Photo of the Day for April 30, 2015

April 29, 2015 7:00 pm

Interior Light, Azdamichy 2014.  Інтэр’ернае асьвятленьне, Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photos of the Day for April 29, 2015

April 28, 2015 7:00 pm

Belarus in Faces (part CLII).  Беларусь у тварах (частка CLII).

Tsjerablichy 2014.  Цераблічы 2014 г.

Azdamichy 2014.  Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photos of the Day for April 28, 2015

April 27, 2015 7:00 pm

Belarus in Faces (part CLI):  Azdamichy 2014.  Беларусь у тварах (частка CLI):  Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photo of the Day for April 27, 2015

April 26, 2015 7:00 pm

Belarus in Faces (part CL):  Azdamichy 2014.  Беларусь у тварах (частка CL):  Аздамічы 2014 г.

Photos of the Day for April 26, 2015

April 25, 2015 7:00 pm

Planting potatoes, Tsjerablichy 2014.  Пасадка бульбы, Цераблічы 2014 г.

The potato is a vital part of the Belarusian diet.  At the mercy of arbitrary allotments by the local collective farm, families — often several families working together — rush to get their potatoes planted in whatever small acreage they receive.

Photo of the Day for April 25, 2015

April 24, 2015 7:00 pm

Spring in Polesia:  by the River Moustva, Tsjerablichy 2014.  Палесьсе ўвесну:  ля р. Моўства, Цераблічы 2014 г.

Photo of the Day for April 24, 2015

April 23, 2015 7:00 pm

Spring in Polesia:  apple blossoms, Tsjerablichy 2014.

Палесьсе ўвесну:  белая яблыня грому.  Цераблічы 2014 г.

Photo of the Day for April 23, 2015

April 22, 2015 7:00 pm

Spring in Polesia:  Al’pjen’ 2014.  Палесьсе ўвесну:  Альпень 2014 г.

Photo of the Day for April 22, 2015

April 21, 2015 7:00 pm

Spring in Polesia:  Navasjolki (Pjetrykau District) 2010.

Палесьсе ўвесну:  Навасёлкі (Петрыкаўскі раён) 2010 г.

This barn carries a rare example of a well-preserved wooden-shingle roof.  Рэдкі прыклад добра ахоўванага гонтавага даху.

 

Photos of the Day for April 21, 2015

April 20, 2015 7:00 pm

Radaunitsa (Orthodox Eastertide commemoration of the dead), Azdamichy 2014.  Радаўніца, Аздамічы 2014 г.

Radaunitsa is the most important Orthodox commemoration of the dead in the Belarusian cycle of the year:  people often travel considerable distances back to their native village or town to clean and to honor their forebears’ graves.

In Azdamichy, as in most other Belarusian parishes, Radaunitsa is observed on the second Tuesday after Orthodox Easter (e.g., April 29 in 2014, April 21 in 2015).

During the service, Father Aljaksandr thrice reads through parishioners’ commemoration lists of departed relatives and friends.

After the chapel service, Father Aljaksandr, accompanied by members of the church choir, moves through the cemetery to bless graves.