Byzantine Basics, Pascha, Royal Doors -

What's Different?

What's different in this picture? Can you see it?
That's right, the Royal Doors are open! Why? The Royal Doors are opened at Pascha and remain open during Bright Week to represent Christ's empty tomb. It's a way to show us that something is different, something has changed, and that change is so great the Royal Doors remain open. Isn't the church great in all the symbols she gives us?

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