Bowes and Bounds Connected

A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green

Wood Green Greek Orthodox Church Good Friday Procession

Wood Green Greek Orthodox Church Good Friday Procession

Photographs of the traditional Greek Orthodox Good Friday procession of the bier (representing Christ's funeral).
One procession leaves St Barnabas Church on Finsbury Road and moves west along Trinity Road, A second Procession leaves St Mary's Church and moves out east via Green Lanes and back around Bounds Green Road where the two processions meet for a short service and then return to their respective churches.

A remarkable sight on the streets of Wood Green - the warm Easter weekend weather added to the Mediteranean feel of the event.

  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
Comment by Lindsey Berthoud on April 1, 2012 at 17:16

What time does this begin please, Richard?

Comment by Richard McKeever on April 1, 2012 at 21:51

Lindsey

I'm not sure it runs to a very tight timetable - but it's in the evening around 8:00 - 8:30ish

Thanks for the Link back from Londonist! very generous.

Comment by Lindsey Berthoud on April 3, 2012 at 15:30

Had a comment on the post on londonist saying that Greek Easter is a week later than our Easter, so the parade might not be on Good Friday... but I can't find any info online. 

Shame I didn't think to check when me and Pete popped into the Cathedral to have a look round yesterday! 

Comment by Richard McKeever on April 3, 2012 at 15:42

That's a very good point Orthodox Easter is later (something to do with the Gregorian Calendar?) However  this set of images was uploaded late on the evening of April 22nd last year which was Good Friday ...

Contact info here

Comment by Richard McKeever on April 11, 2012 at 22:50
Lindsey I now have the programme... the procession is on 13th. Services start at St. Barnabas church & St. Mary's Cathedral at 7 pm and are scheduled to end at 10pm .
Comment by Lindsey Berthoud on April 12, 2012 at 8:01

Thanks Richard! 

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Bowes and Bounds Connected to add comments!

Join Bowes and Bounds Connected

Advertising


Support this site

We operate as a volunteer-run community project, accepting advertising helps cover our costs. Whilst it's cheap to run the site - it's not free. If you can help - please consider making a donation..

Events

August 2019
SMTWTFS
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
       

© 2019   Created by Richard McKeever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...