As a Melkite deacon, I'm familiar with the liturgical practices of the Eastern Churches. However, I've just seen a youtube video of something I've never heard of, and can't explain.
Near the end of the video titled, Easter Saturday night and resurrection, Zakynthos, Greece found here: specifically at about 25:15, the procession of the tomb apparently ended, the people can be seen gathered around a large empty space in the church courtyard. More or less on cue, the people start throwing large clay pots, or water jugs, into the center. This continues for several minutes, with participants tossing in their contribution when, as it were, the spirit moves them.
Can anyone explain this? Thanks!
Christ is among us!