easter in belgrade

Men stand to the right

Women stand to the left.

Bowing and crossing themselves.

The clacking sound of the klepalo replacing the bells during this time of sadness and reflection.

The priest strides back and forth swinging incense among the faithful.

The soft susurration of the priests chanting, haunting and contemplative.

The icons look down.

The people bow down, looking for hope and peace?

And in homes across Serbia, eggs boiled, dyed.

Some will be eaten this coming Sunday.

Some to watch over the home for the coming year.

Good Friday on belgradestreets.

orthodox easter 001

orthodox easter 002

orthodox easter 003

orthodox easter 004

orthodox easter 005

2 thoughts on “easter in belgrade

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.