Today is Clean Monday. It is the Monday that begins the season of Great Lent in Eastern Orthodox Churches and corresponds with the season of Lent found in Western Christendom - so it was a holiday in Greece. It was not particularly a holiday for us, but the Branches planned an activity day. Pres. called and asked if we would like to go for a while to it with them - so we went. It was fun - they had pot luck lunch - and some activities after. Our "couple of hours" turned out to be more like four hours - but it was fun. By the way, we will be celebrating our Easter on the Orthodox date and that will be April 15th. Western Easter is on the 8th April.
Keep this picture in mind when you read tomorrow's blog!