Today, on January 18, 2010, on the fast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Royal hours and after that the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Vavedenje Monastery in Belgrade.
At the end of the Liturgy Bishop performed the rite of Blessing of Waters.
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Archbishop of Cetinje , Locum tenens of the throne of the Serbian patriarchs, served on January 16, 2010 a Holy service of God at the church of St. Nicholas in Kotor, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of its construction and the 100th anniversary of its restoration.
"Our thoughts and prayers are now with the people of Haiti," said Archbishop Demetrios who immediately issued an encyclical calling upon the faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to pray for the safety, health and well being of all the people of Haiti and in particular the Greek Orthodox faithful there.
On Sunday, January 10, 2010, on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers and the day we commemorate the Holy 20,000 Maryrs of Nicomedia, His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America made an archpastoral visit to the parish of St. John the Baptist in the state of Colorado. This visit was made all the more festive and significant since His Grace, the bishop, was greeted by the faithful from two Orthodox parishes, St. John's and St. Herman of Alaska (OCA).
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Archbishop of Cetinje , Locum tenens of the throne of the Serbian patriarchs, served with the priests at midnight in front of the church of St. George under Gorica in Podgorica a fervent prayer for the new summer of the goodness of the Lord.
On the day when the Serbian Orthodox Church celebrated three holidays - Circumcision of our Lord, New Year and Saint Basil the Great, January 14, 2010, the Cathedral Church in Belgrade dedicated its traditional New Year's Concert at the National Theater to the memory of Patriarch Pavle of Serbia of blessed repose.