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Greek Easter by Steph-Laberis Greek Easter by Steph-Laberis
Just a quickie to celebrate Greek Easter this weekend, which falls on "normal" Easter this year. ^___^

Edit: ZOMG! Thank you guys for the DD on this one! As I type, I have my leg of lamb sitting in the fridge in preparation for dinner tomorrow, though I did cheat this year and dyed my eggs different colors instead of just red ^_^;;

Thank you all for the comments and faves and I hope the Greek Easter Bunny leaves you all galaktoboureko, koulourakia and kourabeithes tomorrow!
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rbow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Excellent!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Wonderful! :D
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ilovemycomputer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Απο πότε ο λαγος υπάρχει στο ελληνικό πασχα;
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:iconyournamehere8888:
yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Writer
Είσαι ΜΕΓΆΛΟΣ, τέλος.
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:iconrosereiven:
RoseReiven Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I freakin', love this. My dad came from Greece in 1956 from Kiveti on the coast of Greece. Also I'm a wee early but Christos Anesti.
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:iconpimsleurable:
Pimsleurable Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Have I overlooked a myth?!
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day-traders Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really love reading your comments guys.I learn a lot from you.

Thank you so much.

Regard,

Epoyjun
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BlooRoolzComp Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! AWESOME! Are you from Greece or Cyprus?
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:iconsteph-laberis:
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha, I fail, I'm from Boston ;) My great grandparents were from an island, I believe Euboea, and the family name was shortened to Laberis once they arrived here.
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BlooRoolzComp Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
coolz :D
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Shembre Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
You've been featured in my journal! :aww: [link]
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:iconsteph-laberis:
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awh, thank you so much! I'm honored! ^_^
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Shembre Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
You're welcome! :aww:
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MurerMatias Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
jaja!
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Lord-Makro Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
XAxaxa amazing! :)
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thandav Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
intresting
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:iconrosereiven:
RoseReiven Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Christos Anesti! And don't forget the ouzo with the lamb. I saw this and I cracked up, lmao
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varpho Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
great concept! :)

i wonder what do you mean by "normal Easter" vs. "Greek Easter" - AFAIK the official Greek Orthodox Church uses the Georgian calendar ["the Western calendar"] so in this case "normal" would mean Julian calendar, used by the majority of Eastern Orthodox Churches, am i right? :)

it'd be an interesting case, because stereotypically the Georgian calendar is labelled as the "normal" one. ;)
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm from Boston, so the "normal" Easter, as in the one most people in that area celebrated, is indeed the Julian one. My immediate family celebrated according to the Julian calendar, but we had traditional food of Greek Orthodox Easter on that day (lamb, galaktoboureko, white soup, etc). Sometimes my extended family would celebrate both in one year, so I would get double the fun!
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varpho Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
interesting, so the majority of Boston inhabitants are of Eastern Orthodox heritage?
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That depends - Boston is pretty diverse, there is a large Greek population in the northeast but even more Irish, French Canadian, Italian... most of which celebrate according to the Julian calendar. Since my family is a mix of Greek, French Canadian, Polish and Irish, we mixed things up a bit and sometimes would celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter (particularly when it would fall on the same day as 'normal' Easter) and sometimes not. Now that I am an adult I like to bring the traditions of Greek Orthodox Easter into the celebrations with my friends. They always get a kick out of the red eggs!
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varpho Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
i'm afraid we're both wrong.

you're mixing the Georgian and Julian calendars.
the Julian calendar is named after Julius Caesar and is nowadays used only in some Eastern Orthodox churches [for example in Russia].
the Georgian calendar, named after pope Gregory XIII, is the most popular calendar used all over the world. it was also adopted by the Greek Orthodox Church. [those, who did not accept the change, formed the Old Calendarist churches: [link] ]

and i'm also wrong, because i thought that, since the Greek Orthodox Church adopted the Georgian calendar, it has also adopted the Western date of Easter, which it has not adopted.

i hope i'm understandable. ;)

BTW, in Poland, where i'm from, the Eastern Orthodox church uses both calendars. so in one part of Poland Orthodox Christians celebrate holidays two weeks earlier than other Orthodox Christians in the very same country. sometimes it's even so, that in one church building two different liturgical occasions are celebrated on the same Sunday...
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Lucineia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
xaxaxaxaxaxa kourambiedes kai Pasxa ..kati den paei kala
alla apo tis pio euxaristes eklpi3eis opws kai oli i douleia sou !!!!
Congratulations on your DD !!! :D
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
The only thing that bugs me about this is the letters on the shield. Other than that this is AWESOME!
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Faybird Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I love it. It looks like it really belongs on an urn from the ancient Greek times.
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Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Super awesome and original Greek Easter! Great job on making the art style look Greek, and the Roman soldier's expression is choice. The Greek message on the shield is a very nice touch. Why is the soldier bleeding?
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Leonardchurch Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Amazing work, except for the shield. This is me being me but Your using Russian letters? Come on! The fact that it seems a nice little satire of the normal holidays makes up for it but still. My OCD yells at me "It needs real greek letters like Lambda Mu Phi Chi Alpha Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Omega Ohm Delta There is a plethora of characters you can use. Regardless great work!
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Can't tell if trolling or just stupid...
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Leonardchurch Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I honestly thing the work is good but I'd prefer to see greek letters on a greek shield, sorry if that comes off as stupid(which is in fact not true, stupid is the inability to learn.)
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The stupid part is that those ARE Greek letters. It says "Pascha", which is what the Greeks call Easter.

It's the same word in Russian. It's largely even the same letters, since the Cyrillic alphabet was based on the Greek. But the distinctive lowercase Greek sigma should have been the clue. The same letter looks like a "C" in Russian.
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for clearing that up, I did a double take at Leonard's comment and was all "Bwuh?" ;)
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Leonardchurch Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Well I apologize, I haven't brushed up too much on my Greek characters. I retract my prior statement for it's incorrect nature. It's very late where I am and I've been very busy so it's probably simple case of very, very, tired.
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Don't sweat it ;) Though as others have pointed out, the typeface I used for the writing is pretty jarring and I will probably revisit it with a brush stroke kind of texture though, to integrate with the rest of the piece. Maybe that's what looked off about it to you?
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Leonardchurch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Perhaps, I do think that it most likely was just some exhaustion. I'd been up early and very active that entire day. Still a very well done piece! I'm deeply embarrassed to have made such a fool of myself in public, I do so hate putting my foot in my mouth, it tastes horrid.
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No hard feeling at all dude ^_^ Get some rest!
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CrymsynEve Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Christos Anesti!!

Oh, this made me giggle. Love it lots.
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Rawr-Nom Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Aah! This made my day! 8D
Christos Anesti. :3
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auburnRed Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I celebrate Greek Easter too! :D Great art!
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Mini-nick Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
lol
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executioner-ed Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
alethos anesti!
congrats on the dd!
i spent 3 years in athens in the late 80's. i do miss the place and people a lot.
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outis1970 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Ha! Excellent.
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Bonesy-the-Ish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student General Artist
hahaha, brilliant!
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tebkanlo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
really original, i like very much the colors and your style
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bairdduvessa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
funny
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like this! lol
what does the guys sheild say?
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snarfevs Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Pascha', i.e. 'passover'
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooooh thnx
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ebenbrooks Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Sounds like Greek Easter is much more similar to the old Pagan traditions than Roman Easter is. The red eggs, specifically.
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hail-the-oblivious Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice idea
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Achimstyle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional
This is just wonderful!
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