Monday, April 16, 2012

Orthodox Holy Friday Procession, Court Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Believers at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral carried a flower-bedecked bier late Friday night along Court Street and down Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights / Downtown Brooklyn.

The event was the Great and Holy Friday Procession, part of the Greek Orthodox Holy Week services.

While most Christian celebrated Easter last week, Eastern Orthodox churches follow the older, Julian calendar, and celebrated Easter yesterday.

Today is Easter Monday, also known as "Bright Monday," part of Bright Week, which lasts through Saturday. According to Wikipedia, the entire week is considered to be one continuous day.

Photos by MK Metz

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