Ukrainians celebrate Easter in South Florida

  • Pastor Ivan Telebzda drives evil spirits out of the church by swinging kadilo during the Liturgy Remembering the Last Supper on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate in Copper City, Fla. ANDREW ULOZA / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Ulyana Romaniv holds a candle during the Liturgy Remembering the Last Supper on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate in Cooper City, Fla. ANDREW ULOZA / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Pastor Ivan Telebzda drives evil spirits out of the church by swinging kadilo during the Liturgy Remembering the Last Supper on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate in Cooper City, Fla. ANDREW ULOZA / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Liudmila Telebzda prays during the Liturgy Remembering the Last Supper on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate in Copper City, Fla. ANDREW ULOZA / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Valery Lavruk lights a candle for Iryna Maxfield and Halyna Yaremkevych (in the background) during the Liturgy Remembering the Last Supper on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate in Cooper City, Fla. ANDREW ULOZA / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Parishioners of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Miami burn candles during a veneration of the Easter shroud service on Good Friday. Emily Michot / Miami Herald Staff

  • Parishioners of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Miami have a veneration of the Easter shroud during a service on Good Friday led by priest Andriy Romankiv. Emily Michot / Miami Herald Staff

  • Parishioners of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Miami have a veneration of the Easter shroud during a service on Good Friday led by priest Andriy Romankiv. As the service ended the congregation walked around the church three times while the children dropped rose petals on the ground for the men, carrying the sacred shroud, to walk over. Emily Michot / Miami Herald Staff

  • Parishioners of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Miami have a veneration of the Easter shroud during a service on Good Friday led by priest Andriy Romankiv. Children (from L-R) Lexi Holman, 7, Rachel Wilk, 13, and Mila Wenglowski, 2, drop rose petals on the ground in front of men carrying the holy shroud as part of the traditional procession for the burial of Christ. Emily Michot / Miami Herald Staff

  • Traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs on display at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Miami. Emily Michot / Miami Herald Staff

  • Parishioners of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Miami hold a veneration of the Easter shroud during a service on Good Friday led by priest Andriy Romankiv. Emily Michot / Miami Herald Staff

  • Zoryana Dudaryk holds her son, Zachary, 3, at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Miami during their veneration of the Easter shroud during a service on Good Friday. Emily Michot / Miami Herald Staff

  • Big sister, Anya Wenglowskyj, 6, drops flower petals from her basket as her younger sister, Mila, 2, is helped with her flower petals by Rachel Wilk, 13. The children, parishioners of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Miami, led a procession of the shroud of Christ around the church three times as part of their Good Friday tradition. Emily Michot / Miami Herald Staff