Eparchial (Diocesan) News
In Bishop's Palace in Novi Sad, on the Eve of the Feast day of all feast days, the Pascha of the Lord, on April 23, 2011 protopresbyter Ranko Gunjic extended on behalf of his brethren, Novi Sad's priests, Easter greetings to His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa.
The most joyous Christian feast day of the Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ was solemnly celebrated in all churches of our Metropolitanate. His Eminence Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana served the Easter morning service and the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of our Lord in Zagreb with the concelebration of Zagreb's priesthood.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II Crown Princess Katherine and Prince Philip organized traditional Easter reception during the day at the White Palace for over a thousand children without parental care, Roma children and children with disabilities.
On Lazarus Saturday and on Palm Sunday, April 16 and 17 2011, at Tvrdos Monastery, retired Bishop Atanasije (Jevtic) served the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of hieromonk Dimitrije, presbyter Drazen Tupanjanin, hierodeacon Porfirije with great help of children of Tvrdos. After which sermons were held by the Bishop.
Source: Diocese of Zahumlje-Herzegovina
The Eve of the feast of Palm Sunday was festively celebrated at Gracanica Monastery where lots of believers and children gathered. After he blessed willow branches and handed out little bells to children, Bishop Teodosije along with faithful people went in a solemn procession around the Monastery's church.
Next day on the feast of Palm Sunday Bishop Teodosije served the Divine Liturgy in Banjska Monastery.
Source: Diocese of Raska-Prizren
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was awarded on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in a Great hall of Matica Srpska in Novi Sad the Captain Misa Anastasijevic award.