Pascha 2013

Holy Pascha

Many thanks to Sergey for sharing these wonderful photographs!

The Services of Pascha Begin

Pascha begins in darkness at midnight, when a single candle begins burning in the altar behind the iconostas. The priest, then the clergy, then the people join in singing, and from that one flame, representing the Light of Christ that has come into the world in His Resurrection, all of the candles are lit. In this series of photographs, the flash enables us to see, but aside from the moments of the flash, the church was dark, and then became brighter and brighter as more and more candles were lit.