We remember Christ upon a Cross on Good Friday
photo by Molly Sabourin, used under the creative commons license.
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Later, Fr. Gary came out with a Shroud with the Image of Christ on it. Carrying it above his head, he walked to the center of the Nave and placed the Shroud with the Image of Christ on it on a table. The Altar Server handed Fr. Gary a clear plastic cover which he placed over the Shroud. Then he placed the Gospel Book on the top of the Shroud. (I think Dc. Alexander was holding it but I'm not sure.) So, there Christ lay, buried in the Tomb and the Faithful (and inquirers like me) wait.
Christ in the tomb
photo taken at my parish
by Amanda Tesla
After the service, I drove to my protestant parish and waited to pick up my pastor. Yes, Pastor Del said he'd go with me in the evening to the Matins with Lamentations! It was around 5pm when Vespers ended so I had time to grab a bite to eat and I took a nap in the car while I waited for Pastor Del to meet me.
More about that in my next post.