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Orthodox Palm Sunday, London, 2023

Posted on by royvickery |

Orthodox churches which follow the eastern calendar celebrated Palm Sunday on 9 April in 2023, when the church of St Peter and St Paul, in Clapham, London Borough of Lambeth was visited for its 11 a.m. divine liturgy.

Palms, in the form of cuttings from immature eucalyptus, which were available from a table near the entrance to the church, were taken by most of the congregation, and similar palms decorated icons around the church. However, they did not seem to feature during the lengthy – over two hours – service.

Photographs © Carlos Bruzon.

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