• KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, prepares for the Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) service at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011. The lighting of incense is an ancient method of expressing reverence. The darkness of the church represents the time Jesus Christ spent in his tomb prior to his resurrection.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, prepares for the Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) service at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --  Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, leads a group of Coalition servicemembers and civilian contractors in prayer during an Eastern Orthodox observance of Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011. As Levine swings the censer it sends up plumes of smoke that represent the path of prayer rising.  The ceremony was an abridged version of a typical Eastern Orthodox service which can run up to eight hours in length. This ceremony began at 1130 p.m. and lasted until 245 a.m. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, leads a group of Coalition servicemembers and civilian contractors in prayer during an Eastern Orthodox observance of Easter or...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --  Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, presents the trikeri or triple candle, which represents the Holy Trinity, for the observers to light candles during an Eastern Orthodox Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) service at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, presents the trikeri or triple candle, which represents the Holy Trinity, for the observers to light candles during an Eastern...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --  Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, leads the observers from the church during an Eastern Orthodox Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) service at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011. The participants then marched in a procession around the church. Levine deployed to Afghanistan specifically to perform the services of the Holy Week. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, leads the observers from the church during an Eastern Orthodox Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) service at...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --  Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, leads a procession during an Easter Orthodox observance of Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chaplain (Capt.) Sean Levine, 117th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, leads a procession during an Easter Orthodox observance of Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) at Kandahar...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --  Coalition servicemembers and civilian contractors march in a procession during an Eastern Orthodox observance of Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover)  at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Coalition servicemembers and civilian contractors march in a procession during an Eastern Orthodox observance of Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --  Coalition servicemembers and civilian contractors re-enter a church during an Eastern Orthodox observance of Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Coalition servicemembers and civilian contractors re-enter a church during an Eastern Orthodox observance of Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011. (U.S...

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