The ABC of Greek Easter


The ABC of Greek Easter - Η αλφαβήτα του Πάσχα

‘The ABC of Greek Easter’ is a Greek educational bilingual book for children and families to reconnect with the cultural traditions and events, from the beginning of Apokries right through to Easter Sunday of Greek Orthodox Easter. This marks the celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

Beautiful illustrations help captivate the interest of young readers to understand the significance and meaning behind Easter prayers, hymns, the Lent period, traditional Easter foods and sweets, and specifically focusing on the powerfully moving events of Holy Week.

'The ABC of Greek Easter' book will cover the following:

  • Apokries
  • Cheesefare Sunday
  • Clean Monday and Kouloumia
  • The Annunciation of the Theotokos
  • Palm Sunday
  • Traditional Easter preparations such as dyeing of red eggs, tsourekia, kalitsounia, koulourakia
  • Lazarus Saturday and Lazarakia
  • Carols of Lazarus
  • Lady Lent 
  • Saturday of Souls and Kolliva
  • Magiritsa
  • Traditions of the Godparent 
  • Holy Unction service
  • The Holy Trinity
  • Epitaphio
  • The Last Supper
  • Jesus' Resurrection
  • Easter hymns
  • Holy Flame
  • Jesus Prayer 
  • Resurrection prayer

It is the perfect keepsake gift for your children, grandchildren, nieces/nephews, godchildren, baby shower, birth of a baby, christening, have on display or to include in a beautiful gift/hamper. 


About the Author

Greek-Australian Panagiota Andreadakis, is a bilingual (Greek–English) children’s author residing in Melbourne, Australia.

After working for several decades as a health professional, Panagiota decided to pursue her true passion of Hellenic Culture & Children’s Education. Panagiota was inspired to write books as a way of preserving the wealth of Hellenic heritage and passing it onto the next generations with the same care and passion that it was given to her from her parents and grandparents.  

Panagiota has always enjoyed being an active member of the vibrant Melbourne Greek Community. During her youth she was a senior member of a traditional Greek Dance Group and also did volunteer work within the Greek Community of Melbourne. 

Inspired by her regular travels to Greece, her love for the Hellenic culture only grew deeper. It gave her the knowledge and skillsets that would help her in developing her idea and turning her dream into a career, bringing pieces of Greece into the readers hearts and homes.

Exclusively distributed by Stelakis - Panagiota Andreadakis.


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