding celebration. That evening, celebrants gather for the Lambradja, a bonfire where Judas is burned in effigy (22:00). Midnight Mass begins at 23:00 and culminates at midnight, when the lights are dramatically cut and restored to symbolise the resurrection; each congregant receives a lit candle to carry forth into the night. On Easter Sunday, the priest will celebrate Morning Mass (11:00). For a full schedule of Anassa’s Easter weekend events, see HERE.