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Yaroslavl, Russia

In Russia, people celebrate both the holy week (the week before Easter) and the Bright week (the week after Easter). During all of Bright Week the holy doors on the Iconostasis are kept open. This is the only time of the year when this occurs. There are some processions where the priest sprinkles pious women…

Yaroslavl, Russia

It is a cold Easter Sunday in Yaroslavl, one of the cities of the Golden Ring around Moscow. A crowd of orthodox priests, Russian soldiers and worshippers await the Metropolitan’s arrival. There is a mix of a mess and religious fervor. April 2011. NB: this picture won the 3rd prize in the « Eternal Russia » contest…