Eparchial (Diocesan) News
Saint John Chrysostom – the Name day of Archbishop John and Patron Saint's Day of Stavropegial monastery in Bitola30. November 2010 - 20:37
With the blessing of His Beautitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan, in a Stavropegial monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Bitola, a all night vigil service was served on the occasion of the Patron Saint's Day of the monastery and the name day of His Beatitude.
On Thursday, November 25, 2010, in afternoon hours president of Croatia Mr. Ivo Josipovic and president of Serbia Mr. Boris Tadic visited a monastery of Krupa. The main goal of their visit is a visit to a treasury of the monastery, to which very valuable icons of the Italo-Cretan school from 16th and 17th century have been brought back recently.
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija received in the monastery of Kalenic in an official visit His Excellency Alexander Vasilyevich Konuzin, the Ambdassador of the Russian Federation in Serbia.
Presidents of Serbia and Croatia Mr. Boris Tadic and Mr. Ivo Josipovic visited on November 25, 2010 a municipality of Krnjak. They were welcomed by Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, expressing in his speech the septuagennial of crimes in Jadovno which will be marked next year. On this occasion Bishop Gerasim called the presidents to visit the Jadovno camp on the day of the anniversary, June 25, 2011, which president of Serbia Boris Tadic accepted it, expressing that in that camp his grandfather was killed.
The feast day of Holy King Stefan Dechanski - a donator's Patron Saint's Dat of the Laura of Dechani was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy served by Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic with the concelebration of Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and more than thirty priests.