Nativity of the Theotokos Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The thing with going to Church while you are abroad is that you can’t always know if there is a Service taking place or at what time it starts. So, I was at the church at 8 o’clock but the service begun at 10!

Something intriguing is that one of the priests, at some point, came out of the sanctuary and stood at the one side of the church. He was standing still one meter in front of me. “Why is this happening?” I said to myself when I received a tap in the back and an old man made a sign to me to move forward. I just made a step on the side and he went to confess for something like 30 seconds. There were more than 20 people that confessed like this and then received the holy communion.

Something else that captured my attention was that there were no chairs at the central part of the church. Only at the walls but few people were sitting. The vast majority stood still for the whole Divine Liturgy!

 

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