Serbian Orthodox Church
His Grace Bishop Pahomije of Vranje attended a solemn signing of the Twinning Agreement between the town of Vranje and the town of Trikala (Greece), which was signed by mayors Mr. Miroljub Stojcic and Mr. Hristos Lapas, on March 19, 2012 in the great hall of the Town Hall of Vranje.
"Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master,
and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify."
The spiritual echo of these beautiful words resounded in the souls of the faithful people of God who gathered with their priests at the St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, around their Bishop to celebrate the third Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross. This beautiful prayerful celebration was, with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Longin, led by V. Rev. Stavrophor Nedeljko Lunich. Afterward the bishop, clergy and faithful people, making prostrations, venerated the Holy Cross.
The annual Clergy Confession and Seminar for the clergy of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America was held with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Maxim on March 13-14 at the cathedral in Alhambra.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was an official guest at the celebration organized on the occasion of the Military Academy Day - March 18th.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch receieved on March 20, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Knut Wollebeck, Ambassador for Human and Minority Rights at the OSCE mission in Belgrade.
The reception was attended by Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Atanasije of Hvosno.
On Sunday of the Life-giving Cross, in the church of Holy Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos in Dubrovnik, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Goran Spaic, the parish priest of Dubrovnik, protopresbyter-staurophor Radivoj Krulj, parish priest of Mostar and deacon Vladimir Vukanovic.