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Orthodox Easter arrives, with bells, chants and rose petals
A moment as mysterious as the sacred idea it celebrates – the crucified Christ's decent into Hades before his resurrection – arrived Saturday morning at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in a cascade of rose petals and a cacophony of bells, hands drumming on wood pews and a church elder chanting in his ancestral tongue.
By Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2013