Photos of the Day for June 25, 2016

Easter Sunday afternoon service, Orthodox church of the Holy Trinity, Azdamichy 2016.

Велікодная служба, царква Сьвятой Тройцы, Аздамічы 2016 г.

 

Photo of the Day for June 24, 2016

Still-Life, Tsjerablichy 2016.  Нацюрморт, Цераблічы 2016 г.

Photo of the Day for June 23, 2016

Afternoon spring light, Tsjerablichy-Machul’ road 2016.  One fervently hopes that the chainsaw mania which has led to the last few years’ systematic destruction of so many stately roadside allees in Belarus will leave these trees alone.

Веснавое асьвятленьне, дарога Цераблічы-Мачуль 2016 г.  Хочацца, каб шаленства бензапілаў, якое на працягу апошных гадоў знішчыла столькі прыдарожных алеяў, не дакраналася гэтай гістарычнай алеі.

Photo of the Day for June 22, 2016

Still-Life, Tsjerablichy 2016.  Нацюрморт, Цераблічы 2016 г.

Photos of the Day for June 21, 2016

Orthodox feast of Holy Trinity (III/III).  The church of the Holy Trinity in Azdamichy marks its patronal feast on the third day of Trinity, i.e., Trinity Tuesday (June 21 in 2016).

Сьвятой Тройцы (ІІІ/ІІІ).  Прыход Сьвятой Тройцы ў Аздамічах сьвяткуе свой прастольны сьвяток у аўторак (трэці дзень Сьвятой Тройцы).

 

Pilgrims from the neighboring village of Karotsichy.  Паломнікі з суседняй вёскі Кароцічы.

Photos of the Day for June 20, 2016

Orthodox feast of Holy Trinity (II/III).  The church of the Holy Trinity in Azdamichy marks its patronal feast on the third day of Trinity, i.e., Trinity Tuesday (June 21 in 2016).

Сьвятой Тройцы (ІІ/ІІІ).  Прыход Сьвятой Тройцы ў Аздамічах сьвяткуе свой прастольны сьвяток у аўторак (трэці дзень Сьвятой Тройцы).

 

Anointing with holy oil.  Мірапамазаньне.

 

Awaiting children’s communion.  У чаканьні дзіцячага прычасьця.

 

Honoring the memory of Father Aljaksandr Varnitski (1916-2003), whose pastoral work in the face of Soviet atheism and continual attempts to close his church are revered throughout the region.

У памяці айцу Аляксандру Варніцкаму (1916-2003).

Photos of the Day for June 19, 2016

Orthodox feast of Holy Trinity (I/III).  The church of the Holy Trinity in Azdamichy marks its patronal feast on the third day of Trinity, i.e., Trinity Tuesday (June 21 in 2016).

Сьвятой Тройцы (І/ІІІ).  Прыход Сьвятой Тройцы ў Аздамічах сьвяткуе свой прастольны сьвяток у аўторак (трэці дзень Сьвятой Тройцы).

In a tradition with deep pre-Christian roots, Orthodox Belarusans mark the feast of Trinity by spreading marsh reeds in front of their parish church and in the nave (as well as in the entryway and throughout their home).  In pre-Christian times this tradition celebrated the greening of spring.  Now the tradition recalls that Christ’s first disciples were fishermen.

 

Azdamichy parish priest Father Aljaksandr lights candles for the guest priests from nearby parishes and the Pinsk-Luninjets eparchate who help to officiate.

 

It is a Holy Trinity tradition to decorate churches with birch branches, a traditional Belarusian symbol of fertility and the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit.

Photo of the Day for June 18, 2016

Portraits of Polesia:  Azdamichy 2016.

Партрэты Палесься:  на лаўцы ўвечар, Аздамічы 2016 г.

Photo of the Day for June 17, 2016

Portraits of Polesia:  football fans, Tsjerablichy.

Партрэты Палесься: заўзятары, Цераблічы 2016 г.

Photo of the Day for June 16, 2016

Portraits of Polesia:  neighborhood kids, Tsjerablichy 2016.

Партрэты Палесься:  суседнія дзеці, Цераблічы 2016 г.