Great and Holy Friday

Passion Week: The Great Friday: Passion of Jesus Christ.
The crucifixion and burial of Christ

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On Holy Friday April 29, 2016, with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia, the parishioners of St. Sergius of Radonezh Orthodox Church Sargodha Pakistan, commemorated the Passion and Death of Christ on the Cross.

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This commemoration begins on Thursday evening with the Matins of Holy Friday and concluded with a Vespers on Friday afternoon by Taking-Down of Christ from the Cross and the placement of His body in the tomb. The worshipers venerated the epitaphios or “winding sheet” (a cloth embroidered with the image of Christ prepared for burial) The Lamentations are the unique portion of the Holy Friday service so the faithful chanted with full spirit and faith.

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