Serbian Orthodox Church
Advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Marko Djuric with associates visited on July 19, 2012 the monastery of Gracanica, where he was welcomed by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren. After talks and a lunch with Bishop Teodosije, Mr. Djuric with associates had to visit the monastery of Decani. Unfortunately, the visit of the advisor to the President of the Republic was stopped by the intervention of the Kosovo police which although it had approved program of the visit, sent Mr. Djuric to the administrative crossing Merdare.
The Serbian Orthodox Church in Atlanta celebrated their Church Slava together with all parishioners and their parish priest Fr. Miladin Blagojevic with an added joy as this parish, as of June 28th, became the owner of new church property, which will be used for the construction of a new church. We owe special gratitude to His Grace Bishop Mitrophan, who visited us and who took part in the Vespers service on Saturday July 14th and officiated at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday July 15th. Other clergy in attendance were: V. Rev. Stevan Zeremba from St. Petersburg, V. Rev. Dragan Zaric from Charlotte, Rev. Dragoslav Kosic from Greensboro and Rev. Stanislav Kravljača from Jacksonville. They enriched the evening service on Saturday with their beautiful voices and made a wonderful atmosphere of spirituality and beauty of Orthodox worship. After the evening service, the dinner was served which followed with fellowship. Of particular note is that on Saturday the second annual St. Peter and Paul soccer tournament took place, organized by the soccer club, "Obilic" from Atlanta.
On Sunday, July 22, His Grace Bishop Konstantine of Middle Europe served the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Nürnberg on the occasion of the feast day of the Icon of the Three-Handed Theotokos of Hilandar. The Bishop was concelebrated by local Nürnberger priests.
On Sunday, 15th July 2012, the parish of St Sava Mona Vale, commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Liberation of Kosovo and Metohija (First Balkan War 1912-1913). At the St. Sava Pro-Cathedral the day began with the celebration of the Holy Liturgy by Very Rev. Stavrophor Fr. Saša Radoičić and deacons Nemanja Mrđenovic and Želimir Milović.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and in the presence of HIs Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana, vicar of Patriarch served the Divine Liturgy in Belgrade's Cathedral church on Sunday, July 22, 2012. At the end of the Liturgy a memorial service for the Grand Vožd of Serbia Karađorđe Petrović was served, on the occasion of the 195th anniversary of his martyr's death.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Patriarch served last week on July 22, 2012 the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy in St. Basil of Ostrog church in Belgrade's suburb of Banjica.