Monthly Archives: April 2012

Maronite Catholic Easter Vigil

At Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Shepherd’s Park (Washington, DC)  the Easter Vigil begins at midnight. The interior of the church reflects the austere monastic sensibilities of St. Maron, the 5th Century Lebanese monk  who shaped this … Continue reading

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Via Cruces at the Franciscan Monastery

At Three pm on Good Friday, Franciscans lead the faithful through the Stations of the Cross on at Via Dolorosa  in the Old City in Jerusalem commemorating Jesus’ way to Golgatha.  At the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC, following the … Continue reading

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Great and Holy Friday at Holy Transfiguration Melkite Catholic

Choir prepares for Great and Holy Friday Jerusalem Matins, Holy Transfiguration Melkite Catholic Church, McLean, Virginia Iconostasis and Holy Tomb

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Great Saturday Jerusalem Matins at the Ukrainian Shrine

Ukrainian Shrine of the Holy Family, Brookland, Washington, DC Ukrainian Shrine of the Holy Family, Brookland, Washington, DC Close up of Ukrainian Shrine of the Holy Family, Brookland, Washington, DC Cross at Tomb for Jerusalem Matins, Ukrainian National Shrine of … Continue reading

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Burial of the Lord at the Franciscan Monastery

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Tenebrae Time

Lighting the Candelabra for the Tenebrae Service. The Suspicious Cheese Lords in rehearsal for the Tenebrae Service. Extinguishing the candles during the Tenebrae Service. The remaining Light of Christ, which is processed to the crypt, which causes the Strepitus, where … Continue reading

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Spy Wednesday at the Franciscan Monastery

Entrance of the Franciscan Monastery, Mt. St. Sepulchre,  Washington, DC St. Francis in the Garden Statue, Franciscan Monastery, Mt. St. Sepulchre, Washinton, DC Franciscan Monastery (rear), Mt. St. Sepulchre, Washington, DC Marian Statue, Franciscan Monastery, Mt. St. Sepulchre, Washington, DC … Continue reading

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