Saint Vitus Day celebrated in Zagreb

The Saint Vitus Day was marked with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Transfuguration of the Lord in Zagreb which was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana.

Metropolitan Porfirije was concelebrated by priests and deacons of the Cathedral church, and Archimandrite Danilo (Ljubotina), with the blessing of the Metropolitan, held a sermon about this feast day.

Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac

Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac
Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac
Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac
Saint Vitus Day celebrated solemnly in Krusevac

On the Eve of Saint Vitus Day, when church Lazarica celebrates its founder and protector Saint Great martyr Prince Lazar, the solemn Vigil service was celebrated, after which the slava cake was cut on the occasion of the slava of the choir of Holy Prince Lazar. The Vigil service, which was celebrated by Bishop David of Krusevac with the clergy of the Diocese of Krusevac, was attended by lots of faithful people and clergy of the city of Krusevac.

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Bishop David of Krusevac.

The Consecration of Bishop Isihije of Mohacs

The Consecration of Bishop Isihije of Mohacs
The Consecration of Bishop Isihije of Mohacs
The Consecration of Bishop Isihije of Mohacs
The Consecration of Bishop Isihije of Mohacs

Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the Holy Sacrament of consecration of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) as  Bishop of Mohacs, Vicar Bishop of the Backa Diocesan Bishop Irinej, at the Cathedral chuch of Novi Sad on Sunday, 24 June 2018.

His Holiness was concelebrated by His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of Czech Lands and Slovakia, Bishop Andrew of Rososan-Ostrogon, Their Eminences Metropolitans: Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Michael of Prague; Their Graces Bishops: Lukijan of Budim, Nikanor of Banat, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Atanasije of Milesevo, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Marko of Bregalnica, Jovan of Slavonia, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Ilarion of Timok, Arsenije of Nis, Nikodim of Dalmatia; Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja, Antonije of Moravica, Kirilo of Buenos-Aires and Central America; Irinej of Backa; and Archimandrite Isihije, newly elected Bishop of Mohacs.

Proclamation of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) as Bishop of Mohacs, Vicar of Bishop of the Backa Diocese

Proclamation of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) as Bishop of Mohacs, Vicar of Bishop of the Backa Diocese
Proclamation of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) as Bishop of Mohacs, Vicar of Bishop of the Backa Diocese
Proclamation of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) as Bishop of Mohacs, Vicar of Bishop of the Backa Diocese
Proclamation of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) as Bishop of Mohacs, Vicar of Bishop of the Backa Diocese

On the eve of the Forth Sunday after Pentecost, ,  fullness of Holy Orthodox Churchtook place in the Cathedral church of Saint George in Novi Sad on  the 10/23th of June 2018. The occasion for this solemn gathering was proclamation of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) as Bishop of Mohacs.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the solemn rite of the proclamation with prayerful participation of His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of Czech Lands and Slovakia; Bishop Andrew of Rososan-Ostrogos, Their Eminences Metropolitans: Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Michael of Prague; Their Graces: Vasilije of Srem, Lukijan of Budim, Nikanor of Banat, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumaija, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Milutin of Valjevo, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Ilarion of Timok, Arsenije of Nis, Nikodim of Dalmatia, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja; Marko of Bregalnica, Antonije of Moravica, Irinej of Backa, retired Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla and Archimandrite Isihije, newly elected Bishop of Mohacs.

A Short Biography of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic), Bishop electus of Mohacs

Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) was born on November 3, 1965 in Moscow, from father Milutin and mother Jelena Rogic. He lived in Belgrade, but, due to his father's diplomatic service, spent most of his childhood and youth abroad. In addition to Moscow, he lived in Beijing in China, Rangoon in Burma, Khartoum in Sudan and in Washington DC, the United States.

He attended elementary and high school in English and Serbian. In 1985, he finished the Design High School in Belgrade and gained the title of a graphic art technician. In the period 1987-1991 he studied psychology at the University of Columbia in Washington (USA), and at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. He graduated theology at the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade in 2018.

At the very beginning of spiritual and material reconstruction of the Kovilj Monastery, n. Novi Sad, which was launched by present Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, father Ishije joined the Kovilj monastic brotherhood in 1991 as a novice, and some time later he received monastic tonsure by the hand of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa, on the feast-day of the Presentation of the Lord in 1995. The then Bishop Porfirije of Jegar and abbot of  Kovilj monastery ordained him as hierodeacon on July 18, 1999, and a week later he was ordained as hieromonk. The dignity of Archimandrite was bestowed on him on November 21, 2014, and, at the proposal of the Abbot and Brotherhood of Kovilj, he was appointed Principal of the Kovilj monastery.

Consecration and Enthronement of the Vicar Bishop Stefan

Consecration and Enthronement of the Vicar Bishop Stefan
Consecration and Enthronement of the Vicar Bishop Stefan
Consecration and Enthronement of the Vicar Bishop Stefan
Consecration and Enthronement of the Vicar Bishop Stefan

Bishop Stefan will bear title of Bishop of Remesiana – The rite of consecration was performed with the participation of a great number of hierarchs of the Srbian Church – President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik with the president of the National Assembly Nedeljko Cubrilovic, along with envoy of the President of Serbia Nikola Selakovic and Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic attending –The Divine Leiturgy was also attendied by the Belgrade nuntio Luciano Suriani and Archbishop Stanislav Hocevar

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the solemn rite of consecration of Elected and Proclaimed, Very Venerable Archimandrite Stefan (Saric), former Principal  of the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade, as Bishop of Remesiana,  who will be Vicar Bishop of Serbian Patriarch Irinej. The event took place  in the crypt of the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral in Vracar on the third Sunday after Pentecost, on the feast-day of Holy myrrh-bearers Marta and Maria, 17 June 2018.