, thank you for much for the info, it's very interesting
; unfortunately, we don't know so much about life of our parishes in Brazil.
I think kissing the calyx and singing the Symbol of Faith and the Lord's Prayer, though, are Slavic customs that we do. I may be wrong.
Kissing - only Eastern Slavic (and I'm even not sure that Lemkos and other Rusyns do that), e.g in Serbia it's not present.
The Credo - among various Slavs actually both traditions - of singing and of reciting it - exist. Even there is a diversity in the Serbian Church (among parishes), in Polish too.
...there was atradtion of huge crosses in the middle of the church (as it's in Georgia)...
Interesting. Would you speak about this a little more, either here or in another thread?
Well, I've been just informed that it used to be; now in Polish churches, like among (other) Eastern Slavs, there are crosses of the Christ's crucifixion, with the Theotokos and st. John. And sometimes - depending on the parish - they're in the middle of the temple during the Great Lent (that's not correct, as crucifixion hasn't happenned before Good Friday plus Great Lent it's not about Christ's passion like it's in RC Church and Protestant ones), but some concious priests are struggling with this "tradition".
The "Georgian" crosses are different froom the crucifixion ones, as they present major feasts.
Similarly, in Serbian tradition, in the middle of the church there is a kind of round platform (it can be from stone or a material placed on the wood) and it's not only for bishop. And it's the same place like of these huge crosses, maybe it's a coincidence, and maybe not...