Here's a pic I took at today's Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great at St. Stephen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Paris. This was the Holy Saturday morning service I annually attend to receive Communion. In the Greek tradition the Bishop strews laurel leaves and flower petals all over the church to symbolize the shattered gates and broken chains of Hell and Jesus' victory over death. It's a transition from sorrow to joy, a sort of pre-game for the big candlelight service tonight.
In a few hours Marti and I will be heading back to the church for the aforementioned late-night Resurrection service.
Afterward we're going to one of the touristy Greek restaurants in the Latin Quarter for midnight supper.
Tomorrow I'll rock the traditional roast lamb Easter dinner.