Not yet Easter for the orthodox, but soon!
By Sofia, Apr 22 2019 10:24AM
Yes, this year we are exactly one week behind with Easter to the civil calendar, known as Gregorian!
We celebrate Easter in accordance to the Julian calendar, which is thirteen days behind the civil calendar. There are times when the dates of Easter are concurrent and there are times when the Gregorian Easter is ahead of ours. There are variations which have to do with the moon cycles which shift the dates, but - to be perfectly honest - I don't know what these are!
This week is the most austere Lenten week for those that take fasting seriously. Those who tend to skip the lengthy fast generally participate in it the last week. Already, Skopelos is filling up with islanders who live outside most of the year, but come back for the Easter week. I am off to the Macedonia of Northern Greece, to my birthplace.
Enjoy Easter everybody, whichever you might be celebrating!