Sunday 5 May 2013

Holy Saturday and Resurrection at Profiti Ilia, Ilioupolis

Read in Swedish: Påskafton och uppståndelsegudstjänst i Ilioupolis

Yesterday we went to the little church Profiti Ilia, on mountain Ymittos in Ilioupolis, to celebrate Christ's resurrection.

It's a beautiful place!

Such a view over Athens. I really recommend this place for Megali Savvato, but also for a visit any other day or evening.

 Christos Anesti!

People heading home with their holy flames to bless their homes...

...and to eat the Mageritsa soup combined with bread, mizithra/anthótiro, red eggs and more! The hunger is huge after 40 days of fasting...!
Actually many people are still fasting 40 days, but more common is to fast the Easter week and I would guess 95 % on Good Friday.

My small tzoureki breads! Not so beautiful maybe but quite tasty! Tzoureki is a sweet bread eaten all the year around, but especially at Easter.

Chronia Polla!


Beauty Follower said...

Πολυ ομορφες φωτογραφιες!
Χριστός Ανέστη!

Astrid said...

What a great view over Athens! Looks like a magic place and the food looks yummy!

Silving said...

Alithos Anesti! :)

We celebrate Easter too, of course,in my house.The candle light walking by night I know, the food is a bit different, but though the eggs are the same.And the lamb ;)
Have a nice week ,Eva!

DIMI said...

Χρόνια Πολλά Εύα!Πανέμορφες φωτογραφίες!Πήγαινα παιδί στόν Προφήτη Ηλία!!Καί τού χρόνου η μαγειρίτσα καί τά τσουρέκια!