Well, my husband made his weird, very Christian Good Friday post. I'm not nearly as excited about the prospects of the resurrection, which is obviously difficult when I'm in doubt of the man's existence in the first place. Even so, the Greek Orthodoxites know how to celebrate this week, I'll give them that much. Beautiful services, melodious chants - the whole kit and caboodle. This piece (the 15th Antiphon) is my favorite of the holy week, although the version I linked to is in English (hubby came through with a nice Greek version that can be found here). My husband attended tonight's marathon 3 hour Epitaph ceremony, but I stayed home so I could watch the processionals from the comfort of our balcony, as you can see here:
More importantly, we have just under 24 hours to go in our fasting period. It has been a long 47 days, filled with some good and some bad vegan experiments. Still, I learned a lot, and it will be nice having all these recipes for Wednesdays, Fridays, the two-week fast in August and again at Christmas. I think we've learned how to cut back on our meat consumption, especially red meat, and will hopefully eat more responsibly from now on.
To the Orthodox, kali anastasi; to all other Christians, Happy Easter; to the Jews, Happy Passover and to everyone else, I'm sorry I don't know which holidays you might be celebrating right now so I'll just say be well.