The Happy Golfer


Greek Orthodox Easter in Augusta
April 23, 2009, 1:58 pm
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For Greek Orthodox Easter, we adhere to an older calendar, and Saturday night was the culmination of Lent. True to form, Nick found an Orthodox church just four miles from his Walmart campsite in Augusta, Georgia. He arrived at 11 p.m. on Saturday and participated in the lighting of candles at midnight, when the priest announces, “Christ is risen.” The Liturgy went on until 2 a.m., culminating in the cracking of deep, red-colored eggs. Having a 7 a.m. starting time that morning, Nick graciously abstained from participating in the lamb dinner after the services. Although he didn’t play Augusta National and arrived after the Masters had finished, he did play Augusta Municipal, enjoying the┬ábest of┬áSouthern hospitality. He looks forward to seeing the “surprise visitor” from home soon; he’s been gone a month now, and the company will be welcome.

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So glad you found yourself near a church for Easter. We Greeks are everywhere! Looking forward to seeing you in Illinois and can’t wait to see who your visitor is! Love you

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