As the band and crowd entered the piazza, a group of people gathered on the Cathedral balcony where a flag with the image of St. Tryphon was set to be raised. A procession of Roman Catholic priests joined the crowd. We watched and listened as a young boy read a proclamation that ended the words, "Slava, Slava, Slava." This word signifies religious feasts in Serbia and Montenegro. After the boy finished his presentation, the flag was raised, lowered and raised again.
After the flag ceremony ended, the priests followed by the faithful, entered he Cathedral where the Bishop of Kotor officiated a ceremony in which St. Tryphon was venerated. The final part of the ceremony involved people kissing the container carrying the remains of St. Tryphon.
As you look at these images, examine the ground. There is no asphalt pavement and little or no concrete. The piazzas and alleys are constructed completely of cut stone.
It is important to note that Roman Catholics participated in the Orthodox celebration at Sveti Nikola while Orthodox Christians participated in the ceremony at the Roman Catholic cathedral. This is a long standing tradition of the area by which Orthodox Christians and Roman Catholics have lived in harmony.