A festive celebration of Epiphany in the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and Municipality of Cukarica will commence with the Divine Liturgies at churches of St. George and St. Petka on Cukarica at 8.30 am. At the church of St. Petka His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, the Locum tenens of the Patriarchate throne, will serve with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Mitrofan of Eastern America and Atanasije of Hvosno.
Formal cross processions will start from the both churches around 10.45 and they will merge together before Ada Ciganlija, where an act of Blessing of Waters will be performed with lowering of the Precious Cross into the water. Following this there will be a traditional Epiphany Cross swimming competition for the Cross.
Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and all Japan consecrated a Church of Epiphany of Our Lord in Nagoya in Japan. Believers from many countries have donated the money needed for its construction since 1980. An 11-metre high Suzdal-style snow-white building was erected in a matter of six months. In Japan, there are about 60 Orthodox churches but the overwhelming majority are tiny "house" parishes. There are few churches as those in Nagoya.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Holy Hierarchal liturgy on the feast day of Hiero-confessor Dositej of Zagreb and Vavedenje, at the church of Vavedenje monastery on Senjak in Belgrade. A large number of the faithful gathered today at the Holy Liturgy to prayerfully celebrate St. Hiero-confessor, whose relics rest in peace in the nave of the church of this monastery.
With the Archpastoral Blessings of Diocesan Bishop, His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN, a number of clergy of the Eastern American Diocese came to St. Sava Camp- Shadeland, the location of the Monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God, for the Second Annual Clergy Gathering.
His Grace, Bishop Maxim traveled to Portland, Oregon to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with the parishioners of the St. Stephen Archdeacon Church on Saturday, January 9, 2010.