Dear friends! The More Than Belgrade team wishes Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating tomorrow! We wish you a blessed Christmas Eve and wonderful moments with your families!
Merry Christmas! Celebrate in Belgrade!
Most of the Serbian people belong to Orthodox Christianity. One important difference is the day of the Christmas celebration. As a result, while most of the “Western” world celebrates Christmas on December 25th, in Serbia and some other Orthodox countries, people celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Thus, in the next couple of days, we will tell you more about our Christmas traditions and the reason for that difference. Today, we want to tell you how to celebrate Christmas tomorrow if you are in Belgrade or Serbia.
Serbia is indeed a very diverse country and we are happily celebrating holidays with our neighbors. Belgrade has several Catholic churches, and all of them will organize the Christmas mass.
Archbishop of Belgrade, Msgr. Stanislav Hočevar, will be leading the Christmas mass tonight, at 21:00, in the Church of Christ the King. Tomorrow, he will be leading the mass at 10:30, at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua. Additionally, he will be leading the mass at 18:00, in the Church of Christ the King.
Generally, in the Church of Christ the King, the regular mass is also held in English, Slovenian, and Spanish (and sometimes, other languages as well). To be sure about the details and schedule, we advise you to visit the church at their location, in street Krunska 23, Belgrade.
Unfortunately, due to current circumstances, there might be some limitations in regards to the number of people allowed on mass and in closed spaces. The schedule can also change without notice. We strongly recommend you to celebrate Christmas and Christmas Eve at home, with your families. We all have high hopes that soon, we will be able to live with fewer restrictions, especially when it comes to tourism.
General Christmas mass schedule
The following Catholic churches will be holding the Christmas mass in Belgrade tonight:
- Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary in Belgrade, at 17.00 and 20:00
- Church of Christ the King, at 18.00 and 21:00
- Church of St. Anthony of Padua, at 18.00 and 22:00
- Church of St. Peter, at 18.00, 21:00, and 22:00 (in English)
- Church of St. Joseph the Worker, at 21.00 and 00:00
- Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, at 21:00
Moreover, they will wish you a merry Christmas tomorrow according to the following schedule:
- Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary in Belgrade, at 09:00 and 17.00
- Church of Christ the King, at 08:00, 10:00, 11:30 (in English) and 18.00
- Church of St. Anthony of Padua, at 10:30 and 18:00
- Church of St. Peter, at 09.00 (in English), 10:00, and 18:00
- Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, at 07:00, 10:00 and 17:00
- Church of St. Joseph the Worker, at 10:00
In the next couple of days, we will have more specific information and updates regarding the New Year celebration in Belgrade and other Serbian cities. We know that they will not be as big and lavish as in previous years, but Belgrade is the city that never sleeps! If the Government relaxes the measures, then there will be more options for celebration. Hence, we will inform you soon about the best places for celebration. In short, follow our news section to be the first to find out the best places to start your journey into 2021.
Whether you decide to celebrate in church or at home, we wish you a Merry Christmas! Enjoy your holidays!