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Russian Orthodox Clergy Vestments

Togas de estudio hekatiia: Great Schema monks of the Russian Orthodox Church, robed in full habit of the highest degree of Eastern monastic tradition.

Russian Orthodox Church

Petersburg, Russia: Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood built to on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March

Russian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church: Probably one of the wooden buildings built during the time when they were not allowed bells. The clergy or appointed party would walk around the churchyard clapping boards together to call the faithful to worship.

This is an antique blessing cross. It belongs to a Greek Orthodox cathedral in New Orleans, LA. The cathedral is the oldest Greek Orthodox church in the USA. The cross was given to them as a gift from a Russian Grand Duke back in the late 1800s and was instrumental in the starting up of one of the Mardi Gras krewes. Funny because I usually associated Mardi Gras with Roman Catholicism.

This is an antique blessing cross. It belongs to a Greek Orthodox cathedral in New Orleans, LA.