Eparchial (Diocesan) News
In monastery Celije on April 7, 2011 formally and in a great spiritual joy was celebrated the feast day of the Annunciation of the Mother of God. Each year in a Holy family of Celije a great number of Orthodox believers is gathered from our local Church and from other Orthodox sisterly Churches. Therefore this year also in the Liturgical celebration of this beautiful holiday lots of believers participated, not just from nearby Valjevo but also from Podgorica, Belgrade, Zemun, Sid, Trebinje and other places around Serbia and other Serbian lands. The great joy for all the attendees was a presence of believers and priests from Slovakia.
On the day of Saint Martyrs Agapius, Alexander, Nikander and others suffered along with them, His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovci consecrated the cross for the central dome of the church of St. George on Sushak in Rijeka.
Source: Diocese of Gornji Karlovci
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the church of St. Tryphon in Mali Mokri Lug.
During the formal vesper service, on April 2, 2011 in Cetinje Monastery His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral performed a tonsure of novice Konstantin Zivkovic giving him monastic name Jovan.
Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral
President of the Republik of Srpska, Mr. Milorad Dodik, as a part of his visit to Trebinje and the opening of manifestation Days of Wine, also visited monastery of Tvrdosh where he was welcomed by Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Bishop Atanasije, heugomen Sava and priests of the Diocese.
During his stay in Montenegro, President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Boris Tadic visired on March 16, 2011, the seat of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic.