Agape Vespers

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The Service of Agapi

The Easter Sunday Service of Love (the "Agapi" Service) is a vesper service that takes place around 11.00 am or 1.00pm, depending on the schedule of the particular church and celebrates the Resurrection. At this service the Gospel reading depicts the first appearance of the Risen Lord to His Disciples. The Gospel is usually recited in at least eight different languages; so that the glorious resurrection of Christ can be heard to all the Nations of the world. At the end of the service red eggs are again distributed to the congregation as a blessing. People who attend this service have their Easter candles from the Resurrection Service and liturgy, lit in their hands. Also, it is customary to bring small children who were not able to attend the evening service.

After the service everyone then goes home to celebrate with their families.