Everything was Great other than the soap Box the Bishop stands on ..... Never cared for those ,,Thank God i haven't seen them in Serbian Churches so far... I've been to a Russian Church for Great and Holy Friday and Saturday and when the church was darkend they had a much larger Soap Box, than the one in the video, one can trip over the platform and brake a leg in the darkness i say those platforms can be hazardous for elderly and young alike
Wow, we agree again! FYI, I never have had much interaction with Serbs or Romanians as there are no churches in my part of New York that are Serbian or Romanian. But I have learned here that many of the customs and practices of the Carpatho-Russians/Rusyns/Ruthenians (call us what you want, but don't call us Russian!
are common to Serbs and Romanians. For years we have heard folks first from the Metropolia, now the OCA, lecture us that such things are not Orthodox but that they are Latin or western and should be purged. As I grow older and learned more, it was gratifying to know that was not necessarily the case and it was the fact that they were not Russian customs that actually bothered them. Anyway, I have observed over the years that all of us have learned that the wide diversity of local custom and practice within American orthodoxy doesn't divide us in Faith.
A beautiful video. Thanks for posting.