Photo of the Day for June 20, 2011: Portraits of Belarus XXV / Партрэты Беларусі ХХV

June 19, 2011 8:00 pm

Portraits of Belarus XXV.  Партрэты Беларусі (частка ХХV).

Beekeeper Mikola, Zadzvjeja 2011.  Спадар Мікола, пчаляр у Задзвеі 2011 год.

Photo of the Day for June 19, 2011: Landscapes of Belarus XVII / Краявіды Беларусі XVII

June 18, 2011 8:00 pm

Landscapes of Belarus XVII.  Краявіды Беларусі (частка XVII).

Al’homjel’ 2011.  This view shows a plot freshly-planted with potatoes, a crop with a central place in Belarusian cuisine.  One also sees several of the area’s numerous cucumber hothouses whose produce, sold to the Russian market, has brought prosperity and attendant significant population growth to Al’homjel’ and nearby villages.  In the background is the older (1817) of Al’homjel’s two side-by-side Orthodox churches; behind it the dome of the newer (1994) church.

Альгомель 2011 год.

Photo of the Day for June 18, 2011

June 17, 2011 8:00 pm

Tsjerablichy 2011.  Цераблічы 2011 год.

Photo of the Day for June 17, 2011

June 16, 2011 8:00 pm

Beyond time, Tsjerablichy 2011.  Па-за часам, Цераблічы 2011 год.

Photo of the Day for June 16, 2011: Hands VI / Рукі VI

June 15, 2011 8:00 pm

Hands VI.  Рукі (частка VI).

Hard-working but ever graceful.  Alert even in repose, when they rest — as always — in their proper place.  I think Belarusan hands reveal most eloquently Belarusans’ distinctive and instinctive traditions and attachment to place.

Працавітыя, але абавязкова зграбныя, дбайныя нават у спакоі, і, як заўсёды, складзеныя належным чынам. На мой погляд, рукі найбольш красамоўна сведчаць пра адметныя беларускія традыцыі, адметны беларускі код росту і пачуццё месца.

Maljeshau 2011.  Малешаў 2011 год.

Photo of the Day for June 15, 2011: Feast of the Holy Trinity III / Сьвяток Сьв. Тройцы III

June 14, 2011 8:00 pm

Feast of the Holy Trinity, Church of the Holy Trinity in Azdamichy, Part III.  Сьвяток царквы Сьв. Тройцы ў Аздамічах (частка ІII).

The parish of the church of the Holy Trinity in the Central Polesian village of Azdamichy celebrates its name-day feast on the Tuesday after Orthodox Trinity Sunday.  In 2011 the feast falls on June 14.  For the feast-day as many as 15 priests from surrounding villages and the Pinsk eparchate serve together with parish priest Father Aljaksandr.

У царквы Сьв. Тройцы ў Аздамічах сьвяток сьвяткуецца ў аўторак пасьля Тройцы, сёлета 14 чэрвеня.

See also photos for June 13-14, 2011 and May 25-26, 2010.  Гл. таксама здымкі 13-14.06.2011 і 25-26.05.2010.

Azdamichy 2010.  Аздамічы 2010 год.

Photos of the Day for June 14, 2011: Feast of the Holy Trinity II / Сьвяток Сьв. Тройцы ІІ

June 13, 2011 8:00 pm

Feast of the Holy Trinity, Church of the Holy Trinity in Azdamichy, Part II.  Сьвяток царквы Сьв. Тройцы ў Аздамічах (частка ІI).

The parish of the church of the Holy Trinity in the Central Polesian village of Azdamichy celebrates its name-day feast on the Tuesday after Orthodox Trinity Sunday.  In 2011 the feast falls on June 14.  For the feast-day as many as 15 priests from surrounding villages and the Pinsk eparchate serve together with parish priest Father Aljaksandr.

У царквы Сьв. Тройцы ў Аздамічах сьвяток сьвяткуецца ў аўторак пасьля Тройцы, сёлета 14 чэрвеня.

See also photos for June 13, 2011 and May 25-26, 2010.  Гл. таксама здымкі 13.06.2011 і 25-26.05.2010.

Azdamichy 2010.  Аздамічы 2010 год.

Photo of the Day for June 13, 2011: Feast of the Holy Trinity I / Сьвяток Сьв. Тройцы І

June 12, 2011 8:00 pm

Feast of the Holy Trinity, Church of the Holy Trinity in Azdamichy, Part I.  Сьвяток царквы Сьв. Тройцы ў Аздамічах (частка І).

The parish of the church of the Holy Trinity in the Central Polesian village of Azdamichy celebrates its name-day feast on the Tuesday after Orthodox Trinity Sunday.  In 2011 the feast falls on June 14.  For the feast-day as many as 15 priests from surrounding villages and the Pinsk eparchate serve together with parish priest Father Aljaksandr.

У царквы Сьв. Тройцы ў Аздамічах сьвяток сьвяткуецца ў аўторак пасьля Тройцы, сёлета 14 чэрвеня.

See also photos for May 25-26, 2010.  Гл. таксама здымкі 25-26.05.2010.

Azdamichy 2010.  Аздамічы 2010 год.

Photo of the Day for June 12, 2011: Orthodox Trinity Sunday / Дзень Сьвятой Тройца

June 11, 2011 8:00 pm

In honor of Trinity Sunday.  З нагоды Дня Сьвятой Тройцы (Сёмуха).

The Orthodox church celebrates the Trinity on Pentecost (thus the traditional Belarusian name for the feast is Сёмуха — Sjomukha, or “the seventh Sunday” after Easter).  The parish of The Holy Trinity in Azdamichy in Central Polesia celebrates its name-day on the third day of Trinity, i.e., Tuesday after Trinity Sunday, but the Trinity Sunday service is also actively attended.

Trinity Sunday, Azdamichy 2010.  Дзень Сьвятой Тройцы, Аздамічы 2010 год.

See also photos for June 23, 24 and 25, 2010.  Гл. таксама здымкі 23.06, 24.06 і 25.06.2010.

Photo of the Day for June 11, 2011

June 10, 2011 8:00 pm

Preparing for Trinity Sunday, Rubjel’ 2010.  Падрыхтоўка на Тройцу, Рубель 2010 год.

The Orthodox parish in Rubjel’ in Polesia’s Central Prypjats’ area is exceptionally vibrant: Rubjel’ was one of several villages in the Stolin District which successfully resisted grinding efforts by the Soviet regime to persecute the faithful and close the local church.  Rubjel’ is also the home village of many of the most active and respected Orthodox parish priests in Belarus.

See also photos for June 21 and 22, 2010.  Гл. таксама здымкі 21.06 і 22.06.2010.