Thursday, May 2, 2013

Orthodox Good Friday. A scene in glass

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Orthodox Christians are now in Holy Week.
Good Friday for the Eastern Christians is called Great and Holy Friday.


While at the Green Pilgrimage symposium (about which I still have much to tell you) at Jerusalem's International YMCA,   I discovered three unusual stained glass religious windows.
They are mounted in an inner wall that divides two meeting rooms.
(Reflections from the real windows and from lights were unavoidable.)
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I think this artwork is a painful reminder of a difficult day for Christians.
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8 comments:

Nonnie said...

they certainly are! I did not realize there was such a wide gap between our Holy Week with the Orthodox faith.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a pleasure to see old stained glass windows so close up.

cieldequimper said...

It may be but it's beautifully done.

oldmanlincoln said...

Seems like I have not been here in ages. I don't get out and about as much these days as I am on oxygen 24/7 and while I do move, it is usually not far without O.

Your posts are as interesting as I remember them to be. You live in a place where lots of history took place.

It always makes me wonder what America was like when Jesus walked the streets of Jerusalem?

JM said...

Great detail on top.

VP said...

I always like stained glass windows!

Rob Siemann said...

There is a very nice and big Russian shop in our street, and they are selling Easter cakes, halfway between panettone and cupcakes. Sweet!

Dina said...

Abe Lincoln, so nice to see you again! Be well.