Photo Gallery: Holy Week and Easter in Central New York, 2019

Here’s a few favorite photos from Holy Week observances and Easter celebrations in Episcopal churches all over Central New York. See lots more on Facebook (no account required).

Image above: On Saturday evening, many Episcopal congregations celebrate the Great Vigil of Easter, a service that begins in darkness with the lighting of a new fire representing the light of Christ. At St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ithaca, the Rev. Megan Castellan prepares to light the Christ Candle from the new fire as transitional deacon the Rev. Pat Kinney (center) and the Rev. Taylor Daynes look on. Photo by Libby Hedrick.

Grace Episcopal Church in Copenhagen continues their annual tradition of processing through their village, waving palms and led by a cross, on Palm Sunday. Photo by Nicole Ford.

Recalling Jesus’ washing the feet of his disciples, the Rev. Dr. Renee Tembeckjian washes the feet of members of the congregation at Maundy Thursday services at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. Photo by Sue Cenci.

Children draw close as the Rev. Paul Frolick retells the Easter story at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Liverpool. Photo by Sarah Alamond.

The Rev. Joell Szachara leads an interactive service for all ages on Easter Sunday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New Hartford. Here, the congregation makes paper crosses. Photo by Nancy Zumpano.

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