Eparchial (Diocesan) News
His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabrobosna on Thursday, Bright week, on April 28, consecrated the foundations of the church in construction in Vranjes, municipality of East New Sarajevo, which will be devoted to St. Varnava of Hvosno the Confessor.
Following the consecration of the church, Metropolitan served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of eight priests and one deacon of Metropolitanate of Dabrobosna.
On Sunday, May 8 2011, it will be solemnly marked 70 years of the first Divine Liturgy in Osnabrück which was served on St. George's Day, May 6 1941, by protopresbyter Milan Jovanovic in officers' prison camp in Osnabrück.
His Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Europe will serve on this occasion on St. Mark's Day, May 8, at 9am the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. George the Great Martyr and the Victor in Osnabrück (Wersener Straße 85, 49090 Osnabrück-Eversburg). The second channel of the German television (ZDF) will broadcast directly this solemn service of God from 9.30 till 10.15am.
Source: Diocese of Middle Europe
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Doclea and heugomen of Ostrog monastery served on St. Thomas Sunday with the priesthood the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on remains of ancient Doclea near Podgorica.
Despite the cloudy weather and occasional rain many believers from Podgorica and Danilovgrad came to the Liturgy.
After the Liturgy and the sermon a Christian table of love was prepared along with songs and sounds of fiddles.
Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral
In Bishop's Palace in Novi Sad, on the Eve of the Feast day of all feast days, the Pascha of the Lord, on April 23, 2011 protopresbyter Ranko Gunjic extended on behalf of his brethren, Novi Sad's priests, Easter greetings to His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa.
The most joyous Christian feast day of the Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ was solemnly celebrated in all churches of our Metropolitanate. His Eminence Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana served the Easter morning service and the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of our Lord in Zagreb with the concelebration of Zagreb's priesthood.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II Crown Princess Katherine and Prince Philip organized traditional Easter reception during the day at the White Palace for over a thousand children without parental care, Roma children and children with disabilities.