Serbian Orthodox Church
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.
On Sunday, February 26 His Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Europe served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Regensburg on the occasion of the parish slava, Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gushing. His Grace was concelebrated by local priests.
On Saturday, March 25, 2012 when the Serbian Orthodox Church celebrates prayerfully Saint Meletius of Antioch, His Eminence Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana served in the Lepavina monastery the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of archimandrites Gavrilo (Vuckovic), protopresbyter-staurophor Rasko Radovic, parish in Trieste, presbyter Radovan Dimitric, parish in Koprivnica and hierodeacon Vasilije (Srbljan).
A group of pilgrims from the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic led by Bishop Joanikije was from February 6-15 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On the pilgrimage to the Holy Land and the city of Jerusalem, with the group of 20 believers from Montenegro and Serbia also there were dozen priests from the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic, Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral and Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern American the annual Diocesan Assembly was hosted this year by the St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on February 24-25, 2012.