Long is the night

By: pelly*made

May 02 2013

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Easter preparations begin on Great Thursday when the traditional Easter bread, tsoureki, is baked, and eggs are dyed red (red is the color of life as well as a representation of the blood of Christ). From ancient times, the egg has been a symbol of the renewal of life, and the message of the red eggs is victory over death

In times gone by, superstitions grew into customs that included placing the first-dyed red egg at the home’s “iconostasi” (the place where icons are displayed) to ward off evil, and marking the heads and backs of small lambs with the red dye to protect them

Holy Thursday evening, church services include a symbolic representation of the crucifixion and the period of mourning begins. In many villages – and in cities as well – women will sit in church throughout the night, in traditional mourning

 

 

 

 

 

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