Celebration of Christmas in Banja Luka
The feast day of the Nativity of the Lord and the Saviour Our Jesus Christ was solemnly celebrated also this year in all churches of the Diocese of Banjaluka. On this occasion, on Monday, January 6th on the Christmas Eve at the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. Many believers attended the service and after the Liturgy there was a solemn welcome of Yule logs. In the evening the great vespers was served by His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banjaluka with the concelebration of the clergy of the church.
After the service, the Bishop consecrated the Yule log, and sent a greeting to all believers, reminding them of the significance of the celebration of the Nativity of Christ for salvation and congratulated them this joyful holiday. Besides the believers in the church, the service was attended also by President of Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik and Vice-President of the Government of the Republic of Srpska Zeljka Cvijanovic.
On the feast day of the Nativity of Christ Bishop Jefrem of Banjaluka celebrated Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of the clergy of the Diocese of Banjaluka at midnight.