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Easter in Büyükada

Mihalis said that for Greek Orthodox people, the most important religious event is Easter. He remembers Easter times in Büyükada when he was a child: he used to go to the services in PanayiaChurch and Agia Georgios Church with his family. He remembers hens and sheep wandering around in the garden of the Agia Georgios Church. The priest provided everything that was needed for the church, including baking bread and making wine. Mihalis said that in the old days there was no electricity on the roads and getting to the harbour would have taken one and a half hours from the church. It also wasn’t an easy walk, as the church was on top of a big hill.