Old woman worshiping Christ's dead body

Category: People


Photo and caption by Konstantinos Tsergis

Easter is probably the most important holiday for Greeks. Passion plays, which are staged at Easter, reach their climax on Good Friday. The Orthodox Christians enact Jesus Christ's crucifixion and burial and on Good Friday night they take out Christ's body in some kind of "coffin" known as "epitafios" and carry out a funeral march, during which people honor and worship Jesus. This is a very old disabled woman who cannot walk. She rarely leaves her house, but her family brought her there and hold her in their hands sο that she could mourn Jesus' death over his body.

Location: Syros island, Greece


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