Local church celebrates Holy Week
JACKSON, Tenn.–Local church members are celebrating Holy Week. The congregation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church held a service Friday night to reenact the un-nailing of Christ from the cross. Church members took down the icon of Christ’s body from the cross and wrapped it in sheets. The event is a part of Holy Week which will conclude with a celebration of Christ’s resurrection.
Orthodox Easter is a week later than Western Easter this year. Afterwards, the congregation had a vigil and read psalms as well before Sunday’s Easter service.