Sunday, 24 April 2011
The Night of Ayio Fos.
This is the Saturday night before Easter Sunday which is called the night of the Holy Light. We gathered at the little church on the top of Lycabbettos just before midnight. The light is brought out of the church at midnight and everyone assembled lights their candles. It is traditional to say "Xristos Anesti" and the reply is "Alithos Anesti" meaning "Christ is Risen "and "Truly He has Risen." This picture is one of my very favourites, it is Eder Balhorn with a smile that reflects what is in our hearts. We know that our Saviour lives.