Eparchial (Diocesan) News
At the Raid Victims Quay in Novi Sad, on January 23, 2011 in the organization of the Orthodox Diocese of Backa and Jewish municipality of Novi Sad, a commemoration of the victims of this city who were killed by the Hungarian occupation forces on this day 69 years ago. The commemoration with the concelebration of Bishop Porfirije of Jegar and priests of Novi Sad, was served by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa.
New Year of the Lord was welcomed with a great joy in the Cathedral church of St. Basil the Great in Konjic, which was also the patron's feast day of this church. Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina served the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Radivoj Krulj, presbyter Branimir Borovcanin, presbyter Boris Colovic, presbyter Miodrag Vrtikapa, presbyter Milan Buzanin (head of this church) and deacon Milan Stanjevic. Lots of pious people attended the Liturgy.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served last night at 11,30 pm an act of thanksgiving at the beginning of New Year in the Memorial Cathedral of St. Sava on Vracar in a presence of many pious people who fulfilled the Cathedral and the Vracar plateau. The traditional fireworks marked the beginning of New Year 2011.