Easter (Good Friday) From the Choir Loft - Ss. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church, South River, NJ
Happy Easter all! Whatever your faith, whatever your belief, whatever your background; may you have a wonderful, peaceful day. May this new spring bring you new beginnings, new experiences, and opportunities to re-evaluate, reconnect and recharge.
View 2…Great and Holy Friday & Saturday - The Holy Plaschanitsa (Tomb), Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church, South River, NJ
View 1…Great and Holy Friday & Saturday - The Holy Plaschanitsa (Tomb), Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church, South River, NJ
Holy Thursday - The reading of the 12 Passion Gospels
As a child, I was told that, if you got home with your Holy Thursday candle still burning, you would have good luck through the year. Well, I made it! Holy Thursday service was one of my mother’s favorite services. Years ago I noticed her candle had ‘notches’ in it. When I asked her what that was all about, she told me she marked the passing of each gospel as it was read so she could keep track. Years ago we didn’t have printed books but only listened as the priest read through the 12 passages. If you look closely, I’ve tried to keep with her tradition. Hope your Holy Thursday was peaceful.
White Tulip - While Flower Series
Lily - White Flower Series
Palm Sunday - It is tradition in the Orthodox Christian churches to use pussy willows instead of palms to celebrate Palm Sunday.
The Pond at Dusk - Kennedy Park, Sayreville, NJ
White Rose, Kitchen Windowsill
This is a photo of my mom taken, I believe, for her engagement. The year..unknown. She was born on May 4, 1916 and today, March 27, 2014 she passed away. At the age of 97, she had seen many things come to pass…war, bread lines, rationing…but through all the trials and trauma of her life she remained a gentle unassuming person who was probably the kindest, most generous person I could know. I can only hope I can emulate her to some degree. We often talk about how we want to be different from our parents…more successful, stronger, more educated…but, as time passes on, we often realize that it is not those things we want to change but those things we find most endearing and heartfelt and want and need to hold close to our hearts. Mom, I will miss you dearly. Say hi to daddy for me. XXXOOO