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Holy Friday 2013

Vespers - the Rite of Entombment

On Great and Holy Friday, in the afternoon, during Vespers, during the singing of "Noble Joseph," the Epitaphon/Plaschanitsa, the icon of Christ's body prepared for burial, is carried in procession and placed in the tomb.

Matins - Lamentations

On Great and Holy Friday, in the evening, in the Matins service of Holy Saturday, after the Lamentations, we followed the Epitaphion/Plaschanitsa, the icon of Christ's body prepared for burial, in procession around our church, and, remembering the Myrrh-bearing women, some of the young maidens in the parish decorated it with flowers.

You may wish to see our photographs from Holy Friday as well!