Photo of the Day for October 31, 2012

October 30, 2012 7:00 pm

Onion Season, Tsjerablichy 2012.  Ураджай, Цераблічы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for October 30, 2012

October 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Apple Season, Tsjerablichy 2012.  Ураджай, Цераблічы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for October 29, 2012

October 28, 2012 7:00 pm

Procession, Feast of the Dormition, Rubjel’ 2012.  Хросны ход, сьвяток Усьпеньня, Рубель 2012 год.

Towards the end of the feast-day liturgy the priests lead a procession three times around the church.  In the Orthodox tradition processions move counter-clockwise (in the Roman Catholic tradition clockwise).  During the third circuit the procession stops four times — symbolizing the main points of the cross — for readings from the Gospels and sprinkling of holy water.  After reading from the Gospel the priest touches the heads of parishioners with the Bible.

Photo of the Day for October 28, 2012

October 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Feast of the Dormition, Rubjel’ 2012.  Сьвяток Усьпеньня, Рубель 2012 год.

Parishioners rest under the churchyard apple trees at the midpoint of this four-hour service.  This year the apple harvest has been especially bountiful.

Photo of the Day for October 27, 2012

October 26, 2012 7:00 pm

Guiding hands.  Матчына рука.

Children’s communion, feast of the Dormition, Rubjel’ 2012.  Прычасьце для дзяцей, сьвяток Усьпеньня, Рубель 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for October 26, 2012

October 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Interior light (part XXII), feast of the Dormition, Rubjel’ 2012.  Інтэр’ернае асьвятленьне (частка ХХІІ), сьвяток Усьпеньня, Рубель 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for October 25, 2012

October 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Tending the candles, feast of the Dormition, Rubjel’ 2012.  Сьвяток Усьпеньня, Рубель 2012 год.

Families will often let their children help tend the candle holders to light candles, remove the stubs of wax, or straighten candles which have wilted in the heat.  Participating in this way gives the children a sense of responsibility and a sense of respect for church traditions.

Photo of the Day for October 24, 2012

October 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Feast of the Dormition, Rubjel’ 2012.  Сьвяток Усьпеньня, Рубель 2012 год.

2 Corinthians 4:

[18] While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Другое Да Карынфянаў 4:

18 калі мы глядзім не на бачнае, а на нябачнае: бо бачнае – часовае, а нябачнае – вечнае!

[Пераклад Васілём Сёмухам, © 2000, 2001 Алеся Сёмуха.  Усе правы ахоўваюцца.]

Photo of the Day for October 23, 2012

October 22, 2012 7:00 pm

Feast of the Dormition, Rubjel’ 2012.  Сьвяток Усьпеньня, Рубель 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for October 22, 2012

October 21, 2012 7:00 pm

Hands.  Рукі.

Hands — their movement and their placement — reveal the essence of a culture.

Feast of the Dormition, Rubjel’ 2012.  Сьвяток Усьпеньня, Рубель 2012 год.