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Greek community celebrates Easter
Following the 40-day Easter Lent of the Orthodox Calendar, thousands of Hellenes
across Adelaide celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in what constitutes the
most important religious celebration in all of Christendom.
The Greek Orthodox Com-munity’s churches commenced the Easter services on
Palm Sunday as Holy Week marked the beginning of the Passion of Christ.
According to an announcement sent to the Greek Tribune by the GOCSA all the
Community’s churches reached capacity in the days leading to Easter Saturday as its
members made their way to pray for peace, prosperity and good health.
"Continuing on Good Friday, the Tomb of Christ dominated in every church with
thousands attending the Royal Hours service and the litany of the Tomb of Christ
reminding church goers the sacrifice He made for humanity".
A procession of the ‘Epitaphio’ made its way out and around the block of all churches
on Friday night, with thousands of people following its course.
The list of official guests who attended the ‘Epitafio’ procession on Good Friday at the
Community’s churches included the Hon Rachel Sanderson, Minister for Child
Protection, the Hon David Pisoni, Minister for Industry and Skill, the Leader of the
Opposition Peter Malinauskas, Opposition MP Zoe Bettison, Frank Pangallo MLC,
West Torrens Mayor Michael Coxon, Adelaide City Councillor Franz Knoll, Charles
Sturt Councillor Paul Alexndrides and SAMEAC Member Muhama Yotham.
The celebrations peaked on Easter Saturday with the traditional midnight mass as
thousands of the Community’s members flocked to church to attend the
Resurrection Ceremony and to receive the Eternal Light. At midnight, priests sang
out “Christ has Risen’, marking the end of the Passion and making the joyful
announcement of Christ’s resurrection.
Adelaide, South Australia