Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Patriarch Irinej serves in the church of St. Basil on Banjica

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on Sunday, December 12, 2010 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Basil of Ostrog on Banjica. His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Divine Liturgy in the monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple (Vavedenje) on Senjak. 

The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos in Hilandar

On December 4/21, on a feast day of The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple , His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo, with a blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, went with brothers to the great Laura of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the monastery of Hilandar, in order to celebrate together with the abbot and the brotherhood of the monastery, the feast day of this Holy Family, and and in some miraculous way also the whole Mount Athos./photo gallery/

Saint John Chrysostom – the Name day of Archbishop John and Patron Saint's Day of Stavropegial monastery in Bitola

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.

Presidents of Serbia and Croatia visit monastery of Krka


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. 

Ambassador of Russia in a visit to Diocese of Sumadija

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 Croatia and Serbia in Diocese of Gornji Karlovac

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.