Serbian Orthodox Church
The church-school community of St. Sava from Johannesburg hosted the celebration of St. Apostle Andrew the First Called which was also celebrated by members of the Romanian Orthodox community in South Africa. Since our brothers Romanians recently bought a land for building a first Orthodox church in South Africa and until recently celebrated this feast day mostly in Greek churches, this year that asked the Serbian parish to use for this occasion the church and the hall.
His Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Euroe served on the feast day of St. Nicholas, December 19, 2011 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of the Assumption of Most Holy Theotokos in Himmelstir near Hildesheim, where is located also the center of the Diocese of Middle Europe. His Grace Bishop was concelebrated by protosyngellos Sergije Paraklis, the head of the monastery in Himmelstir, and deacon Aleksandar Perkovic.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, vicar Bishop Jovan of Lipljan served on the feast day of St. Nicholas the Divine Liturgy in the church of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos in Belgrade.
Bishop Maksim in the Diocese of Zahumlje-Herzegovina – On the day of Saint Sava the Blessed, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Mostar was served by Their Graces Bishops Maksim of Western America, Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina with the concelebration of heugomen of the Tvrdos monastery, spiritual of the monastery of Gradac Vitalije, protopresbyter-staurophor Radivoje Krulj, presbyter Branimir Borovcanin, presbyter Zoran Ilic and presbyter Mihailo Andric, deacon Pavle Ratkovic, hierodeacon Porfirije and deacon Marko Gojacic.
Zemun - His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterdaym, on the feast daz of St. Nicholas, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to this saint in Zemun. On this occasion Patriarch Irinej blessed the continuation of the restoration of this oldest Zemun's church.