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EASTER - EVENTS PROGRAMME IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES

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EVENTS PROGRAMME IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES

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 SATURDAY OF SAINT LAZARUS

  • 11:30 – Historic centre– Lazarus' carols (custom by the Corfiot Expression Club, with the cooperation of the 2nd and 3rd Primary Schools, Mantzaros Philharmonic Band, Corfu singing and & mantoline orchestra, children's choir «Vocchi Innocenti» & Corfu Conservatoire and Choir «ORPHEUS» from Episkepsi).- CORFU MUNICIPALITY

11-18/4 (Holy Week) – Concert of Religious Music at the Church Cultural Center of Kontokali– Philharmonic Band of Kontokali MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU

Palm Sunday

    • 11:00 Procession of the holy relique of the Saint Wonderworker Agios Spyridon, in memoriam of the miracle of the relief of the townh and the island of the plague epidemics in 1629. 

GOOD MONDAY

    • 21:00 CHURCH OF SAINT JACOB (DUOMO) – Concert (time 21:00)

 Good Tuesday

    • Religious concert at a church of the MUNICIPALITY THINALION by the local Philharmonic Band,
    • Concert by the Philharmonic Band of Sinarades - Agios Nikolaos Church (Sinarades) PARELION MUNICIPALITY
    • 21:00 Corfu

 GOOD WEDNESDAY

    • 21:00 Theater – Concert of the Municipality or Corfu Choir with Ecclesiastic Music ?

Good Thursday

    • Mourning Hymns at the Church of Agia Triada (Paxos) (Municipality of Paxos Philharmonic Band)
    • The custom «trizonia» (crickets), which their strange sound they develop the mournful climate for the passions of Christ, with their distinctive sound– Agioi Deka ACHILLEION MUNICIPALITY

Good Friday

    • In all villages if the Prefecture there take place epitaphs
    • The custom of snails (the use of hundreds of snail shells filled with oil and cotton, which are lit and put on the path of the procession, creating a really devout climate) – Varipatades ACHILLEION MUNICIPALITY
    • 19:00 At the Cathedral of Corfu the funeral service of Jesus is performed, while after that, at 21:45 the funeral procession begins. MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU
    • MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU
      FUNERAL PROCESSIONS OF CORFU TOWN AND SUBURBS  (14:00 to 22:00)
      Church of Pantokratoras (Kampielo), Church of Virgin Mary Spilaiotissa (New Fortress), Church of Agios Nikolaos of Baths (Agios Nikolaos Gate), Church of Agios Georgios (Old Fortress), Church of Agia Eirini (General Public Hospital), Church of Agios Panteleimonas (Psychiatric Hospital), Church of the Assumption of Vorgin Mary. Mamaloi (Kogevinas Hill), Church of Analipsi (Analipsi),  Church of Virgin Mary Odigitria (Porta Remounda), Monastery of Virgin Mary Kassopitra (Phigatero), Church of Agioi Pantes, Church of the Resurrection (1st Municipal Cemetery), Monastery of Agioi Theodoroi (Stratia), Church of Agia Sophia (Evraiki), Church of Agia Triada (Garitsa), Church of Agios Antonios   (Spilia), Church of Agia Paraskevi (Porta Remounda), Church of Agios Spyridon Sarocco (Kotsela), Church of Agios Eleftherios (Kofinetta), Church of Virgin Mary Vlachernon (Garitsa), Church of Virgin Mary Faneromeni (Panagia ton Xenon, Plakada’), Church of Agioi Treis Martyres (Anemomylos), Church of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni (Koulines), Church of Agios Varvaros (Potamos), Church of Agios Vassileios (Pinia), Church of Agios Nikolaos of the Old (Kampiello), Church of Agios Ioannis Lazos (Kefalomandouko), Church of Agios Ioannis (Piazza), Church of San Giaccomo «Duomo» Catholic Church (Town Hall Square), Church of Virgin Mary Spilaiotissa (Spilia) - Orthodox Cathedral

Easter Saturday
    • 6:00 Church of Virgin Mary Faneromeni (Plakada ’) The representation of the Earthquake-MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU
    • 9:00 Procession of Agios Spiridon, in memoriam of the miracle of the salvation of the island from famine, in the end of the 15th century. MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU
    • 11:00 
      • The Morning Resurrection MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU A custom deriving from the pagan rites of welcoming spring by collecting friot in new pots and breaking the old ones. This was preserved after the introduction of the Christian faith, there is referral to it in a psalm of Good Friday… and it symbolizes the defeat of death and the prevailing of life– and joy.
      • Pinia, the custom of Mastella MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU
      • Resurrection Vesper Mass MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU
    • 22:00  Pentofanaro– The arrival of the Holy Light MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU
    • 23:40 – The procession of Resurrection begins from the Church of Agia Paraskevi and it goes to the Central Square, where the official Resurrection ceremony will take place. MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU
    • 23:50 – Spianada Square: The Resurrection service. – Christ is Risen!
    • HOLY MONASTERY OF VIRGIN MARY PLATYTERA: The Resurrection service. MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU

 Easter Sunday

    • Procession of the Icon of Resurrection of Church of Agia Sophia (Evraiki), Church of Agioi Pantes, Church of Virgin Mary Spilaiotissa (Cathedral), Church of Agia Paraskevi (Porta Remounda), Church of Agios Nikolaos of the Old (Kampiello), Church of Agios Eleftherios (Kofinetta), Church of Agios Spyridon Sarocco (Kotsella), Church of Analipsi (Analipsi), Church of Agios Georgios (Mandouki), Church of Agios Ioannis (Piazza), Church of Virgin Mary Faneromeni (Plakada’), Church of Virgin Mary Vlachernon (Garitsa), Church of Agios Panteleimonas (Psychiatric Hospital), Church of Agios Vassileios (Pinia), Church of Agios Antonios (Spilia), Church of Agios Spyridon (Plakada’), Church of Agia Triada (Garitsa), Church of Agios Varvaros (Potamos) MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU

Easter Monday

    • Procession (Skripero) PALEOKASTRITON MUNICIPALITY
    • Procession and feast (Makrades) PALAIOKASTRITON MUNICIPALITY
            – (Karoussades), ESPERION MUNICIPALITY
    • Church of Virgin Mary Vlachairena (Kanoni) :Arrival of the Holy Icon of Resurrection after its customary procession from Viros to Pontikonissi. MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU

 Easter Tuesday

    • Holy Mass– Procession and feast at Pagoi, AGIOU GEORGIOU MUNICIPALITY
    • Service of restauration of the Saint's relique back to the reliquary. MUNICIPALITY OF CORFU

 

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