Traditional Easter ceremony…

Bishop Alexandros of Kynouria and Mantineia’s hands are seen washing the feet of a local cleric in a traditional Easter ceremony at the Aghios Nikolaos Monastery near the town of Tripolis in central Greece. The bishop washed the feet of 12 local priests in a re-enactment of the night of the Last Supper, when Christ washed the feet of his 12 disciples. For churches around the country, this week is traditionally the busiest of the year. Orthodox worshippers will be out in force tomorrow for the procession of the Easter bier and for midnight mass on Saturday.

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