HOLY WEEK 2009 | Saptamana Mare 
11-18 April 2009


Sambata lui Lazar


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Consecration of the Holy Gifts during Liturgy
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Children's procession at conclusion of Liturgy
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Some of the children carry icons & ring bells
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Preparations for the Annual Fish Dinner
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Cantors lead responses at Great Vespers

Duminica Floriilor


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Blessing of palms & willows during Matins
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Part of the crowd at the Annual Fish Dinner
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It was a bright and beautiful day
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Jr AROY's annual Lenten "Footrpints" project ends

Sfantul Maslu


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Faithful come forward & kneel under the Gospel
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"Maslu" is a service of healing for the sick
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Candles in flour with oil represent 7 Gospels

a Celor 12 Evanghelii


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The cross is placed in the center of the church
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Faithful kneel at the start of the service
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Venerating the cross of the crucified Christ
Prohodul Domnului
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The choir prepares to lead the responses
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The Tomb of Christ adorned with flowers
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Clergy lead the faithful in singing "lamentations"
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Pious & faithful parishioners hold candles
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The Archbishop prepares to pass under the Shroud
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Council members hold the "epitaf"
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The procession circles the church 3 times
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Fr Laurence holds the Gospel in the procession
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Faithful process by the entrance of the Cathedral
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People return into the church under the shroud
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The cross, now stands silent after Christ's burial
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AROY members kept vigil throughout the night
Sambata Mare
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Dedicated men again prepare the "Pasti"
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Cleaning the church, preparing for midnight
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Young people stayed to help decorate
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Dn Sabin reveals the white covers at Liturgy
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Fr Laurence, now in white, with the Chalice
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The Altar table awaits the Resurrection service



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