There are three large churches in Ioulida. This is the main one which is so close to our house that when they ring the bells our windows vibrate. On the Friday before easter all the flags are at half mast in mourning for Christ. The doors are open so people can go in and see the Epitaphios. The bells toll mournfully though all around flowers are blossoming, birds are singing and people are in a pretty good mood in the cafes and restaurants.