Photos of the Day for November 30, 2014

November 29, 2014 7:00 pm

Children’s Communion, feast of the Transfiguration/Apple-Blessing Feast (Jablychny Spas), Azdamichy 2014.  Дзіцячае прычасьце, Перамяненьне Гасподняе – Яблычны Спас, Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photos of the Day for November 29, 2014

November 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Anointing with holy oil, feast of the Transfiguration/Apple-Blessing Feast (Jablychny Spas), Azdamichy 2014.  Мірапамазаньне, Перамяненьне Гасподняе – Яблычны Спас, Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photos of the Day for November 28, 2014

November 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Feast of the Transfiguration/Apple-Blessing Feast (Jablychny Spas), Azdamichy 2014.  Перамяненьне Гасподняе – Яблычны Спас, Аздамічы 2014 г.

It is profoundly moving — and a point where the timeless intersects with the moment lived — to see a grandparent firmly and lovingly transmit her faith and traditions to her grandchildren.

Photos of the Day for November 27, 2014

November 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Feast of the Transfiguration/Apple-Blessing Feast (Jablychny Spas), Azdamichy 2014.  At specific moments during the service the priest, visible through the open central doors of the iconostasis, censes the altar.

Перамяненьне Гасподняе – Яблычны Спас, Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photo of the Day for November 26, 2014

November 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Feast of the Transfiguration/Apple-Blessing Feast (Jablychny Spas), Azdamichy 2014.  Перамяненьне Гасподняе – Яблычны Спас, Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photo of the Day for November 25, 2014

November 24, 2014 7:00 pm

Preparing to kiss the icon, feast of the Transfiguration/Apple-Blessing Feast (Jablychny Spas), Azdamichy 2014.

Перамяненьне Гасподняе – Яблычны Спас, Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photo of the Day for November 24, 2014

November 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Blessing the Host, feast of the Transfiguration/Apple-Blessing Feast (Jablychny Spas), Azdamichy 2014.

One of the 12 great feasts in the Orthodox calendar, the August 19 feast of the Transfiguration/Apple-Blessing feast (Jablychny Spas) is  joyfully celebrated throughout Belarus, nowhere more so than in Azdamichy.

The parish of the Holy Trinity in Azdamichy is like a home parish to me.  The parishioners and Father Aljaksandr are the salt of the earth and this was the eighth year in a row that I have attended the feast of the Transfiguration/Apple-Blessing feast there.

Перамяненьне Гасподняе – Яблычны Спас, Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photo of the Day for November 23, 2014

November 22, 2014 7:00 pm

Traditional farming:  preparing to feed the hogs.  Tsjerablichy 2014.

Традыцыйнае палескае фермерства:  падрыхтоўка да кармленьня кабанчыкоў.  Цераблічы 2014 г.

Photo of the Day for November 22, 2014

November 22, 2014 7:00 pm

In memory of the more than three million Ukrainians whom Stalin and his regime murdered in the deliberately-induced famine of 1932-1933 known as the Holodomor.  Ukrainians light candles on November 22 to commemorate the dead.

У памяць больш за трох міліёнаў украінцаў забітых Сталінам і сталінскімі ўладамі ў галадамору 1932-33 гг.

День пам’яті жертв голодомору.

Photo of the Day for November 21, 2014

November 20, 2014 7:00 pm

Last hay before Pakrou (October 14 feast of the Protection of the Holy Mother of God), Rubjel’ 2014.

Дакоскі перад Пакровамі, Рубель 2014 г.