The carrying out of the shroud of our Lord at Vespers on Great Friday is one of the most touching rites of all the services of the Russian Orthodox Church.

At the Mount of Olives Convent of the Ascension of the Lord, while singing the hymn “Noble Joseph”, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky) brought out the holy shroud together with Fr. Abbot Jonah (Galishnikov) and Protodeacon Vyacheslav Batalsky. The choir chanted special hymns that sound only on this holy day under the direction of the nun Ioanna.

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