Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Patron Saint-day of the Municipality of Zemun

On September 27, 2020, the City Municipality of Zemun marked its Patron Saint-day, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, which was officiated by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the Church of the Saint Nicholas of Myrra.

Archpriest staurophore Bozo Bakajlic, archpriest Drasko Tepavac, priests Vladimir Prazic and Andjelko Doder, archdeacon Stevan Rapajic, deacons Dragan Tanasijevic and Radomir Marinkovic concelebrated to the Patriarch. On that occasion, His Holiness the Patriarch ordained Mr. Vladimir Pekic a deacon.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Subotica

New workers in the Vineyard of the Lord. - Order of St. Sava to Gojko Radic and Mr. Zoran Arsic.

To a great joy of the faithful people of Subotica, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Ascension church in Subotica on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross is celebrated each year on September 14. The Feast commemorates the finding of the True Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by Saint Helen, the mother of the Emperor Constantine.

In the twentieth year of his reign (326), the Emperor Constantine sent his mother Saint Helen to Jerusalem to venerate the holy places and to find the site of the Holy Sepulchre and of the Cross. Relying upon the oral tradition of the faithful, Saint Helen found the precious Cross together with the crosses of the two thieves crucified with our Lord. However, Helen had no way of determining which was the Cross of Christ.

The feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God at Cajnice

The Church of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God in Cajnice, in which the miraculous icon of the Most Holy Mother of God “the Cajnice Krasnica” is being kept, solemnly and magnificently celebrated its saint patron feast-day.

In the year of the Lord's mercy, in 2020,  His Eminence Metropolitan of Dabar-Bosnia Hrisostom came to Cajnice on this great feast-day for the first time to celebrate the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. Archpriests staurophores Momir Vasiljevic and Andrej Hughes from the USA (Patriarchate of Antioch), archpriest Nikola Kovac, archpriest Ljubomir Prijovic, priests Damjan Radovic and Milos Janjic, as well as deacons Budimir Gardovic and Vjekoslav Jovanovic concelebrated.

Consecrated church at Dugo Polje

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, His Grace Ilarion, Bishop of Timok, together with archimandrite Kozma (Radovic), archpriest Aleksa Simeunovic, archpriest Dejan Milivojevic and Priest Nemanja Tobic, consecrated the Church of the Ascension of the Lord at Dugo Polje.

In addition to many faithful people, the consecration of the church was attended by Mr. Miodrag Nikolic, President of the Municipality of Sokobanja, Mr. Vladimir Milovanovic, Deputy Mayor, and Mr. Vladan Petkovic, President of the Municipal Assembly of Sokobanja. The whole event was enhanced by chanting of the members of the Zajecar choir at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God.