We drive into Slovenia on Friday, April 14th (Good Friday) and depart Monday, April 17th for Venice. We are staying in Ljubljana and taking day trips, but would like to attend a service on Easter Sunday. Does anyone have a recommendation for an Easter service that might be given in English? We're not opposed to attending a service given in Slovene...but would we be totally lost? Also, will the city (and surrounding areas) be open for business as usual on Easter Sunday and Monday? Trying to make the most of our 4ish days.
I don't have a specific resppnse but rather a general one- If you're Roman Catholic, the order of the mass is the same--it's just the language that's different. You'll know what they're doing and where they are in the service even if you don't understand the homily. An early Happy Easter to you! :)
Thank you for the information! However, we are not Roman Catholic...so further in the dark I suppose.
Dejan probably has better info, but if you Google "English church service Ljubljana" you'll get some hits. Whether any will help on Easter Sunday, I do not know.
The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), a Catholic order, has Sunday service in English in the Church of St. Joseph on Ulica Janeza Pavla II. Websites disagree on whether it is at 10am (the website in the link) or 11am (the official tourist website and another church website) so I recommend you walk to the church on Friday or Saturday and check for yourself. It's about 5 minutes on foot to the east of the Central Market, just outside the historical center.
Easter Sunday and Monday are national holidays so expect some closures. Shops will work on limited schedules or will be closed altogether. Cafes and restaurants will mostly remain open. Some museums may be closed but otherwise the main sights will remain open as local day-trippers visit popular places like Bled or Piran.
Acraven and Dejan, thank you so much! Super helpful information, exactly what I was looking for!