Orthodox Maundy Thursday and Holy Friday Ceremonies 2011- Snaps Worldwide

by OCP on April 23, 2011

in Featured News, News

23/4/2011

Jerusalem and Holy Land:Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos washes the foot of a priest during the traditional washing of the feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City

Romania: A woman holds a lit candle in front of the graves of her relatives at a cemetery in the village of Copaciu, 42km southwest of Bucharest, early morning April 21, 2011. Orthodox women went to church and cemeteries in the early morning on Maundy Thursday to light candles, burn incense and mourn their dead relatives as part of a southern Romania tradition.

Greece: A Greek Orthodox priest raises a covered image of Jesus Christ during a procession on Good Friday at Penteli monastery, north of Athens

Bulgaria: Bulgarian East-Orthodox believers wait in line to pass under a table where the Bible is placed during the Good Friday service in the golden-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia

Serbia: Kosovo Serb woman Sladjana Jovanovic dyes Easter eggs on Good Friday in the village of Ugljare, Kosovo

Macedonia: A mother and child crawl under a table where a Bible is placed during Good Friday celebrations on April 22, 2011.

Armenia: Solemn Divine Liturgy at the Mother Cathedral by Catholicos Karekin II on Maundy Thursday

Lebanon: Believers attend Holy Thursday Ceremony by Catholicos Aram I

Lebanon: Believers attend Holy Thursday Ceremony by Catholicos Aram I

Syria: Celebration of the prostration of the Cross at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus

India: A Photographer clicks the feet washing ceremony lead by Catholicos of the East Paulose II at St. Mary's Cathedra, Cochin

Ukraine: Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine celebrates the Great Vespers with the rite of the Shroud and the Small Compline at the Refectory (Sts Anthony and Theodosius) Church of the Kyiv Caves Lavra

Moldova: Ceremony held at the Metropolitan Cathedral

Moldova: Ceremony held at the Metropolitan Cathedral

Latvia: Orthodox Christians attend Vespers of the great and holy Friday

United Kingdom: British Orthodox women preparing petals for Holy Friday Ceremony

United Kingdom: British Orthodox women preparing petals for Holy Friday Ceremony

Cyprus: Byzantine Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Nicosia during the ceremonies of the Holy Week

Egypt: Not so good image, as Muslims protesters rally against a Christian Governor in Southern Egypt

United States of America: Young Children attend Ceremonies of Holy Week

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Australia and New Zealand: Father Abba Philipos leads Holy Friday service for Christchurch's Ethiopian community in Abberley Park Hall. Their church was destroyed in the earthquake

Russia: Feet washing ceremony by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia held at Christ the Savior Cathedral

Russia: Feet washing ceremony by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia held at Christ the Savior Cathedral

Georgia: Georgian Orthodox priests prepare Chrism (Holy anointing oil) at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta some 20km outside Tbilisi on April 20, 2011.

Special Courtesy: Daniel Malyon

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