Sunday, April 19, 2009

Photos: Orthodox Easter


An Orthodox priest conducts an Orthodox Easter service at the Mgarsky monastery, some 200 km (124 miles) to the east from capital Kiev, April 19, 2009. (Reuters)

Kosovo Serbs light candles during Orthodox Easter in the Gracanica monastery on April 19, 2009. Orthodox Christians mark Easter a week after Catholics and Protestants. (Getty)

A Greek Orthodox Bishop prays near worshippers during the Easter Sunday mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on April 19, 2009, where according to Christian tradition Jesus Christ rose on the third day following his crucifixion. Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion on Good Friday. (Getty)

Greek Orthodox Bishops pray during the
Easter Sunday mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on April 19, 2009, where according to Christian tradition Jesus Christ rose on the third day following his crucifixion. Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion on Good Friday. (Getty)

A Syrian cleric gives communion after an Orthodox Easter service Mass at a church in Damascus April 19, 2009. (Reuters)

A Christian Orthodox pilgrim lights candles at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Easter Sunday Mass in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 19, 2009. Orthodox Christians are marking the solemn period of Easter. (AP)

Orthodox Christian worshippers light candles in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before Easter Mass in Jerusalem's Old City April 19, 2009. (Reuters)

Christian Orthodox believers hold candles during an Easter service in the 10th century monastery of St. John the Baptist "Sv. Jovan Bigorski" near Mavrovo, 130 km (81 miles) west from the capital Skopje, early April 19, 2009. (Reteurs)

Christian Orthodox believers hold candles during an Easter service in the 10th century monastery of St. John the Baptist "Sv. Jovan Bigorski" near Mavrovo, 130 km (81 miles) west from the capital Skopje, early April 19,2009. (Reuters)

Archimandrite Partenie (L) leads the Orthodox Christian Easter service in the 10th century monastery of St. John the Baptist "Sv. Jovan Bigorski" near Mavrovo, 130 km (81 miles) west from capital Skopje, early April 19, 2009. (Reuters)

Christian Orthodox believers sing as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ during a holy Easter service in the 10th century monastery of St. John the Baptist "Sv. Jovan Bigorski" near Mavrovo, 130 km (81 miles) west from capital Skopje, early April 19, 2009. (Reuters)

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III leads the Easter Sunday mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on April 19, 2009, where according to Christian tradition Jesus Christ rose on the third day following his crucifixion. Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion on Good Friday. (Getty)

Greek Orthodox Bishops carry an icon showing the resurrection of Christ in front of the church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Easter Sunday procession in Jerusalem's Old City on April 19, 2009, where according to Christian tradition Jesus Christ rose on the third day following his crucifixion. Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion on Good Friday. (Getty)

source: Daylife

3 comments:

Maran Ata said...

It was a great honour for the orthodox christians who celebrated Easter in Bigorski monastery to lit their candles from the Holy Fire brought trough Thessaloniki, Greece.

Archimandrite Partenij and his brotherhood is a graceful gift for all orthodox christians round the world, expecially for those in Macedonia.

Trought their prayers God counted us worthy to see what our eyes couldn't see before and to hear what our ears couldn't hear before.

CHRIST IS RISEN!!! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!!! +++

Rejoice evermore!

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Lazarus of the Hyacinth said...

Beautiful photos!

Thank you for posting them.

Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη!