Serbian Orthodox Church
On Sunday, September 25, in Celebici near Konjic, a church slava was celebrated and a restored church of the Nativity of the Mother of God was consecrated. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the consecration of the church was served by Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral, with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Radivoje Krulj, presbyter Nebojsa Radic, presbyter Branimir Borovcanin, presbyter Milan Buzanin and deacon Vladimir Vukanovic.
On Saturday September 24th on the holy day of the Venerable Theodora; Venerable Sergius and Germanus a great historic event happened for the Serbs of Charlottesville. His Grace Bishop Mitrophan with V. Rev. Dragan Zaric and Fr. Ljubisa Brnjos, held the first Divine Liturgy. With a big outcome of Serbs from Charlottesville and a large number of guests from Richmond, the Holy Liturgy was held in the Greek Orthodox Church in Charlottesville.
On Sunday Sept 25, 2011 Kolo sisters from Atlanta celebrated their Krsna Slava. Following the Divine Liturgy together with many of the Kolo sisters and faithful parishioners fr. Miladin blessed the Slavski kolac and zito and welcomed on behalf of Kolo Sisters very special guests.
This years Atlanta Serbs had among themselves Millie Radovic who is the president of Kolo Savez and Millie Vignovic from Pittsburgh Pa. Honoured Kuma for this year was Pera Surla, and continuing the tradition next year’s kuma is Jelka Stanjevic who is a long standing member of the Kolo.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the Vozdovac church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Helen which most solemnly its centenary was celebrated (1911-2011).
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today, on October 1, 2011 in the church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Jajinci a memorial service for the suffered in the greatest scaffold from the Second World War on the territory of Serbia. Serbian Patriarch previously has attended a commemoration at the Memorial park Jajinci.
The words of the guardian of truth about Jajinci remind us today: Jajinci with 80000 victims, after Jasenovac, are the greatest Serbian cemetary, greater than Kragujevac, Kraljevo...Jajinci is a silent witness of the time gone and a painful wound of the Serbian people. About Jajinci there was silence for a long time, like that truth can be silenced, and that the bloody terror could be forgotten. Long after the Second World War Jajinci were pushed on the margins of history. Some people thought that from the memory of the Serbs could erase the Banjica camp, stake and burial mounds where the dead were killed once again, burnt, where their bones were ground and their powder was thrown away. From the bonfire of the dead Serbs, the smoke rose into the sky that could be seen even from Belgrade. Meticulous fascist destruction industry here showed in the worst light. Lives were gone of those who wanted the most precious thing in life - freedom.