Orthodox Christians in Serbia celebrate Easter

Belgrade, Serbia, 15. April 2012.- The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), its clergy and believers are celebrating Easter in temples across the country and abroad this Sunday.

The most important Christian holiday is marked with midnight liturgies, and will continue with more services in the morning.

The resurrection of Christ – described as the greatest joy of the Christian world – will be announced with readings from the Bible and prayers. The midnight liturgy served tonight in St. Sava’s Temple in Belgrade was broadcast live by the state television RTS.

In his Easter message – which is being read in all churches as part of Easter liturgy – Patriarch Irinej called on fellow Orthodox Serbs to constantly pray for the their sisters and brothers in Kosovo and Metohija.

Photographs by: Nemanja Jovanović and Saša Čolić

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