Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church of Rockford, Illinois festively
celebrated its 10th anniversary. The weekend's events were highlighted
by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by host hierarch Bishop
Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, and visiting hierarch His
Grace Bishop Justin of Timok, Serbia. The hierarchs were assisted by V.
Rev. Lazar Kostur and parish priest, Fr. Branislav Koncarevic,
Protodeacon Milovan Gogic and Protodeacon Pavle Starcevic.
Uknown persons in the night between September 13 and 14, 2009 broke into the church of the Saint Greatmartyr Procopius in Visoko. According to the parish priest presbyter Marko Malesh of Kakanj, who serves also the parish of Visoko, in the church the whole inventory was ransacked, but nothing is missing, since the icons and other worthy stuff were moved because of frequent burglaries in the church.
With the archpastoral blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan +Christopher, liturgical festivities at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral began with Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM The Divine Liturgy was served by special guest hierarch, His Grace Bishop Dr. +Maxim of Western America, assisted by cathedral clergy, Fr Darko Spasojevic, cathedral dean, Fr. Radovan Jakovljevic, Fr. Vasilije Vranic, Fr. Dennis Pavichevich, retired parish priest of Holy Resurrection and former dean, and Deacon Damjan Bozic.
The first day of school for St. Sava Academy students was a very eventful one. The day began with students meeting their teachers in their respective classrooms. Afterward, the students, staff and parents walked over to the Cathedral for a special prayer and blessing to mark the start of the new school year.
President of Serbia Boris Tadic have visited today on September 14, 2009, a side chapel of St Luke of Simferopol at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade, where he did the reverence to the icon with the relics of St Luke, the great Russian archbishop, doctor, painter and confessor; brought from Russia, as a gift and a blessing of Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia.
Liturgical and prayer meeting on September 13, 2009 celebrating 700 years of Monastery of Tresija on Kosmaj14. September 2009 - 15:26
Seven centuries marked by the Crucifixion of Christ and Resurrection of Christ, three significant jubilees - seven centuries since the building, three hundred years since the first restoration and seventy years since beginning of the last restoration of Holy Archangelic monastery of Tresije were celebrated by the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy served by Bishop Jovan of Shumadija with the concelebration of Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan and heugemon of the monastery of Dechani.