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!