Serbian Orthodox Church
On Sunday of St. Thomas, April 22, 2012 Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Koper with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Toma Cirkovic and presbyter Srdjan Spasojevic, parish priests of Koper. Metropolitan Jovan spoked of Holy Apostle Thomas and the Resurrection of the Lord to the present faithful people.
On the occasion of the Serbian Armed Forces Day on April 23, 2012, the day when the Second Serbian Uprising began, the 4th Training Center of the Serbian Army organized the celebration in the military barracks "Duke Zivojin Misic" in Valjevo. This celebration besides other invitees was also attended by His Grace Bishop Milutin .
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.