Photo of the Day for October 21, 2012

October 20, 2012 7:00 pm

Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God, Rubjel’ 2012.  Сьвяток Усьпеньня Прасьвятой Багародзіцы, Рубель 2012 год.

Rubjel’ has always had a strong Orthodox tradition.  There are now two Orthodox churches in the village.  One, an outstanding example of a Polesian wooden church, dates from 1796, but is used only for its name-day feast since the nave is too small to accommodate the revived and growing parish.  The parish takes deserved pride from the fact that the newer church, whose foundation was laid in 1992, was built entirely with contributions of money and labor from the people of Rubjel’.  While the newer church lacks the intimacy and historic roots of the older church, its nave splendidly filters and holds the mid-morning sun.

 

Photo of the Day for October 20, 2012

October 19, 2012 7:00 pm

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

One of the priests attending from other parishes, in this case a Rubjeljets himself, makes the round of the nave to bless the church.  Every few feet he turns one way to cense icons on the wall or the other way to cense the congregation.

Photo of the Day for October 19, 2012

October 18, 2012 7:00 pm

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

Grandmothers embody the resilience of Belarusian culture; they are the force behind the new birth of faith in Belarus; they guarantee the transmission of their traditions unto the third generation.

Паводле Мацьвея 5:  6 Дабрашчасныя тыя, хто жадае і прагне праўды, бо яны спатоляцца.

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

Photo of the Day for October 18, 2012

October 17, 2012 7:00 pm

Feast of the Dormition, church of the Dormition of the Blessed Mother of God, Rubjel’ 2012.  Сьвяток Усьпеньня, царква Ўсьпеньня Прасьвятой Багаролзіцы, Рубелб 2012 год.

One of the many priests attending the feast-day from other parishes and the Pinsk-Luninjets eparchate anoints an acolyte with holy oil.

Photo of the Day for October 17, 2012

October 16, 2012 7:00 pm

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

In the Orthodox liturgical calendar the feast of the Dormition is celebrated on August 28.  However, the Orthodox parish of the central Polesian village of Rubjel’ celebrates the feast day on August 29, the date of the foundation in 1992 of its church of the Dormition.  The vibrancy of the Rubjel’ parish is reflected in the fact that more than 20 Rubjel’tsy serve as priests throughout Belarus and in Ukraine.

Photo of the Day for October 16, 2012

October 15, 2012 7:00 pm

Storm clouds, Sosny 2012.  Бурлівае неба, Сосны 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for October 15, 2012

October 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Summer sky, Al’homjel’ 2012.  Летнія хмары, Альгомель 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for October 14, 2012: Enduring Faces XII / Выветраныя твары ХІІ

October 13, 2012 7:00 pm

Enduring Faces XII, Maladzjel’chytsy 2012.  Выветраныя твары ХІІ, Маладзельчыцы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for October 13, 2012

October 12, 2012 7:00 pm

Enjoying a Sunday evening in August, Tsjerablichy 2012.  Нядзельны вечар у жніўні, Цераблічы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for October 12, 2012

October 11, 2012 7:00 pm

Enjoying a Sunday evening in August, Tsjerablichy 2012.  Нядзельны вечар у жніўні, Цераблічы 2012.