“Today, He hangs upon the Cross”. Today, the offering of love is completed, with the deafening movement of God towards man. The Cross of the Lord, the extreme humility, the innumerable love, the greatness of freedom.
In the Orthodox Church the day is dedicated to the remembrance of four events described in the Gospels which according to the Gospel occurred shortly before the Crucifixion: the Last Supper, that is, the supper of Jesus Christ with the 12 Apostles, as described in Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the washing of the disciples’ feet, ie the washing of the feet of the 12 Apostles by Jesus Christ, as described in the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane, ie the prayer of Jesus to his Father after the Last Supper and shortly before his arrest, as described in the Gospel of John, and the betrayal of Judas which resulted in the arrest of Jesus, as described in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
The Twelve Gospels describe Jesus’ journey to Golgotha. The Last Supper, the tear and human weakness in the gardens of Gethsemane, his betrayal by Judas, his arrest, trial, torture, Crucifixion.
The congregation brings flowers to the church that it lays on the Crucified and which they use to decorate the Epitaph.
At the same time, in Greek homes, but also in many countries, it is customary to dye eggs red to honor the Crucifixion of Jesus.