French version                                                                                                            Isa et David




Easter 2013
Sunday 05th of May 2013



The main religion is the Greek Orthodoxy at 98%.
Here above are some Byzantines churches seen on the roads of Peloponnese and the Cyclades.






In Athens, it is easy to meet some popes (Priests)


On the road, we met many "ex-voto" (last picture below) : little church.
Gathering from the family of the rescues from the road accidents or homage from the family.


The most important Greek religious festive is Easter. the diet lasts 40 days, the last week is called the Holy Week, that means that  we are becoming vegetarian,
we eat only what Mother Earth is offering us, nothing from the animals.
On the Saturday night we go to the church and sing in chorus Christos Anesti (the Lord is Revived) at 11p.m to be in time with Greece (jet lag of + 1 hour).
The following day, this is the blast, an orgy of food !!! lamb is cooked and a lot of mezes !! (go and see the food part)
It is a tradition to give each other the "tchourek" ( Greek brioche , not as much good as the
one from Vendée, says David) and to break the eggs (cooked) paint in red, green, blue.... at the starters, everybody is having fun by playing with the eggs (do the  tic-tic on the both sides) and say again Christos Anesti !



Xristos anesti
Ek nekron
Thanaton patisas
Ke tis en tis mnimasin zoin xarisamenos



  Χριστός ανέστη
  εκ νεκρών,
  θάνατον πατήσας,
  και τοις εν τοις μνήμασι ζωήν χαρισάμενος"

Πάτερ ἡμῶν, ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς,
ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου,
ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου
γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου
ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπί τῆς γῆς
Τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον
δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον
καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν,
ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν,
καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν,
ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.



Pater imon o en tis uranis,
agiassthito to onoma su,
eltheto i vassilia su,
genithito to thelima su,
os en urano ke epi tis gis.
ton arton imon ton epiussion
dos imin simeron.
ke afes imin ta ofilimata imon,
os ke imis afiemen tis ofiletes imon,
ke mi issenegis imas is pirasmon,
alla risse imas apo tu poniru.
Oti su esstin i vassilika ke
i dynamis ke i doxa
is tus eonas.



Greek Churchs in Paris


Eglise de la Présentation du Sauveur au Temple

100, Av. M.Berteaux
78500 Sartrouville

Recteur: Archiprêtre Nicolaos Xenos
Tél. :



Eglise des Saints Constantin et Hélène

2bis, Rue Laferrière
75009 Paris
Tél. :

Recteur : Archimandrite Irénée Avramidis
et l’Archiprêtre André Fyrillas (en retraite)


Cathedrale St Etienne

7, rue Georges Bizet
75116 Paris


Prêtres: Le Vicaire Général Archimandrite Arsenios Kardamakis
et Prêtre Panagiotis Xenitellis

Diacre : Emilianos Boyiannou