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Celebrating Orthodox Easter
Orthodox Christians around the world mark the Easter holiday, with celebrations scaled back because of the pandemic.
RELIGION-EASTER/UKRAINE-PALMSUNDAY
RTXBRZ2B
April 25, 2021
An Orthodox priest sprays holy water on believers after a service which marks the Orthodox feast of Palm...
KYIV, Ukraine
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday in Kyiv
An Orthodox priest sprays holy water on believers after a service which marks the Orthodox feast of Palm Sunday, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, outside the Volodymyrsky Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-HOLY FIRE
RTXBX38F
May 01, 2021
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions...
Jerusalem, Israel
Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-HOLY FIRE
RTXBX2Z9
May 01, 2021
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions...
Jerusalem, Israel
Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
RELIGION-EASTER/RUSSIA
RTXBX2N4
May 01, 2021
A woman shows her painted eggs on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the Joseph-Volokolamsk monastery in Moscow...
VOLOKOLAMSK, Russia
A woman shows her painted eggs on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the Joseph-Volokolamsk monastery in Moscow...
A woman shows her painted eggs on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the Joseph-Volokolamsk monastery in Moscow region, Russia May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-HOLY FIRE
RTXBX05A
May 01, 2021
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...
Jerusalem, Israel
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem...
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-GOOD FRIDAY
RTXBWD85
April 30, 2021
A man takes a selfie with nuns on Good Friday, amid eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions,...
Jerusalem, Israel
Christians hold Good Friday services, in Jerusalem
A man takes a selfie with nuns on Good Friday, amid eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-GOOD FRIDAY
RTXBWCBM
April 30, 2021
Worshippers kneel at the Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Good Friday, amid...
Jerusalem, Israel
Christians hold Good Friday services, in Jerusalem
Worshippers kneel at the Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Good Friday, amid eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-HOLY THURSDAY
RTXBVPYM
April 29, 2021
Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III performs the "Washing of the Feet" ceremony, amid...
Jerusalem, Israel
Washing of the Feet ceremony during Holy Thursday in Jerusalem
Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III performs the "Washing of the Feet" ceremony, amid eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, April 29, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-PALM SUNDAY
RTXBS1NP
April 25, 2021
Orthodox Christian worshippers holding palm fronds walk during Palm Sunday, marking the start of Holy...
Jerusalem, Israel
Orthodox Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem launches Holy Week for Eastern churches
Orthodox Christian worshippers holding palm fronds walk during Palm Sunday, marking the start of Holy Week that ends on Easter Sunday, amid the eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Jerusalem's Old City April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
RELIGION-EASTER/GEORGIA
RTXBXMEE
May 01, 2021
A worshipper attends the Orthodox Easter service at Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi, Georgia...
Tbilisi, Georgia
Worshippers attend the Orthodox Easter service in Tbilisi
A worshipper attends the Orthodox Easter service at Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi, Georgia May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-PALM SUNDAY
RTXBRZJ2
April 25, 2021
An Orthodox Christian worshipper holds her phone during a Palm Sunday procession, marking the start of...
Jerusalem, Israel
Orthodox Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem launches Holy Week for eastern churches
An Orthodox Christian worshipper holds her phone during a Palm Sunday procession, marking the start of Holy Week that ends on Easter Sunday, amid eased coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, at the Ethiopian section in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
RELIGION-EASTER/TURKEY
RTXBXRF5
May 02, 2021
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gives Easter eggs to an Ukrainian girl during the Orthodox Easter...
Istanbul, Turkey
Orthodox Easter in Istanbul
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gives Easter eggs to an Ukrainian girl during the Orthodox Easter Service with limited attendance as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Pool
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-HOLY FIRE
RTXBX39O
May 01, 2021
An Orthodox Christian worshipper holds a candle during the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus...
Jerusalem, Israel
Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
An Orthodox Christian worshipper holds a candle during the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
RELIGION-EASTER/BULGARIA
RTXBYM0A
May 03, 2021
Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking Easter near Bachkovo monastery,...
Bachkovo Monastery, Bulgaria
Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking Easter near Bachkovo monastery...
Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking Easter near Bachkovo monastery, Bulgaria, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
RELIGION-EASTER/GEORGIA
RTXBXMKP
May 01, 2021
Worshippers walk with candles around Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition during the Orthodox Easter service...
Tbilisi, Georgia
Worshippers attend the Orthodox Easter service in Tbilisi
Worshippers walk with candles around Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition during the Orthodox Easter service in Tbilisi, Georgia May 1, 2021. Picture taken May 1, 2021. Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze
RELIGION-EASTER/TURKEY
RTXBXJ12
May 02, 2021
A boy holds a candle as he attends an Easter Resurrection Service with limited attendance as part of...
Istanbul, Turkey
Orthodox Easter service in Istanbul
A boy holds a candle as he attends an Easter Resurrection Service with limited attendance as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey early May 2, 2021. Erdem Sahin/Pool via REUTERS
RELIGION-EASTER/TURKEY
RTXBXRU4
May 02, 2021
A Belarusian faithful prays during the Orthodox Easter Service led by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew...
Istanbul, Turkey
Orthodox Easter in Istanbul
A Belarusian faithful prays during the Orthodox Easter Service led by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I with limited attendance as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Pool
RELIGION-EASTER/GEORGIA
RTXBXMFR
May 02, 2021
A worshipper attends the Orthodox Easter service at Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi, Georgia...
Tbilisi, Georgia
Worshippers attend the Orthodox Easter service in Tbilisi
A worshipper attends the Orthodox Easter service at Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition in Tbilisi, Georgia May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze
EASTER SERVICE-NORTH MACEDONIA/
RTXBXGAO
May 01, 2021
People attend Orthodox Easter service at St. John the Baptist Monastery after Macedonia's lift of the...
Debar, North Macedonia
People attend Orthodox Easter service at St. John the Baptist Monastery near Debar
People attend Orthodox Easter service at St. John the Baptist Monastery after Macedonia's lift of the COVID-19 curfew for the Easter holiday, near Debar, North Macedonia May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
RELIGION-EASTER/TURKEY
RTXBXR9J
May 02, 2021
An empty upper floor of the church is seen as Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I leads the Orthodox Easter...
Istanbul, Turkey
Orthodox Easter in Istanbul
An empty upper floor of the church is seen as Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I leads the Orthodox Easter Service with limited attendance as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Pool
ETHIOPIA-TOURISM/LALIBELA
RTXBXL4T
May 01, 2021
An Ethiopian Orthodox Priest reads a Bible during the Easter Eve celebration at the St. Mary Rock-Hewn...
Lalibela, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims attend the Easter Eve celebration at the St. Mary Rock-Hewn church in Lalibela...
An Ethiopian Orthodox Priest reads a Bible during the Easter Eve celebration at the St. Mary Rock-Hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, May 1, 2021. Picture taken May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
RELIGION-EASTER/TURKEY
RTXBXRR4
May 02, 2021
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I leads the Orthodox Easter Service with limited attendance as part...
Istanbul, Turkey
Orthodox Easter in Istanbul
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I leads the Orthodox Easter Service with limited attendance as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Pool
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-HOLY FIRE
RTXBX0IH
May 01, 2021
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...
Jerusalem, Israel
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem...
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
RELIGION-EASTER/RUSSIA
RTXBXRC3
May 02, 2021
A priest sprinkles holy water on cakes and eggs during the Orthodox Easter celebrations at a military...
NOVOCHERKASSK, Russia
A priest sprinkles holy water on cakes and eggs during the Orthodox Easter celebrations at a military...
A priest sprinkles holy water on cakes and eggs during the Orthodox Easter celebrations at a military unit in the city of Novocherkassk in Rostov Region, Russia May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov
RELIGION-EASTER/UKRAINE
RTXBXOJ9
May 01, 2021
A believer prays during the Orthodox Easter service in the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in the rebel-controlled...
Donetsk, Ukraine
Believers attend the Orthodox Easter service in Donetsk
A believer prays during the Orthodox Easter service in the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine May 1, 2021. Picture taken May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
RELIGION-EASTER/RUSSIA
RTXBX2KT
May 01, 2021
People wait for their food to be blessed on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the Joseph-Volokolamsk monastery...
VOLOKOLAMSK, Russia
People wait for their food to be blessed on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the Joseph-Volokolamsk monastery...
People wait for their food to be blessed on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the Joseph-Volokolamsk monastery in Moscow region, Russia May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
ETHIOPIA-TOURISM/LALIBELA
RTXBXL8P
May 01, 2021
Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims attend the Easter Eve celebration at the St. Mary Rock-Hewn church in Lalibela,...
Lalibela, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims attend the Easter Eve celebration at the St. Mary Rock-Hewn church in Lalibela...
Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims attend the Easter Eve celebration at the St. Mary Rock-Hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, May 1, 2021. Picture taken May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
ETHIOPIA-TOURISM/LALIBELA
RTXBXL63
May 01, 2021
Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims attend the Easter Eve celebration at the St. Mary Rock-Hewn church in Lalibela,...
Lalibela, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims attend the Easter Eve celebration at the St. Mary Rock-Hewn church in Lalibela...
Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims attend the Easter Eve celebration at the St. Mary Rock-Hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, May 1, 2021. Picture taken May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
RELIGION-EASTER/TURKEY
RTXBXJ11
May 01, 2021
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I leads the Easter Resurrection Service with limited attendance as part...
Istanbul, Turkey
Orthodox Easter service in Istanbul
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I leads the Easter Resurrection Service with limited attendance as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey early May 2, 2021. Erdem Sahin/Pool via REUTERS
EASTER SERVICE-NORTH MACEDONIA/
RTXBXGAJ
May 01, 2021
People attend Orthodox Easter service at St. John the Baptist Monastery after Macedonia's lift of the...
Debar, North Macedonia
People attend Orthodox Easter service at St. John the Baptist Monastery near Debar
People attend Orthodox Easter service at St. John the Baptist Monastery after Macedonia's lift of the COVID-19 curfew for the Easter holiday, near Debar, North Macedonia May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
RELIGION-EASTER/GREECE
RTXBXAPD
May 01, 2021
Fireworks explode over the Parthenon temple to celebrate the Greek Orthodox Easter, amid the coronavirus...
Athens, Greece
Fireworks explode over the Parthenon temple to celebrate the Greek Orthodox Easter, amid the coronavirus...
Fireworks explode over the Parthenon temple to celebrate the Greek Orthodox Easter, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Athens, Greece, May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-HOLY FIRE
RTXBX39M
May 01, 2021
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions...
Jerusalem, Israel
Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
Orthodox Christian worshippers attend the Holy Fire ceremony amid eased coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-HOLY FIRE
RTXBX1JE
May 01, 2021
People celebrate upon the arrival of the Holy Fire, near the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, in...
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
Holy Fire ceremony in Bethlehem
People celebrate upon the arrival of the Holy Fire, near the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-GOOD FRIDAY
RTXBWM3D
April 30, 2021
A reverend leads the Good Friday prayer session at the Biftu Bole Mekane Yesus Lutheran church amid the...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
A reverend leads the Good Friday prayer session at the Biftu Bole Mekane Yesus Lutheran church amid the...
A reverend leads the Good Friday prayer session at the Biftu Bole Mekane Yesus Lutheran church amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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