Christos Anesti! Alethos Anesti! Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! The Easter greeting, in Greek and English, echoed around St Paul's Athens on Easter day, as the Chaplain, the Revd Canon Malcolm Bradshaw welcomed regular worshippers and visitors from around the world. The Church was packed, standing room only, with overflow squeezed around the altar itself.
The music was provided by the parish choir and by a visiting choir and orchestral musicians from the Anglican Cathedral School in Sydney, Australia. As part of the joy of the day, prayers of thanksgiving were said for the birth of a new baby in the parish, Peter.
Less solemn, but equally joyful was the Easter egg hunt, the hot cross buns and then a lunch a local taverna.