So you are also Christian? Which part of the empire are you from?
Yes; I am from here in the West. How about yourself?
Interesting. I actually have some friends from the East, and we are about to attend mass. Would you like to join?
Sure! Tell me about yourself while we walk.
Well, I actually always wanted to be a priest. However, at this time the qualifications for priests were becoming stricter. I had previously suffered from a leg injury after serving in the army, so I could not serve in the clergy.
Interesting; I didn't know requirements for priests were so strict. Well, here we are.
Yes. Now, I must warn you that reconciliation here is much different than in the East. It is usually done in front of the other attendees, and only for serious sins.
*whispering* There are actually a lot of differences between mass here and in the East of the Roman Empire.
You know, in the East there are usually curtains separating the sanctuary and congregation. The veneration of the saints seems to be becoming more popular in both sides of the empire. Anyways, thanks for showing me around today!