Holy Friday Vespers - 04/14/17

Holy Friday Vespers commemorate the Crucifixion of Christ and burial in the Tomb.  An epitaphion or “winding sheet” (a cloth embroidered with the image of Christ prepared for burial) represents the body of Jesus wrapped in a burial shroud.  It is carried in procession to a low table (the tetrapod) in the center of the church which is decorated with many flowers and represents the Tomb of Christ.