Photo of the Day for January 31, 2012

January 30, 2012 7:00 pm

Preparing for a performance, Tsjerablichy kindergarten 2011.  Падрыхтоўка дзіцячага садка да імпрэзы, Цераблічы 2011 год.

On October 14 the kindergarteners in Tsjerablichy performed songs and dances in honor of their mothers and motherhood.

Photo of the Day for January 30, 2012: Landscapes of Belarus XXIX / Краявіды Беларусі ХХІХ

January 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Landscapes of Belarus (part XXIX).  Краявіды Беларусі (частка ХХІХ).

River Vilija near Kamjena 2008.  Рака Вілія ля Камена 2008 год.

Photo of the Day for January 29, 2012: Belarus in Faces XXXIX / Беларусь у тварах ХХХІХ

January 28, 2012 7:00 pm

Belarus in Faces (part XXXIX).  Беларусь у тварах (частка ХХХІХ).

Hal’shany 2006.  Гальшаны 2006 год.

Photo of the Day for January 28, 2012: Enduring Faces VII / Выветраныя твары VII

January 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Enduring Faces (part VII).  Выветраныя твары (частка VII).

Ros’ 2011.  Рось 2011 год.

Photo of the Day for January 27, 2012

January 26, 2012 7:00 pm

Celebration of the Founding of the Church of the Dormition (part IV), Rubjel’ 2011.  Сьвяток царквы Ўсьпеньня Прасьвятой Багародзіцы (частка ІV), Рубель 2011 год.

The congregation in Rubjel’ has an outstanding choir.  Рубельскі хор адзін з маіх люблёных на Палесьсі.

Photos of the Day for January 26, 2012

January 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Celebration of the Founding of the Church of the Dormition (part III), Rubjel’ 2011.  Сьвяток заснаваньня царквы Ўсьпеньня Прасьвятой Багародзіцы (частка ІII), Рубель 2011 год.

Photo of the Day for January 25, 2012: Portraits of Belarus XXIX / Партрэты Беларусі ХХІХ

January 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Portraits of Belarus (part XXIX).  Партрэты Беларусі (частка ХХІХ).

Bjezdzjezh 2007.  Бездзеж 2007 год.

Photo of the Day for January 24, 2012

January 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Celebration of the Founding of the Church of the Dormition (part II), Rubjel’ 2011.  Сьвяток царквы Ўсьпеньня Прасьвятой Багародзіцы (частка ІI), Рубель 2011 год.

Photo of the Day for January 23, 2012

January 22, 2012 7:00 pm

Celebration of the Founding of the Church of the Dormition (part I), Rubjel’ 2011.  Сьвяток царквы Ўсьпеньня Прасьвятой Багародзіцы (частка І), Рубель 2011 год.

Rubjel’ is a thriving village in the Stolin District of the central Prypjats’ region of  Belarusian Polesia.  The village’s Orthodox parish is one of the most active parishes of the region, with an outstanding choir.

After the end of the Soviet occupation and thus the end of aggressive Soviet atheism, the parish decided to build a new church next to the historic (1796) wooden church of the Archangel Michael, deemed too small to fit the revived parish.  The church of the Dormition was founded in 1992.  The Orthodox Feast of the Dormition falls on August 28 in the modern Gregorian calendar.  However, given that the nearby village of Al’pjen’ also has a church of the Dormition, Rubjel’ celebrates the founding of its church on August 29.  In 2011 Stefan, Archbishop of Pinsk-Luninets, presided over the celebration.  In this photo parishioners await the Archbishop’s arrival.

Photo of the Day for January 22, 2012

January 21, 2012 7:00 pm

Iuje 2008.  Іўе 2008 год.