Photo of the Day for May 31, 2012

May 30, 2012 7:00 pm

Blessing of Easter bread after all-night service, Azdamichy, Easter dawn 2012.  Асьвячэньне кулічоў пасьля ўсяночнай службы, Аздамічы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for May 30, 2012

May 29, 2012 7:00 pm

All-night Easter service.  Усяночная служба.

Church of the Holy Trinity, Azdamichy, Easter 2012.  Царква Сьвятой Тройцы, Аздамічы, Пасха 2012 года.

Photo of the Day for May 29, 2012

May 28, 2012 7:00 pm

A still moment on Holy Saturday afternoon.  Вялікая Субота пасьля прыборкі й падрыхтоўкы да ўсяночнай службы.

Church of the Holy Trinity, Azdamichy 2012.  Царква Сьвятой Тройцы, Аздамічы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for May 28, 2012: Interior Light XVII / Інтэр’ернае асьвятленьне XVII

May 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Interior Light (part XVII).  Інтэр’ернае асьвятленьне (частка XVII).

Just-blessed Easter bread with eggs ready to be dyed.

Tsjerablichy 2012.  Цераблічы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for May 27, 2012

May 26, 2012 7:00 pm

Blessing of Easter Bread for Tsjerabljuki, Azdamichy, Holy Saturday 2012.  Асьвячэньне кулічоў для цераблюкоў і цераблічанак, Аздамічы, Вялікая Субота 2012 года.

After circling the church twice to bless parishioners’ bread with incense and then water, Father Aljaksandr circles a third time so parishioners can kiss the cross.  He carries out this blessing for parishioners from the next village who will not be able to make it to the blessing of bread after the all-night service on Easter Day.

Photo of the Day for May 26, 2012

May 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Blessing of Easter Bread for Tsjerabljuki, Azdamichy, Holy Saturday 2012.  Асьвячэньне кулічоў для цераблюкоў і цераблічанак, Аздамічы, Вялікая Субота 2012 года.

On his second circuit around the churchyard, Father Aljaksandr blesses with water the bread for parishioners from Tsjerablichy who will not be able to make it to the blessing of bread after the all-night church service on Easter Day.

Photo of the Day for May 25, 2012

May 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Blessing of Easter Bread for Tsjerabljuki, Azdamichy, Holy Saturday 2012.  Асьвячэньне кулічоў для цераблюкоў і цераблічанак, Аздамічы, Вялікая Субота 2012 года.

With one of his three sons holding the cross, Father Aljaksandr blesses the bread for parishioners from the next village who will not be able to make it to the blessing of bread before dawn on Easter Day.

Photo of the Day for May 24, 2012

May 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Blessing of Easter Bread for Tsjerabljuki, Azdamichy, Holy Saturday 2012.  Асьвячэньне кулічоў для цераблюкоў і цераблічанак, Аздамічы, Вялікая Субота 2012 года.

A family from Tsjerablichy which will not be able to make it to the blessing of bread after the all-night Easter service in Azdamichy awaits Father Aljaksandr’s blessing of bread and eggs on Holy Saturday.

Photo of the Day for May 23, 2012

May 22, 2012 7:00 pm

Blessing of Easter Bread and Eggs, Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mjensk, Holy Saturday 2012.  Асьвячэньне кулічоў і яек, архікатэдра Імя Найсьвяцейшай Панны Марыі ў Менску, Вялікая Субота 2012 год.

Priests carry out blessings continually as the cathedral in Mjensk repeatedly fills up throughout Holy Saturday.

Photo of the Day for May 22, 2012

May 21, 2012 7:00 pm

Early spring, Tsjerablichy 2012.  Раньняя вясна, Цераблічы 2012 год.