Philadelphia, PA – The smell of incense and glowing candles welcomed you as you entered Holy Friday Services at St. George Greek Orthodox cathedral yesterday. On Great and Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross. This is the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and died for our sins.
Father Ambrose Bitziadis-Bowers led his congregation during the services and then around the Old city neighborhood with parishioners following. The Epitafios was carried by members of the community and was placed outside the church for all to pass under when it returned.