1030 – Good Friday and Easter 2009

Today – the 2th of April – is according to Gregorian calender Good Friday, the day that Jezus is nailed to the Cross. It is a special time on Mt. Athos and the Christian Orthodox world: in the monastery Dionisiou they celebrate this day with this ritual/procession:

Goede_vrijdag_epitaf

Goede_vrijdag_2_epitaf

Goede_vrijdag_3_procession_epitaf

Goede_vrijdag_4_procession_epitaf

On the Holy Mountian they still use the Julian calender, whitch was invented by the Romans. Useally Easter differs a few weeks from the Gregorian calender, but this year Good Friday and Easter are on the same date, so the ritual might take place at the moment that I write this text (00.05 h).

2010 – Easter Sunday – April 4th (same)
2011 – Easter Sunday – April 24th (same)
2012 – Easter Sunday – April 15th (April 8th)
2013 – Easter Sunday – May 5th (March 31th)
2014 – Easter Sunday – April 20th (same)
2015 – Easter Sunday – April 12th (April 5th)
2016 – Easter Sunday – May 1st (March 27th)
2017 – Easter Sunday – April 16th (same)
2018 – Easter Sunday – April 8th (April 4th)

Vasilios showed us this film in two episodes from Dionysiou in 2009. It brings back memories of my visit to Mt. Athos during Easter in 1986.

Wim Voogd, 2/3 April

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One Response to 1030 – Good Friday and Easter 2009

  1. Βασίλειος says:

    Καλή Ανάσταση! See Pascha at I.M. Agíou Dionisíou, Agripnía (Vigil) 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WknEaQWJQCw&feature=related and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sD3m2Mcx-s&feature=related

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