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Old Photos: Russian Orthodox Easter

According to the original Life Magazine article published in 1952 these photos were taken in the Cathedral of Holy Virgin Protection in New York. In Russian Easter is called “Pascha“; after the all-night vigil the believers declare “Christ is Risen!” and everyone responds “Indeed, He is risen!”.

©Time. Ralph Morse.

©Time. Ralph Morse.

©Time. Ralph Morse.

©Time. Ralph Morse.

©Time. Ralph Morse.

©Time. Ralph Morse.

The rest of the photos.

Russian icon depicting the resurrection. (source)


Sergei Rachmaninov: Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31