Orthodox Easter weekend from around the world
Eastern Orthodox countries celebrate their foremost religious celebration, Easter, this weekend. In Romania, for Maudry Thursday incense is burned in front of graves of relatives. In Jerusalem, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Metropolitan Theophilos washes feet at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In Bulgaria, candles are lit in a traditional Good Friday mass at Alexander Nevski cathedral. And in Greece, the faithful pay their respect in front of a figure of a crucified Jesus Christ at Penteli monastery north of Athens.
May 27, 2013 @ 21:29:14
The Eastern Orthodox Church doesn’t celebrate “Mass” which means body, but they have a variety of services. The service where Communion is served is called Divine Liturgy. Just wanted to clear this up. It is the Roman Catholic Church that has the mass.
May 03, 2013 @ 22:22:20
Found this post interesting.
May 05, 2013 @ 19:58:01
Thank you for the awesome photos. You made my Greek Easter celebration with my family today even more special.