Serbian Orthodox Church
On the occasion of the feast day of Saint Nicholas, in the monastery of Tvrdos on the eve of the feast day, a vigil service was served. On the feast day Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Bishop Atanasije, abbot of Tvrdos Sava, abbot Mihajlo from Saint Michael the Archangel monastery form Prizren, archpriest Nikola Jankovic and other priests.
The feast of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra, the Saint Nicholas Day was solemnly celebrated with the Divine Liturgy held by Bishop Jovan of Ulpiana in the oldest church in Zemun.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Jovan o Ulpiana officiated the Divine Liturgy in Zemun’s church of Saint Nicholas.
About 800 kilometers north from Adelaide, in the state of South Australia, there is a unique monument, not only of Serbian but also of world culture and architecture. It is the church of Prophet Elijah, completely situated underground.
The Serbs who migrated to Coober Pedy, had a need for a spiritual, religious life. Our miners who were digging semi-precious stones, opal, dug one of the most beautiful pearls not only of the Serbian Orthodox, but also of the overall Christian culture. Since it is a desert area where temperatures reach above 40 degrees Celsius, our people found an unique and ingenious solution. They built a church underground, at the depth of 9 meters, 30 meters long. They have now a church, a church hall, a parish house and a church school – everything underground.
In the Devic monastery Founder’s Patron Saint-day was celebrated – Saint Joaniky of Devic the Wonderworker
Bishop Teodosy of Raska-Prizren celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of sixteen clergymen. Some 300 faithful attended the Liturgy coming from all areas of Kosovo and Metohija and from Belgrade and Montenegro as well. On behalf of the Government of Serbia Mr. Mirko Krlic, deputy director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, with his colleagues attended.