Ascension of Our Lord - Patron Saint-day of the Serbian capital

The City of Belgrade marked its Patron Saint-day (slava) - Ascension of Our Lord with the Patriarchal Liturgy

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Ascension of Our Lord with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Vaja Jovic, archpriest Dejan Jakovljevic, presbyterс Predrag Timotijevic and Slavisa Popovic, protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon Bosko Savic on 28 May 2020.

Ascension of the Lord celebrated in Monastery Milesheva

The Monastery of Milesheva celebrated its church patron, the Ascension of the Lord, on 28 May 2020

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Milesheva officiated the Divine Liturgy in Pribojska Banja with concelebration of the principal of Saint Nicholas monastery Archimandrite Teofil, spiritual father of Milesheva Archimandrite Leontije, principal of the Holy Ascension Church at Seljani hieromonk Petar, hieromonk Sava from the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic, episcopal dean of Priboj protopresbyter-staurophor Dragan Vidakovic, parish of Priboj peotopresbyter-staurophor Ranko Milincic, episcopal dean of Prijepolje archpriest Igor Eric, presbyter Nikola Perkovic and deacon Ivan Savic.

Ascension of our Lord

The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on the fortieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter). Since the date of Pascha changes each year, the date of the Feast of the Ascension changes. The Feast is always celebrated on a Thursday. The Feast itself commemorates when, on the fortieth day after His Resurrection, Jesus led His disciples to the Mount of Olives, and after blessing them and asking them to wait for the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit, He ascended into heaven.

Patron Saint-day of the church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Jajinci

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to these Slavic saints in Jajinci, in Belgrade,  on 24 May 2020, on the feast day of Saints Equal-to-the Apostles Brothers Cyril and Methodius.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by archpriest Milan Lazarevic, presbyter Milan Stoiljkovic, protodeacon Damjan Bozic and deacon Dragan Tanasijevic, in a prayerful presence of protopresbyter-staurophor Dimitrije Kalezic and the faithful people. The host of the slava was Jovan and Maja Ralevic with their family. 

The memory of the flooded church in Drinjaca has not been faded out

 On May 24, 2020, His Grace Fotije, Bishop of Zvornik and Tuzla, officiated the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of the 115th anniversary of the consecration of the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius at Drinjača, which was flooded over during the construction of the hydroelectric power plant in 1955.

In the new church dedicated to the Holy Deacon Habakkuk, the Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Vidoje Lukić, Bishop’s dean in Zvornik, protopresbyter-staurophor Slavenko Tomić, parish priest in Zvornik, presbyter Mladen Pantić, parish priest in Medjaš-Trnjača, and protodeacon Slavoljub Milosevic.