Serbian Orthodox Church
On Saturday, May 5, 2012 the Orthodox Church prayerfully celebrated Saint Plato the Great Martyr, of Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka. Throughout the Banja Luka diocese Holy Liturgies were held, and the most solemn was in the court chapel of Holy Trinity in Banja Luka, where the relics of Holy Bishop Plato are buried. The Divine Liturgy was served by Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka and Bishop Dr Mitrophan of East America with the concelebration of eight priests and two deacons.
In Prizren the church slava was solemnly celebrated in Prizren yesterday in the church of St. George the Great Martyr. The joy of the festivity was even greater, because the feast of St. George was also slava of Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren who led the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of 14 priests and the choir of the Prizren seminarians. The Holy Liturgy was attended by many believers from all parts of Serbia and Montenegro, representatives of the municipality of Gracanica, KFOR, UNMIK and the Italian office in Pristina.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Church community in Bocholt, Hi Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Europe visited on Saturday, May 28 this West German city. At 18h His Grace Bishop served the Vigil service with the concelebration of local priests.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy in the church of St. Great Martyr George in Old Bezanija with the concelebration of many priests of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac. On this way Holy Great Martyr and Victory-bearer George was solemnly celebrated.
In the congress hall of the Hotel Center in Novi Sad, on Wednesday, May 3, 2012 an international conference began: The Edict of Milan (313-2013): Basis for freedom of religion and belief. Opening this conference, His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa welcomed all high representatives of European confessions and all participants.У
On the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers, April 29, 2012, St. George the Great and Victorious Martyr Serbian Orthodox Church in Schererville, Indiana celebrated its Patron Saint Day – Krsna Slava. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Prota Dobrivoje Milunovic, and the responses were beautifully sung by the Bishop Stefan Lastavica Choir and our St. George Children’s Choir. Kumovi for this year’s celebration were Mr. and Mrs. Milan and Melinda Radjenovich, our longtime active and honorable members. Having just celebrated the “feast of feasts”, the Resurrection of Christ, the holy house was packed on the Myrrhbearing Sunday with our faithful members and parishioners.