Wednesday, April 22


Kyrie Eleison and Pass the Ammunition

Normally I dislike it when Easterners Westernize their liturgy, or when Latin rite folks dress up their ceremonies in a mock-Byzantine fashion. But this, THIS sort of orientalization, I can stand squarely behind:
The inhabitants of the small Greek island of Chios have staged their traditional "Rocket War".

In a bizarre but long-cherished local tradition to celebrate the Orthodox Easter holiday, two churches in the town of Vrodandos fire rockets at each other's churches - while services are held.
Video here.

Kamelaukion tip to friend Dr. Prof. Jenny.

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