The custom of Epiphany on Good Friday is one of the most typical customs of Greece that still holds today. Good Friday is the climax of the divine drama and the great mourning during the Easter period.
As in every place in Greece, all the parishes of the Municipality of Pylos-Nestor decorate the Epitaphios with impressive flowers (the word Epitaphios denotes the bier and canopy containing the icon). On the evening of Holy Friday the faithful walk with the flower clad Epitaphios through the streets of each community, chanting mournful hymns. At the seat of the Municipality in Pylos, the Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra, along with the local choir, accompany the Epitaphios as it passes through the streets and by the picturesque port followed by the faithful holding candles. The candle lit procession creates a climate of emotion and devotion and is an Easter spectacle not to be missed.