Eparchial (Diocesan) News
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.
Proclamation of newly-elected Bishop Jovan (Culibrk) of Lipljan at Patriarchate of Pec - Saturday August 3, 20115. September 2011 - 11:44
Archimandrite Jovan (Culibrk) was born on April 16, 1965 in Zenica. He finished a high school and the grammar school in (Bosanska) Gradiska. He studied South-Slavic languages and literatures at the universities in Banja Luka and Zagreb, where he graduated at the Department for stylestics with a work on Milos Crnjanski for which he received the Branko Award of Matica Srpska in 1991 (today this work is within the book Black Sun, and a circle around it - Stvaranje, Podgorica, 2001 - it is being used at posdgraduate studies). He studied theology at Faculties of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade and Srbinje, where he graduated with a work on Nikon the Jerusalemite. He attended postgraduate studies on Jewish culture at the Yad Vashem Memorial and at the Jewish University in Jerusalem; he was the winner of the 2004 Golda Meir Award. He defended his master thesis at Dr David Bankier, the chief of the International Institute for holocaust research at Yad Vashem. He is preparing now a PhD thesis on the same subject together with Dr Yoav Gelber. He speaks English, Russian and Hebrew, also knows German, Greek and several Slavic languages.