Serbian Orthodox Church
The tradiitonal St. Peter's Day Fest also this year was organized at the Black River (Crna Reka) monastery. Gathered around the reliquary of Saint Peter of Korise, around two hundred believers from all parts of Serbia prayerfully attended the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy which was led by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of seven priests.
Bishop Milutin of Valjevo served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the feast of St. Peter in the monastery of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Ribnica near Mionica. The head of the Ribnica monastery, abbot Nikodim (Bogosavljevic), archimandrite Danilo (Jokic), protodeacon Pribislav Simic (retired professor of the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade) and the priesthood of the Episcopal Deanery of Kolubara concelebrated.
The feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul was solemnly celebrated in the Diocese of Vranje. In all churches Divine Liturgies were served, and especially festive was in churches and monasteries devoted to these saints. The most festive was in Bujanovac at the church devoted to these saints, as well as at the monastery of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Dubnica (it is the monastery from the 15th century).
His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac served on the feast of St. Peter, July 12, 2012 the Divine Liturgy in the church of Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles in the village of Milici in Bela Krajina (Slovenija). On this occasion the 100th anniversary of this church was marked.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch with the priesthood of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac served yesterday on July 15, 2012 the Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Nicholas in Zemun. After the liturgical gathering His Holiness informed about the works on the restoration of this oldest Zemun's church.
On the church slava, the feast of Sts. Kosmas and Damian, Bishop Jovan of Sumadija in picturesque Sumadian's village of Sipic served the Divine Liturgy.
The spiritual joy of this gathering was enhanced by 120th anniversary of the foundation of the parish of Sipic.