Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pascha on Mount Sinai

CHRIST IS RISEN!

Courtesy of my old and dear friend, Hieromonk Justin Sinaites, here are four photographs taken on Pascha at the Holy Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai:

Multi-colored icon lamps over the reliquary of St Catherine:


His Eminence, Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, Pharan, and Raitho, with Hierodeacon Symeon at the beginning of the Paschal Canon:


The Holy Table with the Russian Gospel books used on Pascha:


Hieromonk Justin (a native Texan, incidentally) at the Agape Vespers:

For more about Fr Justin, see here and here. Aaron Taylor has very interesting and informative posts about lectures given by Fr Justin here and here. Other blog posts about his lectures can be found here, here, and here.

N. B. "Fr Justin Sinaites" means "Fr Justin of Sinai," and not, as I had once thought, "Fr Justin of the infected sinuses."

1 comment:

aaronandbrighid said...

The 'infected sinuses' joke never gets old!