Blessing the graves

In this beautifully tended cemetery in Whitworth, Lancashire, there are several graves of Ukrainian families. Many of them worked in the local mills when they came to Great Britain as refugees after the second world war.P1020136

It’s traditional in the Ukrainian Orthodox church to bless the graves in the period after Easter and here is Otets Bohdan Matwijczuk carrying out the blessing.P1020139

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One thought on “Blessing the graves

  1. kindadukish says:

    Nice photos sir, I think you have done Bohdan proud.

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