Above: Lay minister Ray Albright and the Rev. David Else nail sins to a wooden cross at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Downtown, during Good Friday services there.
Christians around the world are marking Easter weekend, the three days that commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ as recorded in the New Testament.
Churches in the Western and Orthodox traditions calculate holy days using different calendars, but this year, both are celebrating Easter Sunday at the same time --- a relatively rare event that will not happen again until 2025.
Carol Frazier's blog, Mon Valley Happenings, tracks local church news and services. A listing of Mon-Yough area church services is available there.
Editor's Note: The editor of Tube City Almanac is a parishioner at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and a member of its governing board, the vestry. However, opinions expressed at Tube City Almanac do not reflect those of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, its vestry, or the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Originally published April 14, 2017.