While most people celebrated Easter last Sunday, Eastern Orthodox celebrate it this coming Sunday. Don't ask me why it's different - I have an inkling of an idea, but I don't really know enough to give a decent explanation. But this week at our church is chock full of really beautiful services. Beginning with the celebration of the resurrection of Lazarus (a sort of mini Easter) we move through the holy week celebrating the procession of Christ into Jerusalem, the washing of Jesus' feet, betrayal of Judas, the crucifixion, burial, and, of course, the resurrection. It is a very beautiful, dark, sorrowful, and, in the end, joyful and victorious time.
I found this great site with many of the icons seen in churches during this week, and also this recording of one of my favorite hymns from Holy Week:http://byztex.blogspot.com/2012/04/hymn-of-kassiani.html?m=1http://byztex.blogspot.com/2012/04/hymn-of-kassiani.html?m=1