In Agio Oros, the Holy Easter is observed with great reverence. Those who visit Agio Oros for Easter will have a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience, far removed from secular celebrations and fireworks, with all-night vigils that elevate the souls of the faithful.
The Resurrection Service commences around 2 am and ends at daybreak on Easter Sunday. During the service, the bells of the monasteries toll joyfully. After the service, the monks and the faithful gather in the Refectory for the Easter feast that consist solely of fish and fish soup. Around 12 noon and 1 pm the Vigil of Agape takes place, with the bells tolling throughout.
The Easter celebrations culminate on Monday, with the procession of the miraculous icon of Axion Esti in Karyes. After the Holy Service in the Protato church, the procession of the icon is followed by grand crosses, the Agio Oros leadership, monks, seculars, and hundreds of pilgrims. The procession lasts about five and a half hours, with the bells tolling joyfully for the duration.