Serbian Orthodox Church
The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton, Ohio had a special visit on Thursday, October 6th when the Wonderworking and Myrrh-streaming "Hawaiian" Iveron Icon made a visit en route to Pennsylvania. Though the visit was made in the middle of a work day one pulling up to the church and seeing all the cars would have thought it was Pascha. In fact, Reader Nektarios, the caretaker of the icon, in his address to the faithful after the service noted the miracles that have occurred before this icon and the many faithful, an estimated quarter of a million, who have venerated it over the course of a few years. "And everywhere we go," he added, "the churches are filled as if it were Pascha".
His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije visited yesterday, on October 12, 2011 the base of the Special Anti-terrorist Unit of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia in Batajnica where he consecrated a cross and a ploto on which the church of St. Stephen of Decani will be built.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met yesterday on October 12, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade with Orlando Antonini, the Apostolic Nuncio in Belgrade, with associates. On the same day His Holiness received Mr. Nedja Ilic, the director of the Forests of Republic of Srpska (JP Sume Republike Srpske).
In Velika Hoca, near Orahovac, a village slava was solemnly celebrated, the feast day of Venerable Saint Cyriacus the Anchorite and the end of this year's harvest of the grapes. The Divine Liturgy at the courtyard of the church of St. Anne, beside the village school, was served by Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Vicar Jovan of Lipljan with the concelebration of monks and priests of the Diocese.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch made a regular annual reception yesterday, on October 11, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate for directors of primary and high schools from the territory of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.