Bus–Church in Russia – level 3

26-09-2018 15:00

A bus turned into a mobile church brings hop-on services to Christians living in remote villages in Russia’s Tatarstan Republic.

For many worshippers, a journey to the nearest church is simply too far, and that is why Father Andrei Streblov created a mobile version. He said that he used to travel with a tent, but bad weather made that difficult. Additionally, the bus is decked out with icons, an altar and spires – just like a regular church.

He travels once a week and the number of people there attending his services is increasing.

Difficult words: remote (far from a town), decked out (decorated, coved in), icon (a painting of Christ or a saint), altar (the table in a Christian church that is the most important location of the church), spire (a little tower on a church).

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