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Greek Village Of Vrontados Celebrates Easter With A Rocket War

by | 22nd, April 2014

YOU know when it’s Easter in the Greek village of Vrontados, on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, because rival churches either side of a valley engage in a “rocket war”. the winner of the Rouketopolemos is the church – either Agios Markos or Panagia Erithiani – that hits the rival’s bell. It’s the Great Saturday night before the Resurrection. And it is exactly what Jesus would have wanted…

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Great Saturday night, before the Resurrection

Great Saturday night, before the Resurrection

Rockets fly towards the church of Ayios Markos

Rockets fly towards the church of Ayios Markos

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 a wire fence protects a house situated near the church of Panagia Erithiani

a wire fence protects a house situated near the church of Panagia Erithiani

 

 

 



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