At the celebrated Christian days, at such important feasts, to feel the fact, one must not work. On Great and Holy Friday for example, if you want to feel something, you must do nothing else but pray. In the world, people even during Holy Week schedule business to attend to. On Great and Holy Friday even give wishes. “Many Years! All the happiness! With a wonderful bride or bridegroom!”… Do not do this! On Great and Holy Friday, I lock myself in my cell and I pray and contemplate on what happened this day.
Saint Paisios the Hagiorite
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou
How to live the feast day of Great and Holy Friday