From our Holy Friday services, this metal object, all decorated with flowers, represents the tomb of Christ.
Today's Community Scrapbook features photos from Easter services and events at Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Bluff City. The photos were submitted by Father Stephen Mathewes.
For readers who may find the photos unusual or unfamiliar, Mathewes offered a brief description of each image - providing an interesting and enlightening look at the Easter services and events.
"From our Holy Friday services, the metal object, all decorated with flowers, represents the tomb of Christ," Mathewes wrote.
"Holy Saturday morning, we have a joyful Liturgy service commemorating Christ's descent in to hell, defeating the devil and setting free all those held there. The priest throws bay leaves around the church as a symbol of this great victory."
"From our main Easter service at midnight on Sunday, we process around the dark church in commemoration of the women who went to the tomb before dawn to anoint Christ's body, only to find that, 'He is not here, He is risen!'
There is a photo of the decorated icon depicting the angel proclaiming the resurrection to the women.
The final photo is "the church fully decorated during our Sunday afternoon service which emphasizes God's love and our commission to spread the 'good news.'"
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