|St. Irene, the little church that stands next to our home, high above the Cretan sea.|
Hello dear readers, it's Holy Week here in Greece, a peaceful and quiet time, when the Greek Orthodox Church relives the last days of Jesus' life, beginning Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday.
|Allium Subhirsutum dot the perimeter of an old Olive tree, softening its rugged, claw-like trunk.|
Days are spent cleaning and preparing
our home for the celebratory feast.
|A close up of Allium Subhirsutum, commonly known as Hairy Garlic.|
Church services in the evenings, bring people
together in prayer and unity, at this most
solemn time, days before Christ is crucified.
|The hilly meadow behind our home. A petaled path strikes one's curiosity to follow it.|
We follow Him to His death on the cross, and mourn at His
funeral, in the Service of Lamentations, on Good Friday.
|Fresh beginnings are evident all around the village. Here, new vine leaves bask in the midday sun.|
Then, alas, at the stroke of midnight, on Holy Saturday,
we rejoice, 'Christos Anesti!' (Christ is Risen!), as our
hearts are filled with the joy and hope of His rebirth.
For a more detailed account of Greek Orthodox Easter,
please visit my first post, here. To my friends who
celebrate, wishing you a most blessed Easter.