Believers of the Osnabrica parish celebrated the Holy Archangel Michael, the glory of the chapel in close by Lingen, a small city in northern Germany. Believers fastidiously guard their sanctuary and collect in prayer in massive numbers through the years. The holy liturgy was served on the day of the vacation by the competent parish priest, Archpriest-Staurophore of Osnabrica Marinko Rajak. On account of pandemic measures, about twenty parishioners attended the liturgy this yr.
Fantastic celebration flags had been ready by the godfathers of the celebration, Miloš and Mirjana from Papenburg. Dmitar and Marija Aklev from the city of Rhine took over the godfathership.
Proto Marinko Rajak described probably the most solemn act of glory with the phrases:
– After the intercessory prayer, we minimize the slav cake and consecrated the slav wheat in a stupendous environment of non secular love and honest belonging to God.
Pastor Marinko cordially thanked the godparents and all of the parishioners who got here to the celebration and emphasised that church life in Lingen goes easily even if solely a dozen of our households dwell in that city.
Within the foyer of the chapel, the godparents organized a small feast.
The Chapel of the Holy Archangel Michael is the oldest Serbian place of worship within the territory of Germany. The parish has existed since 1957, and was based by emigrants who remained on this space after the Second World Struggle and first used the locations of worship of different church buildings for spiritual functions, after which rented and rearranged a small constructing.
The Serbs principally labored on arranging the chapel
Feeling a powerful want for his or her worship, the Orthodox believers of Lingen: Serbs, Russians, Ukrainians, Greeks joined forces to lease and redecorate a small constructing. A tower and a bell tower had been added, an iconostasis was put in, the inside was renovated, a room with a bathroom was added, so to talk, a chapel was constructed. Serbs had the biggest share in all affairs, and so they at all times had their very own clergyman. On the finish of the final century, the constructing was bought with funds from voluntary contributions and is owned by the Serbian Orthodox Church. The chapel is a part of the Osnabrica parish.