Come with us to the Eastern Easter in Lemberg!


Lemberg/Lwów/Lviv is always beautiful, but especially beautiful during the Eastern Easter, which is also a veritable festival in the multi-ethnic city. During these three days, the Greek Catholic, Orthodox and Armenian believers commemorate with solemn ceremonies the death and resurrection of Christ in the churches and outside them, on the streets and squares, and in the ancient Rusyn wooden churches in the open air museum. In río Wang it has slowly become a tradition to launch a weekend tour to Lemberg during the Eastern Easter, and so we do again this year as well, between 10 and 13 April (Friday-Monday), that is, one week after the Catholic Easter.

In our tour, we will stroll the streets of the old town of Lemberg, the Armenian and the Jewish quarter, the Art Nouveau neighborhoods, the surviving parts of the Jewish suburb, and we will also visit the open air museum on a forest-covered hillside not far from the center, where at this time they hold traditional Easter ceremonies in the wooden churches and in front of them. I will indicate the dates of the most beautiful ceremonies of the various confessions. The participation in them is, of course, optional, just like in the peak of the feast, the Orthodox Resurrection Mass on Easter Saturday night. On the way to Lemberg we will visit the Baroque town of Drohobycz, the birthplace of Bruno Schulz, and on the way back we will stop on the Verecke Pass, to look around from the peak of the Carpathians. Participation fee (travel by bus from Budapest + one bed in a two-bed room, with breakfast + guided tour): 280 euro. A first deadline (just to see whether there will be enough participants to launch the tour, and to start to book the rapidly dwindling accommodations): 18 March, Wednesday, at wang@studiolum.com.

Here you can read the summary and contents of our earlier post about Lemberg.

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Nikolai Rerikh: Easter, 1934