Orthodox Easter by ruthmouch

Orthodox Easter

Last year we were in Greece and I experienced some of the Orthodox traditions of Easter for the first time. St Mary's, just up the street, was holding a 6:30am Mass, so I decided to go along. The Holy Light was received and shared with the congregation, everyone trouped outside for prayers and readings and the church doors were closed. The priest banged on the doors three times and everyone was welcomed back inside.... where the chandeliers were swinging gently from left to right. Each had a beautiful ball of yellow and white flowers attached underneath and all were fully lit. Six chandeliers in full swing was indeed quite a magnificent sight and this pic certainly does not do it justice. Panning attempts were fairly dismal, so it seems I need to practice panning on chandeliers and then I'll be ready for next year!
I actually like that you were not able to pan the chandeliers. It's a greater picture of them showing their motion. It would've been less interesting to see them in focus and the rest of the church out of focus
April 21st, 2017  
I like the motion, too. Beautiful church and it sounds like a meaningful service. My granddaughter and I visited a Greek Orthodox church recently and the icons and murals were amazing, as they are in this church.
April 21st, 2017  
Lovely image and description of the service I especially the phrase the holy light was received and shared
April 23rd, 2017  
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