Good Friday



Good Friday

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On Good Friday, churches are crowded with people for the ceremony of the Descent of Christ from the Cross and the circumambulation of the dead Christ on a white sheet in an emotional atmosphere. Early in the afternoon, the processions take place in the city and in the villages, too. From 14:00 until around midnight, tens of epitaphs walk around accompanied by philharmonic orchestras, choirs, schools, children, scouts, etc. The last procession of Corfu Cathedral starts at 22:00 and it is the most impressive of all. This Epitaph with the presence of the Holy Clergy and the Authorities of the island gives an ecstatic dimension to this mournful night. The Philharmonic Society of Corfu performs Albinoni’s Adagio, the Philharmonic Society “Mantzaros” performs Verdi’s Marcia Funebre and the Philharmonic Union of Kapodistrias’ plays Mariani’s Elegia Funebre and Chopin’s Marche Funebre.