Serbian Orthodox Church
A certified piece of relics of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, was solemnly welcomed at the Indianapolis International Airport by around 50 Orthodox Christians from Central Indiana on Wednesday, September 12 (25), 2013. Six priests, two deacons and faithful from most of Central Indiana's 14 Orthodox Christian churches, with a big cross, church flags and processional fans came with awe and excitement to receive a great gift and blessing from Reverend Nikolay Miletkov, parish priest of All Saints of North America Church of the Diocese of South, Orthodox Church in America.
After a loving and pious veneration of the relics, short prayer service and procession to the cars at the exit of the airport, the gathered group drove to Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the relics would permanently stay. Joined by at least 50 other faithful in the beautifully adorned church with numberless flowers, they continued with Akathist service to the Pillar of Orthodoxy. In a wonderful, heavenly ambient, people of all colors, heritages and customs prostrated themselves with love, joy and thanksgiving before the Rule of Faith, Image of Humility and Protector of the Poor, Inflicted and Travelers.
The feast day of Saint Alexander Nevsky was solemnly celebrated with Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church devoted to the great Russian saint in Belgrade
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana served the Holy Hierchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the clergy of Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac. The service was attended by Dr. Mileta Radojevic, director of the Office for Cooperation with traditional Churches and religious communities. The Bishop cut the slava cake with this year's hosts of the slava, Mr. Dejan and Mrs. Dejana Doder. After that the agape lunch followed.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the church of Holy Prophet Elijah in Gornje Zabrdje began on Saturday, 7 September 2013
His Grace Bishop Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla served vigil service with the concelebration of the local priests. His Grace Bishop held a sermon in which he said that our ancestors built churches not only for themselves, but also for future generations.
On the feast day of the Beheading of St. John the Prophet, Baptist and Forunner, with the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Ulpiana served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of Saint John at the Central cemetary. Clergy of this holy church concelebrated.
Parishioners of the Cathedral church of Holy Great Martyr George in Novi Sad, led by their Bishop, prayerfully celebrated the feast day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist
The celebration of the feast day began with solemn feast's vigil service which was celebrated by protopresbyter Stanimir Popovic. Guests of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa were Metropolitan Seraphim of Zimbabwe and Angola (Patriarchate of Alexandria), Bishop Elijah of Philomelyon (Albanian Orthodox Church) as well as representatives of the Anglican Church, who are in Novi Sad due to the conference.