PHOTO GALLERY


HOLY WEEK | Saptamana Patimilor 
27 March - 3 April 2010

 

LAZARUS SATURDAY
Sambata lui Lazar

 

       

Fr Sabin at the Great Entrance during Liturgy
 
Children's procession at conclusion of Liturgy
 

Prsa. Anita rearranges a cultural display
         

Prsa. Ramona cleans the display cases
 

Fr Laurence offers his artwork to the Ladies Bake Sale
 
Council members prepare the Palm Sunday meal
         


Dozens of cabbage heads were shredded
 


Head cook Mariana Tipa prepares her specialties
 
One of the main lobby's newly arranged displays


PALM SUNDAY
Duminica Floriilor

 

       

Palms & willows are blessed during Matins
 

The Cathedral was full for the Liturgy
 

Mamaliga makers take pride in their work
         

The Ladies Auxiliary sold a variety of goods
 

Jr AROY's annual Lenten "Footrpints" project ends
 


HOLY WEDNESDAY
Sfantul Maslu

       

       

Seven candles are used, one for each Gospel that is read in this service
 

"Maslu" is a service of healing for the sick
 

The faithful are annointed with the blessed oil
         


During each reading, the priests cover the people with their vestments
 


People venerated the Gospel, cross & relic of St Panteleimon
   


HOLY THURSDAY
a Celor 12 Evanghelii

       

       

Fr Sabin reads the Gospel in Romanian
 

Fr Laurence reads the first of the 12 passion Gospels
 


The beginning in the Triod book of the Holy Thursday Passion service
         

Fr Sabin sounds the "toaca" before service
 

The Crucified Christ is placed in the center of the Church
   
The 2 large candleabra each had 6 candles (1 for each Gospel)
 
HOLY FRIDAY BURIAL
Vecernie
       
         

The opening Psalm of Vespers is read
 

Fr Laurence censes the crucified Christ
 

The Gospel of the entire Passion & Burial is read
 
GOOD FRIDAY
Prohodul Domnului
       
         

The Tomb of the now buried Christ is adorned with flowers & candles
 

The Archbishop celebrated the service
 

Faithful sing the 3 "stasis" of Lamentations
         


It is a solemn service of lamenting at the Tomb
 

Younger generation learn to sing the special hymns
 

Clergy lead the faithful in the Lamentations
         


"Pace in biserici, lumii mantuire..." (Peace in
the Church, salvation for the world...)
 

The church is dim as the somber hymns continue
 

Men of the Council carry the Epitaf (Shroud)
         


A Litany is sung on each side of the Cathedral
 



Altar servers lead the procession around church (now the Tomb of Christ)
 
The procession circles the church 3 times
         


The archbishop waits to re-enter the Church
 


Faithful pass under the shroud and re-enter the Church
 


By passing underneath the shroud...
         


The faithful symbolically enter into the Tomb...
 


With the buried Christ who is with us there
 
AROY members again kept vigil in the night
 
HOLY SATURDAY
Sambata Mare
       
         


The Gospel is proclaimed in front of the tomb
 

The priests are now vested in white vestments
 

Much cleaning takes place to prepare for the Resurrection services
         


Men of the parish again faithfully prepare the "Pasti" for distribution
 

Our dedicated caretakers change all the dark candles to white
 

The Pasti (blessed bread & wine) is a custom in most of Romania
 

 

 
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