Stavroproskinisi (Crucifixion of the cross)

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Stavroproskinisi (Crucifixion of the cross)

The imposing stone forest of Meteora with the monasteries with its rich history is offered as an ideal destination for the celebration of Christianity. Of particular interest are the liturgical approach, the customs and traditions of each monastery in Meteora.
 
In the area of ​​Kalampaka, during the Holy Week, the custom of the Crucifixion of the cross takes place. The third Sunday of Lent is called "Sunday of the Crucifixion of the cross ". After the great Doxology at Orthros, the Cross is transferred to a modest procession in the center of the Temple and remains there for the rest of the week. At the end of each service, the Cross is worshiped.
 
The women climb the rock of "little Aia", as it is called, singing the well-known Easter songs. Then they go down to Agios Antonios, the small church located at the root of the rock, catching a dance, repeating the well-known songs of Easter and after the bell of the Great Church rings, as the old people of Kalampaka called the Historical Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary the Vespers.