Eparchial (Diocesan) News
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.
On the day when our Holy Church celebrates Synaxis of Saint Michael the Archangel, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch led the Holy Hierarchal Lityrgy in Belgrade Cathedral Church with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia-New Zealand and priesthood of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
In the monastery of Crna reka a traditional monastic Patron Saint's Day - St. Michael the Archangel was formally celebrated. Last night a solemn vesper service was served by His Grace Bishop Teodosije along with a few abbots of the monastery, as well as local priesthood./photo gallery/