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Kyra Sarakosti or Mrs. Lent (Fasting and Greek Great Lent)

Ash Monday (or Clean Monday) is the end of the Carnival and marks the start of the Lent and 49 days of fasting although nowadays few people strictly fast for the whole of Lent. Greek Orthodox fasting excludes meat, fish … Continue reading

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Clean Monday

“Clean Monday” (“Kathari Deytera” in Greek),  is the the beginning of the great Lent of the Greek Orthodox Easter also known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Shrove Monday or Koulouma. The common term for this day, “Clean Monday”, refers to the leaving behind … Continue reading

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