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Holy Friday In Astoria

Apr 05, 2010 at 01:49 pm by mikewood


Greek Orthodox Holy Friday Astoria Queens NY

Greek Orthodox Holy Friday

81 Year Easter Week Tradition Continues

Astoria / April 2, 2010. In the Greek Orthodox tradition, last week was the holiest week of the year. Last Friday, I had the opportunity to photograph the parishoners of St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church as they made a procession through the streets of Astoria to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. The procession included a man carrying the cross, followed by altar boys, musicians, clergymen and by men carrying the the epitaphios, which resembles a casket decorated with flowers.

We'll post a full report later today or later this week, but in the meantime you can view this procession last Friday which numbered in the thousands.

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