Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch yesterday came in a three-day visit to the Diocese of Milesevo. Serbian Patriarch at the entrance of the Diocese of Milesevo in Kokin Brod was solemnly welcomed by many priests and the faithfull people of this area led by His Grace Bishop Filaret of Milesevo.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the church of Holy Ascension of God and the Publishing Fund of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac organized a pilgrim journey to the monastery of Jasenovac, in the diocese of Slavonija, on September 13, 2011, on the day when the martyrs of Jasenovac are mentioned.
At the joint session of the Holy Synod of Bishops and the Committee for Kosovo and Metohija of the Holy Assembly of Bishops held in Belgrade on September 14-15 on the occasion of the newest events on the north of Kosovo, also one long-lasting decision was made regarding the activity of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo and Metohija.
Bearing in mind that Kosovo and Metohija demand an endeavor of the entire Church and the nation, it is decided to restore the office of the Committee for Kosovo and Metohija, which was previously led by current Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, and that it will from now on have its seat in the Patriarchate of Pec. Its task will be an organisation and documenting the work of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, as well as creating an archive and a library regarding Kosovo and Metohija and developments there in general.
Before maybe Perhaps before the decisive game for the placement on the European Championship against Italy's national team, the Serbian football team visited the St. Archangels Monastery of Kovilj in the Diocese of Backa.
In the period from September 26 until October 2, 2011 in Ohrid an international seminar on the holocaust research took place entitled The Diverse Survival Strategies of Jewish and Roma Communities in Macedonia: From Resistance to Memorialization. The coordinator of the Committee for Jasenovac of the Holy Assembly of Bishops Bishop Jovan Culibrk of Lipljan and associate of the Committee monk M.Sc. Pavle Kondic. The organisator of the seminar was the Institute for social and humanistic sciencies Euro-Balkan from Skopje in the cooperation with the International work group for the holocaust research and the program of the Ohrid Summer University (OSU).
Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla served on the feast day of St. Autonomos Holy Martyr, Odanija of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Ascension of the Most Holy Theotokos in Brcko.
His Grace was concelebrated by hierarchal deputy of Brcko protopresbyter-staurophor Slavko Maksimovic, protosyngellos Mihajlo (Tosic), protonamesniks Predrag Cirkovic and Vujadin Stanisic and protodeacon Zarko Mijatovic and Slavoljub Milosevic and deacon Velibor Simic.