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Good Friday, as Commemorated in Italy, Greece, and Slovenia

Good Friday, as Commemorated in Italy, Greece, and Slovenia

In Slovenia, the medieval town of Škofja Loka is famed for its Easter play. Back in Italy, at Cantiano’s Passion Play, the main square becomes a stage. Because Eastern Orthodox Christians use a different calendar than Western Christians, Orthodox Easter usually falls on a different Sunday. The Greek Orthodox ritual may feel exotic and mystical to many Western eyes and ears. After being carried around the church, Jesus is lovingly decked in flowers.