Had a wonderful time with the orthodox priests at Halgøya Lutheran Church in Norway on Sunday July 1st.
We startet with a short service in the church and then joined in the liturgy with the priests at the graves of the East-Europeans who fled Russland etter 1917 and fled to China and other places but came as fugitives to Norway in 1954.
See article her in Norwegian: https://www.nrk.no/ho/25-russiske-flyktninger-endte-sine-dager-pa-fredelige-helgoya-1.12433582
After the service we joined for food and drinks. The priests served fresh dates and a special course made of wheat, symbolising the death and resurrection of Christ who spoke of the wheat dying before it it is brought to life again. The congregation served a chocholate cake, coffe, tea and fruit juice.
I had my sketchbook with me and sketched this picture during the liturgy and then colored it with water colours when I got home.