In this small Ukrainian Orthodox church in Rochdale, Lancashire the Easter service on Friday was “the bringing out the shroud”. The priest is here walking round the altar several times carrying a symbolic shroud.
People take baskets of food including a traditional bread called paska, and decorated eggs.
There will be late night services in other churches to celebrate this important event in the Christian calendar.
This weekend Easter fell on the same dates for both Western and Eastern christians. In case you’re curious about why Easter dates vary so much here’s an explanation from the BBC web-site.
Photography note. I can’t use flash as the incense in the air creates a fine mist which the light bounces off so they have to be manual shots an sometimes a bit blurred.