Serbian Orthodox Church
On the occasion of the Patron Saint's Day of the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla, His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla served on the feast day of Bright Friday the Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Great Martyr Marina in Colopek. His Grace Bishop Vasilije was concelebrated by priests of Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla.
His Grace Bishop Ignjatije of Branicevo consecrated today the foundations for the Annunciation church in the Smederevo fortress. This holy rite of the memory and the restoration of the old Orthodox church was attended by Mr. Predrag Markovic, Minister of Culture, Media and Information Society, Mr. Predrag Umicevic, President of the Smederevo municipality, Mrs. Jasna Avramovic, Deputy Mayor, Mr. Veroljub Jankovic, Director of Regional Bureau for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Smederevo and other representatives of the local authorities.
On Wednesday, April 25, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia completed his seven day visit to the Diocese of Canada.
After the services in the Monastery of Holy Transfiguration, the seat of the Diocese of Canada,on Bright Friday, then in Hamilton, the oldest Serbian colony in Ontario and in the greatest Serbian church in Canada, in Mississauga, Serbian Patriarch visited on Monday, April 23, 2012 , the parishes in Waterloo and Kitchener.
In the courtyard of the Cathedral church of St. Great Martyr George in Krusevac, at 1 Dositejeva str. the construction of the Episcopal court is under construction. Since the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church passed the decision of the creation of the Diocese of Krusevac on November 18, 2010, the need for the construction of the Episcopal court emerged.
On Bright Saturday, on April 21, 2012, the restored church of St. Stephen the Hierodeacon was consecrated in Sidney's suburb of Rooty Hill. The Holy Liturgy was served by Bishop Irinej of Australia-New Zealand, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America and Bishop Seraphim of Apolonia (Ecumenical Patriarchate), and lots of priests concelebrated, including also representatives of other Orthodox jurisdictions.