Photo of the Day for January 20, 2018

January 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Polesia in winter:  Al’pjen’ 2013.

Палесьсе ўзімку:  Альпень 2013 г.

 

 

 

Photos of the Day for January 19, 2018

January 18, 2018 7:00 pm

Feast of the Theophany (Vadokhryshcha), Azdamichy 2016.

Falling on January 19, Vadokhryshcha is one of the 12 great feasts in the Orthodox liturgical cycle.  In marking the baptism of Christ, Vadokhryshcha commemorates the Theophany, the Orthodox Christian equivalent of Western Christian Epiphany (January 6).  Thus the blessing of water, in remembrance of Christ’s baptism, celebrates the first clear appearance of the Trinity (God revealing Himself through His voice, as the Holy Spirit descending on Christ, as Himself incarnate in Christ). 

 

Вадохрышча, Аздамічы 2016 г.

 

 

 

 

 

Parishioners on the way home after the blessing of water.

Дахаты пасьля асьвячэньня вады.

 

Photo of the Day for January 18, 2018

January 17, 2018 7:00 pm

Polesia in winter:  Vjalikaje Maljeshava 2017.

Палесьсе ўзімку: Вялікае Малешава 2017 г.

 

Photo of the Day for January 17, 2018

January 16, 2018 7:00 pm

Mid-winter light in Polesia.  Tsjerablichy 2017.

Сьвятло ў сярэдзіне зімы.  Цераблічы 2017 г.

 

 

Photo of the Day for January 16, 2018

January 15, 2018 7:00 pm

Polesia in winter:  to home during the break in the Orthodox service for the feast of the Circumcision of the Lord (January 14), Tsjerablichy 2017.

Палесьсе ўзімку: дахаты падчас перапынку на службе Абрэзаньня Гасподняга, Цераблічы 2017 г.

 

Photos of the Day for January 15, 2018

January 14, 2018 7:00 pm

Orthodox feast of the Circumcision of the Lord (January 14), Tsjerablichy 2017.

Абрэзаньня Гасподняга, Цераблічы 2017 г.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of the Day for January 14, 2018

January 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Orthodox feast of the Circumcision of the Lord (January 14), Azdamichy 2017.

Абрэзаньня Гасподняга, Аздамічы 2017 г.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of the Day for January 13, 2018

January 12, 2018 7:00 pm

Old-New Year’s Eve (shchadrets – шчадрэц), Tsjerablichy, January 13, 2017.

Shchadrets is a pre-Christian rite absorbed into the Christian tradition in Belarus.  In villages of the central Pripet area groups of carolers carry a star-shaped pinwheel from house to house, and sing to bring good fortune; the family in each house offers food or money.

Шчадрэц, Цераблічы 2017 г.

 

Tsjerablichy’s postwoman and church choir member Maryja (on the right) leads her brother and friends in a carol.

Паштальёнка й сьпявачка ў царкоўным хору Маруся (зправа) з братам і сяброўкамі шчадруюць у хаце Мішы й Веркі Наскевічаў.

 

 

Photo of the Day for January 12, 2018

January 11, 2018 7:00 pm

Polesia in winter:  oak tree, Buda (Zhytkavichy District) 2017.

Палесьсе ўзімку: дубы, Буда (Жыткавіцкі р.) 2017 г.

 

 

Photo of the Day for January 11, 2018

January 10, 2018 7:00 pm

Polesia in winter:  oak tree near Mlynok (Zhytkavichy District).

Палесьсе ўзімку:  дуб ля в. Млынок (Жыткавіцкі р.).