In preparation for the feast

In preparation for the great feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord this coming Thursday, a great feast day particularly in the city of Trebinje in Hercegovina where it is the Slava of the city and the cathedral church (photos from last year, here), the diocesan bishop, Bishop Grigorije, has organized a cleaning of the main town square. As you can see in the photo above, the bishop himself rolled up his sleeves and is scraping gum off the ground. More photos from the clean up here.

2 thoughts on “In preparation for the feast

  1. If you look at the photos from last year’s celebration, towards the bottom, you’ll see that there is a procession through town. Not sure where they go but I’m assuming they stop at the square.

  2. What is the purpose of cleaning the town square? I can understand the church and surrounding grounds, but elsewhere? I’m sure it has to do with my ignorance of the culture. 🙂

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