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Happy Easter

I attended an easter service at the Perchersk Lavra monastery, where people crowded in as best they could into two adjacent churches to participate in the all-night mass. (Masses for the masses?) An overflow crowd filled the square outside.

Two priests stand at attention in the Church of the Assumption (Uspensky Cathedral) at the start of an Eastern Orthodox Easter service, shortly before midnight on April 7, 2007.

That many people, lit candles and flammable Easter baskets all crammed into one building struck me as a bad idea, but apparently no one else minded.

A priest splashes holy water over the crowd on Easter morning as Ukrainians crowd into the Church of the Assumption (Uspensky Cathedral)

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