Serbian Orthodox Church
On Wednesday, Thursday March 1, 2012, the Stauropegic laura of the Patriarchate of Pec was visited by the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters Commander, Lieutenant General Marco Bertolini. General Bertolini visited the Office of the Committee for Kosovo and Metohija, and from there, accompanied by Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, vicar of Serbian Patriarch Irinej, went to the complex of churches of the Mother of all Serbian churches. From there he visited the guesthouse where he met mother Fevronija, heugomene of the monastery .
The first Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts during the Easter Lent was served at the Monastery of Klisina on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Hrizostom of Bihac-Petrovac who was concelebrated by local priests.
On Sunday, February 26 2012, in the Serbian Hall at Montrose rd. in Niagara Falls, a donor lunch for the continuation of works on the construction of the church of Saint Petka in Sjenicak in Kordun was held. With their presence and contributions, the present expressed their unity and desire to help this holy work, by showing that love and harmony would build this holy church.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts in the monastery of Rakovica, while Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno and Bishop Andrej of Remesiana served in Belgrade's church of Saint Mark and the small church of Saint Sava on Vracar respectively.
On Wednesday on the first week of the Lent His Grace Bishop Dr Jovan of Nis in small Cathedral church of Nis served the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts. His Grace was concelebrated by the priesthood of the Cathedral church. Bishop read at the Great vesper service the Great canon of St. Andrew of Crete.
The St. Elijah Church in Warren, Ohio hosted the first Lenten Vespers on the eve of Great Lent, Sunday, February 26, 2012, Forgiveness, or Cheesefare Sunday. Serving were V. Rev. Stavrophor Janko Rajlich, dean of the Cleveland Deanery, V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragan Filipovic, V. Rev. Dragomir Tuba, Protonamesnik Milovan Katanic and host priest Rev. Dragan Goronjic.