Armenian Orthodox clergymen hold candles at the Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be the burial place of Jesus Christ.
Holy Fire forms part of the Orthodox Easter, with the fire representing Christ's resurrection.
Orthodox Bishop Theophylaktos hands out more holy light to Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem.
In Moscow, Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II releases a dove at Christ the Saviour Cathedral to mark Annunciation Day.
Also in Moscow, an Orthodox priest blesses cakes and eggs.
In St Petersburg, Orthodox worshippers hold up more eggs and cakes for blessing.
And more eggs - this time giant ones for the celebrations in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.