Happy Orthodox Easter!


Hristos Voskrese! Vaistinu Voskrese!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

It’s a glorious, sunny Easter Sunday in Sydney.

Church of the Saint Apostles: Christ from the Deisis (13th century)

Church of the Saint Apostles, one of the four churches of the Patriarchate of Pec Monastery, near the city of Pec, in Kosovo and Metohija. Built in the 13th century, it became the residence of Serbian Patriarchs in the 14th century. It is now a World Heritage Site.

“Endowments in Kosovo” – The cover of the book published to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo in 1389. Kosovo and Metohija is the historical and spiritual heartland of the Serbian people. The word “metohija” means “land of monasteries”. The photo depicts the Gracanica Monastery, the endowment of the Serbian King Stefan Milutin, built in 1321. It is now on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

From the book “Endowments in Kosovo” – This map shows the more important churches and monasteries in the “land of monasteries”, built from the 13th to the 20th century. Those marked red and blue are in ruins,  destroyed mainly by the Ottomans. Many more, not shown on this map, have been destroyed  or damaged in recent history during the Kosovo war.

Onion-dyed Easter eggs – Flowers would have been more appropriate according to custom, but I couldn’t find any nice stickers. I rather like these pretty butterflies, appropriate symbols of a new and happy life.  Anyway, I’m ready for the egg-cracking contest! 🙂

Happy Orthodox Easter! ❤

Copyright© 2019 Irina Dimitric

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Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL: http://irinadim.com
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5 Responses to Happy Orthodox Easter!

  1. BallesWorld says:

    Happy Orthodox Easter 🐣🐇🐞🐰🐥

  2. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour IRINAS
    Le joli mai a pointé son nez depuis quelques jours

    Mai est si gai d’habitude que les fleurs s’en amusent
    Le muguet en premier, il sourit par son parfum
    Lui le lilas rit aux éclats

    Mai est un mois ivres des senteurs, de liberté
    Les oiseaux sifflent à cœur joie
    Le joli mois de mai joue avec le soleil
    fait bondir et danser les enfants
    Le mois de mai réveille le printemps qui dormait
    c’est la fête des prairies, des parcs, des arbres
    des sous bois, ou se cache muguet dans ses feuilles vertes

    Mais MAI chez moi nous a réservé une surprise la semaine dernière
    Les toits , champs , arbres ce sont retrouvés sous une couche de neige

    Gros bisous
    Belle journée , bonne semaine

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