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The ABC of Greek Easter - Book


‘The ABC of Greek Easter’ is a Greek educational bilingual book for children and families to reconnect with the cultural traditions and events, from the beginning of Apokries right through to Easter Sunday of Greek Orthodox Easter. This marks the celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

Beautiful illustrations help captivate the interest of young readers to understand the significance and meaning behind Easter prayers, hymns, the Lent period, traditional Easter foods and sweets, and specifically focusing on the powerfully moving events of Holy Week.

'The ABC of Greek Easter' book will cover the following:

  • Apokries
  • Cheesefare Sunday
  • Clean Monday and Kouloumia
  • The Annunciation of the Theotokos
  • Palm Sunday
  • Traditional Easter preparations such as dyeing of red eggs, tsourekia, kalitsounia, koulourakia
  • Lazarus Saturday and Lazarakia
  • Carols of Lazarus
  • Lady Lent 
  • Saturday of Souls and Kolliva
  • Magiritsa
  • Traditions of the Godparent 
  • Holy Unction service
  • The Holy Trinity
  • Epitaphio
  • The Last Supper
  • Jesus' Resurrection
  • Easter hymns
  • Holy Flame
  • Jesus Prayer 
  • Resurrection prayer

It is the perfect keepsake gift for your children, grandchildren, nieces/nephews, godchildren, baby shower, birth of a baby, christening, have on display or to include in a beautiful gift/hamper. 


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