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Offline RoverNYC

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Greek Easter celebration
« on: March 30, 2009, 04:54:52 PM »
When is the day when the procession marches through the streets at night? I love that.

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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 07:03:26 PM »
That will be on the Thursday evening before Greek Easter...so this year, it will be April 16th.

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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 03:00:18 PM »
What street/s does this take place on?

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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 03:27:48 PM »
I love Greek Easter in Astoria. Or as I call it, "Silence of the Lambs," due to the proliferation of backyard lamb roasts on that day. Yum! I like to think that Astoria retailers like having two Easters with which to sell their seasonal goods as well.

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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 03:40:19 PM »
Actually, the procession is on Good Friday, in this case April 17th.  To catch the processions of all three Churches, just stand on the corner of 31st Street and 23rd Avenue.

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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 08:03:45 PM »
Actually, the procession is on Good Friday, in this case April 17th.  To catch the processions of all three Churches, just stand on the corner of 31st Street and 23rd Avenue.

Around what time?

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 12:15:35 PM »
I believe between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m.

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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 09:31:27 PM »
I believe between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m.

Cool!  Thanks, Debbie!

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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 09:41:22 PM »
Actually, the procession is on Good Friday, in this case April 17th.  To catch the processions of all three Churches, just stand on the corner of 31st Street and 23rd Avenue.

Thanks. I suppose that 4/17 is Greek Orthodox Good Friday? I live near St Demetrios and saw their procession last year on 31st Avenue and 33rd Street. Is it one of the three Churches?

I found this article which details the festivities beautifully: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/27/nyregion/astoria-journal-with-rituals-feasts-queens-comes-alive-during-orthodox-easter.html
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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 04:40:03 PM »
Thanks. I suppose that 4/17 is Greek Orthodox Good Friday? I live near St Demetrios and saw their procession last year on 31st Avenue and 33rd Street. Is it one of the three Churches?

I found this article which details the festivities beautifully: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/27/nyregion/astoria-journal-with-rituals-feasts-queens-comes-alive-during-orthodox-easter.html

Because St. Demetrios is a bit far from the other Churches, there is only one procession in that area.  Around the 23rd Avenue area however, there are three Churches, St. Catherine, St. Markella and St. Irene.  So, if you stand around 23rd Avenue and 31st Street you will get to see all three.

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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2009, 11:47:52 PM »
I appreciate the information I found here - thanks to all!  I caught all three processions tonight, ending up at St. Markella for the return of the tomb and the congregation all dipping to go under it.

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Re: Greek Easter celebration
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2009, 08:59:08 AM »
I live on the same block as St. Markella. It was pretty awesome to watch.

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