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Church Of Ascension, Belgrade: 3 reviews and 5 photos

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When, in 1403, Despot Stefan Lazarevic gave Belgrade the status of capital city, in the honor of renewal and prosperity, the city chose Ascension Day to be its "Slava" (see my The feast of the Patron Saint page).
Under the pressure of many enemies and great social changes, the celebration of the City feast has been occasionally interrupted, but also renewed, having thus endured the hardest value test - the test of time.
Tthe official Slava (Feast of Patron Saint) of Belgrade became the Assumption of God ? Spasovdan. Spasovdan is a floating holiday that takes place on Thursday, forty days after Easter (by Gregorian calendar). On that day, a religious procession starts from the Church of assumption, which was built as the town church in 1863. The procession passes through Nemanja?s (Nemanjina) Street, through the Street of King Milan (Kralja Milana) to drinking fountain on Terazije, which serves as the Testament, then through the Street of Duke Mihailo (Knez Mihailova Street), King Peter (Kralja Petra) Street to Cathedral (Saborna) Church. From there, the procession passes through Pop Lukina (Priest Luka?s) Street, Brankova (Branko?s) Street and by the Green Garland (Zeleni Venac) Market, through the Narodnog Fronta (National Front) Street and back to the Church of Assumption, where the circle symbolically ends.

Address: 19, Admirala Geprata Street, Belgrade

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  • Updated Jun 10, 2004
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