Friday, January 27, 2012

Agios Minos Saint Day

November 11 is the Saint Day for Agios Minos.  What that means in Greece is that any church named after Agios Minos has to have a day of recognition (I'm sure there is a more technical term).  People come to be blessed and receive communion and then they parade the Saint's icon around outside.

Mom and I sat outside this church for hours waiting for the 5 minute "parade" (I'm using "parade" because again I don't know the technical term and the person who alerted us to this event used that word -- I do not mean any disrespect). It was interesting to watch everyone going into the church for their blessing.  They went through many, many loaves of bread.

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Bringing a donation of bread...

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Agios Minos:

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This is my favorite shot from the entire series:

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