Bless the ground that feeds olive tree Bless the rain that comes from heaven and is watering the olive tree Bless three times more the product of the olive tree, the olive oil, because it is lightening in front of icons and feeds poor people free translation from a poem of Ioannis Polemis
Olive oil is used as a therapeutic agent in ancient years.
Good Samaritan (Jesus Christ) treats wounded person (people). Luke, ι΄, 34
To the courteous and honorable from God human being was given the excellent food; bread, wine and olive oil. Bread to support and strengthen the heart, wine to delight the soul and olive oil to please and cure the body from the painful hardening. Efsevios, On the inscriptions of psalms ……23, 1273,47-55
Olive oil is used in the sacrament of baptism. The new baptised is released from the power of devil.
In 1830, Michaud in his visit of the island of Cyprus realizes that the crowns of people to be married are made with branches of olives. People of Cyprus are calling the Sunday before the Resurrection, the “Sunday of Olive Tree” because according to their custom they bring branches of olive tree to be blessed.
The olive oil is the magic golden natural fruit which as the umbilical cord joins the tradition of the past of our existence, with the sacred symbols of our civilisation. It feeds us and introduces us to its supreme, simple, pure and dismantle taste.
Molecular Analysis Lab. Institute of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry National Hellenic Research Foundation Laboratory personel: Errika Zervou, Panagiotis Zoumpoulakis (Narrator), Agni Kapou (Narrator), Ioanna Kyrikou, Ioanna Ntaliani, Eleni Siapi Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Mavromoustakos