On the feast day of the Holy Archdeacon and Protomartyr Stephen, January 9, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Shumadia visited the hospital "Despot Stefan Visoki" in Smederevska Palanka. On that occasion Bishop with the priesthood consecrated the land, laid the cornerstone and the Holy Cross for the new church within the premises of the aforementioned hospital.
After long 16 years the Christmas Liturgy was served in Serbian for our Serbian people living, working and studying in Athens. Thanks to the Archdiocese of Athens and Very Reverend Archimandrite Seraphim Dimitrios liturgy was served in the chapel of St. Nektarios at the church of St. Marina, the municipality of Ano Iliupoli (the fraternal municipality with the municipality of Novi Sad).
The ultimate goal of this combined program of International Orthodox Christian Charities-IOCC and with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Irinej, the Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand, is to contribute to the process of reconciliation and stabilization in Kosovo and Metohija, and to foster an environment that creates sustainable opportunities for improved livelihoods and economic development of the targeted areas. To achieve the program's ultimate goal, IOCC, Inc. will provide support and assistance to the Visoki Dečani and Patriarchate of Peć monasteries in Kosovo and Metohija.
Today's feast day of the 20,000 Holy Martyrs of Nicomedia was officially celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Vavedenje Monastery on Senjak in Belgrade. The Holy Hierarhal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno. During the Holy Liturgy, Bishop presented the hagiography of the holiday, which formed a message to the people how to live in Christ and with Christ, as did all our ancestors.
On the feast day of the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos on January 8, 2010 His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic Niksic served with the priesthood the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Djurdjevi Stupovi monastery near Berane.After the end of the liturgy, Bishop gave a sermon to the gathered people, where he especially referred to the graceful gifts that we received from our intercessor before the Lord The Most Holy Virgin Mary.
Source: Diocese of Budimlje and Niksic