October 14, 2009 - Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God - Slava of the New Gracanica Monastery. Together with the Serbian bishops from America, His Eminence Nikolaj - Metropolitan of Dabro-Bosna will also be serving. Divine Liturgy begins at 10am.
On the occasion of 75 years since the death of King Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic in Marseilles, at the Church of St George in Oplenac, on October 9, 2009, on the day of St John the Theologian , His Grace Bishop Jovan of Shumadija served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the memorial service with the concelebration of His Grace retired Bishop Nikolaj of Aljaska and many priests of the county of Oplenac. Prince Vladimir with his wife Brigite, Dragan Jovanovic, the president of Municipality of Topola as well as many children from the primary and high school Karadjordje and King Peter I from Topola.
At the monastery of Mileshevo this year there was a formal celebration of the founder's Patron Saint's Day - Holy King Vladislav. On this occasion on Tuesday, October 6 there was a feast vesper service and fervent prayer for the martyrs of Kosovo, after which there was a cultural and art program.
Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik and Tuzla consecrated on October 4, 2009 with the concelebration of Bishops: Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, Dositej of Great Britain and Scandinavia, Justin of Timok, Jovan of Shumadija, Atanasije of Hvosno, Porfirije of Jegar, Teodosije of Lipljan, many priests, monks, deacons and hierodeacons a newly renovated cathedral church of the Assumption of Holy Mother of God and an episcopal residence in Tuzla after which the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served.
"War in the name of religion is war against religion"
The true peacemakers of history not only struggled to reduce conflict among others, they also showed compassion toward people who persecuted them. In recent times, they have included Martin Luther King, Andrei Sakharov, Aung San Suu Kyi, Shimon Peres, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.
His Grace, Bishop Maxim and Fr. Fr. Nikola Todorovic from St. Stephen the Archdeacon in Milwaukie, Oregon visited the parish of St. John the Wonderworker on the occasion of the Great Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, the triumphal feast commemorating both St. Helena's finding of the Precious Cross on which Christ was crucified and the freedom of this Cross from captivity by the Persians.