Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Patron Saint's day of members of Anti-terrorist unit in Lipovica

On May 7, 2011 the Patron's feast day of the St. George the Great Martyr was celebrated in the base of Anti-terrorist unit (PTJ) in Lipovica near Barajevo.   

Metropolitan Nikolaj consecrates foundations of the church of St. Varnava

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.  

Direct broadcast of Divine Liturgy from Osnabrück

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

Bishop Jovan serves on the foundations of ancient Christian church on remains of Doclea

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  

Priesthood of Novi Sad extend their Easter greetings to Bishop Irinej

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.

Easter in Zagreb

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. 

Easter reception for children at the White Palace

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.