Good Friday for a Greek Orthodox church in Duluth
Twelve Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Duluth, MN held it's Good Friday service on Friday April 17, 2020. Vespers of the Unnailing and Lamentations are the two services held in the afternoon and evening. They normally would involve processions of acolytes, members of the congregation and children carrying holy icons and relics. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Father Timothy Sas and other orthodox churches around the country have been forced to adapt. Instead of a procession of people carrying the tomb of Christ and other relics around the outside of the church, Father Sas and an acolyte alone carried only the burial shroud around empty pews. Good Friday normally draws hundreds of people into the small church so having no one present is difficult for the priest.