Eparchial (Diocesan) News
A pan-Orthodox clergy retreat was held, December 6–8, 2011 at the St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center in Dunlap, California (near Fresno). Present at the retreat, together with 60 priests, were the following hierarchs of various Orthodox jurisdictions of California: Metropolitan Gerasimos (Greek Orthodox Church), Bishop Maxim (Serbian Orthodox Church), and Bishop Benjamin (Orthodox Church in America). Bishop Joseph (Antiochian Orthodox Church) and Archbishop Kyrill (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad) were absent.
The retreat, presented by Protopresbyter A. Kalivas, Professor emeritus of Liturgics at the Holy Cross Seminary, MA, was on the liturgical themes.
Source: Western American Diocese
His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro adnd the Littoral Amfilohije, the administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American of the Serbian Patriarchate, met on November 15, 2011 in Resistencia, the seat of Province of Chaco, with its Governor Mr. Jorge Milton Capitanich, originating from Banjani, a very influental political figure in Argentina.
Pupils of the 38th class (2nd grade) visited last weekend monasteries of Fruska Gora Velika Remeta and Jazak, toured Novi Sad and the Vrdnik spa.
On Saturday, September 10, 2011, on the Eve of the feast day of the Beheading of St. John the Forerunner and the Baptist, pious citizens of Jagodina led by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and their priesthood went in an formal procession from the Old Church in Jagodina to the monastery of Josanice on the occasion of the slava of monastery chapel of the Synaxis of All Serbian Saints.