Sunday, April 24, 2011

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Christos Voskrese! Voistinnu Voskrese!

I thought I'd give you all a little tour of my parish as an Easter gift.  Enjoy!

After the Vespers and Procession of Great and Holy Friday, I stayed so we could all go to Confession before Pascha.  While my kids were confessing, I took these photos.  This is the front of the nave, from about where I stand to chant the Epistle.

This is the Tomb with the Burial Shroud on it.  During the service, the Tomb was where the tetrapod is in the first photo.  We have to move it to the side like this because otherwise people cannot approach for Communion. (It's a very tiny temple)

This is the icon on the ceiling of the nave (it would be the dome if we had one).

The choir loft and kliros (cantor's stand).  My usual spot is to the left of the left-hand pillar; there are two short pews there and I sit in the front one.

The icon behind the Holy Table.
 In the half-dome above the wall behind the Holy Table is this icon of the Holy Trinity, in the style of Rublev's icon.  I love how the halos seem to glow.

The icon of the Resurrection.

A joyous and blessed Pascha to all of my readers!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful little church. Happy Easter.