Serbian Orthodox Church
On the feast of Theophany, His Eminence Amfilohije,Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and a service of the Blessing of the Water at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica.
After the Liturgy at the Cathedral church, the Metropolitan blessed the waters under the ancient Nemanjic town, at the confluence of Ribnica into Moraca and in the presence of many believers from Podgorica, at noon. Following this, there was a traditional throwing of the Holy Cross into the water and swimming for it, in which 123 competitors participated.
On Saturday, January 10th, 2015, on the occasion of his archpastoral visit to the faithful in Oregon, His Grace Bishop Maxim traveled from Portland to Eugene to celebrate the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church. Traveling with him were Fr. Milan Unkovic and a number of the faithful of St. Stephen the Protomartyr and Archdeacon of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Portland. Also traveling with His Grace was the diocesan deacon, Deacon Zoran Aleksic. Together, they concelebrated with the clergy of St. John, Fr. Daniel Mackay and Deacon Stephen Dyer.
The feast day's Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint George in Belgrade on Banovo brdo was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch.
On the Sunday of the Holy God-bearing Fathers, January 11, 2015 His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America served the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Stephen the First Martyr and Archdeacon, on the occsion of the celeration of their church Slava. Con celebrating with the bishop were V. Rev. Predrag Bojovic, from the Seattle parish and the Episcopal dean of the Butte Deanery, Fr. Daniel Mackay from Eugene and the host priest Fr. Milan Unkovic. Also serving were the bishop's deacon, Deacon Zoran Aleksic and Deacon Stephen Dyer from Eugene.
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the faithful welcomed Prime Minister of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic in Monastery Gracanica and consecrated the monument to King Milutin on 14 January 2015.
Bishop Teodosije, along with Serbian political representatives from Kosovo and Metochia and more than a thousand of Serbs welcomed in Grachanica monastery Prime Minister Mr. Aleksandar Vucic accompanied by six government ministers. While visiting the Kosovo Pomoravlje region, Prime Minister Vucic opened a maternity in Pasjane.
Rev. Darko Spasojevic Elevated to the Rank of Protopresbyter
The community of faithful at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago festively celebrated the great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy served by His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, our diocesan hierarch.