Tonight we held ordinary brown wax candles for the parade.
Tomorrow at the resurrection service it will be white candles, candles often decorated with ribbons and flowers. It's a happy time. Christ is ressurected, the fast is over.
Good Friday night we often don't eat after the parade. It will be 11pm before we return home after traipsing along the waterfront, listening to priests chanting and weaving through the crowds.
K has been cleaning intestines and entrails all day long. Intestines have nasties which need to be cleaned out.
Intestines - a long tube through which food travels right through the stomach and out the other end, to put it politely.
The intestines are wrapped around the spit pole of innards called 'kokoretsi' that are bbqed till crisp and brown.
Godchildren receive their easter presents today. Godparents play an important role here, especially at Easter. We have three godsons, all grow-up now, When they were younger we gave them a pair of shoes or a set of new clothes, a decorated white candle for the evening service, some sweet bread and a chocolate egg.