- Title: YUGOSLAVIA: CHRISTIANS ATTEND ORTHODOX EASTER SERVICES.
- Date: 15th April 2001
- Summary: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA (APRIL 15, 2001) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV/TILT/MV: PAN DOWN BELGRADE MAIN CHURCH/ PEOPLE ENTERING CHURCH (2 SHOTS) 0.16 2. MV/CU/GV: PEOPLE LIGHTING CANDLES/ VARIOUS OF THE CHURCH INTERIOR (5 SHOTS) 0.47 3. CU/GV: CLOSE UP OF SERBIAN PATRIARCH PAVLE/ VARIOUS OF THE SERBIAN PATRIARCH DURING THE EASTER SERVICE (2 SHOTS) 0.59 4. MV: PEOPLE MAKING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS 1.04 5. VARIOUS: VARIOUS OF EASTER SERVICE/ PAN FROM SERVICE TO CHURCH CEILING (9 SHOTS) 2.47 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 30th April 2001 13:00
- Location: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA
- Country: Yugoslavia
- Reuters ID: LVA28PSZ1KN9KNIVK67H3PLZRVKQ
- Story Text: Crowds of the faithful have gathered at churches across
Belgrade to attend Orthodox Easter services.
The largest of the Yugoslav capital's Orthodox Easter
Sunday (April 15) services was conducted in the main church in
Belgrade by Serbian Patriarch Pavle.
Easter holidays are Serbia's most respected religious
event, traditionally celebrated with family gatherings and
Easter egg painting.
The religious ceremonies started on Friday and will end on
The Easter celebration was officially forbidden under the
communist reign of the former Socialist Yugoslavia. The ban
was lifted when the government of former Yugoslav president
Slobodan Milosevic began stirring up Serb national sentiment
Easter is now officially a non-working holiday.
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