Eparchial (Diocesan) News
In the monastery of the Holy Protection of the Holy Theotokos in Sweden under the chairmanship of His Grace Bishop Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia from April 28-29, 2011 the regular session of the Diocesan council of the Diocese of Britain-Scandinavia was held. After the report of Bishop Dositej about the situation in the Diocese, the reports from many parishes from Great Britain, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Island were brought.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch on the day of celebration of Holy Evangelist and apostle Mark served the Divine Liturgy in Belgrade's church devoted to this apostle of God with the celebration of His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, fifteen priests and six deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
In Prizren the patron saint's day of the Cathedral church of St. George the Great martyr was solemnly celebrated. The Divine Liturgy was served by Bishop Marko of Bregalnica (Archbishopric of Ohrid) with the concelebration of Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, 15 presbyters and 3 deacons. Among priests there were archimandrite Partenios, the longtime friend and benefactor of the Serbian people, as well as protopresbyter Marinos, the chaplain of the Greek contingent of the KFOR. In the Liturgy circa 400 belivers took part, mostly the refugees from Prizren, who came on the patron's feast day of St. George from all parts of Serbia bearing icons as gifts to the church in which they were baptized and married.
On the feast day of saint, celebrated Great martyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George, the patron of the city of Sombor, on May 6, 2011, the Divine Liturgy was served in the church of St. George.
On May 7, 2011 the Patron's feast day of the St. George the Great Martyr was celebrated in the base of Anti-terrorist unit (PTJ) in Lipovica near Barajevo.
His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabrobosna on Thursday, Bright week, on April 28, consecrated the foundations of the church in construction in Vranjes, municipality of East New Sarajevo, which will be devoted to St. Varnava of Hvosno the Confessor.
Following the consecration of the church, Metropolitan served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of eight priests and one deacon of Metropolitanate of Dabrobosna.