Serbian Orthodox Church
On 21 September 2013 when our Holy Church commemorates the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, the feast was prayerfully celebrated in the Diocese of Backa.
Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Strmica celebrated hundred years of its existence
On the feast day of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God the church patronal feast day in Strmica. This year the church celebrates centennial since the construction and consecration. Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia served the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy with the concelebration of local priests and monks of the diocese of Dalmatia and Bihac-Petrovac. After the Holy Liturgy, blessing the slava wheat, cutting the slava cake and the procession around the holy church, a cultural and art program was held. Bishop Fotije talked on this occasion about the feast day, preservation of the faith and identity of the Serbian people in Dalmatia, and thanked all who had helped and still help the restoration of the sanctities of Strmica.
Sremska Mitrovica: acquiring rights of the free practice of religion
In the ancient city of Sirmium, today’s Sremska Mitrovica, 17 centuries since acquiring rights of free practice of religion was commemorated. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, along with Their Graces Bishops: Vasilije of Srem, Irinej of Backa and Lukijan of Osek-Polje, celebrated the Divine Hierarchal Liturgy. The clergy of the Diocese of Srem and the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac concelebrated.
Church of the Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun, which is among the oldest churches of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac celebrated its Patron feast-day.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana held the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of eight presbyters and two deacons.