On the feast day of the Synaxis of the St. John, the Prophet, the Forerunner and the Baptist at the Church of St. Greatmartyr George in Novi Sad, His Grace Irinej of Bachka served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje and Their Graces Bishops Pahomije of Vranje and Porfirije of Jegar.
On the feast of Epiphany, January 19, 2010 His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with priests at the Djurdjevi Stupovi monastery near Berane. During the service a great number of the faithful received the Sacrament, and afterwards there was the sanctifying of Epiphany water.
Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik and Tuzla served on the feast day of Sts. martyrs Theopemptus and Theona - Feast of Holy Cross, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of St. Greatmartyr Kyriaki in Brcko.
His Grace served with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Branko Djuric, protopresbyter Miodrag Tosic, protodeacon Slavoljub Milosevic and deacon Velibor Simic.
The feast day of Sinaxis of Saint John the Baptist - St. John's Day was formally celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Locum tenens of the Patriarchate throne, served the Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of seven priests and five deacons.
The upcoming Election Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, scheduled for January 22, is one of the central themes of our media scene. The Holy Synod states with satisfaction that one part of media deals with that issue seriously and responsibly, but notices with deep regret that an approach of great deal of media reporters and commentators is sensationalist, biased and partial, so they often use disinformation and obscure gossip, usually from anonymous sources, neither respecting the spiritual authority of the Church nor its late head. Also they do not care for the feelings and the dignity of our people, expressed at the send-off and the funeral of Patriarch.