Serbian Orthodox Church
Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the celebration of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Patriarchate of Pec15. October 2011 - 18:27
In an ancient seat of the Serbian archbishops and patriarchs also this year one of monastery slavas was celebrated - the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God. This year's celebration of the holiday was especially marked thanks to His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch who on the eve of the holiday participated in a solemn vesper service with achatist to Mother of God, and then on the feast day served the Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Apostle.
The two-day second Pan-Balkan Assembly of Orthodox youth began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Podmaine in Budva on the occasion of the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, which was served by His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishop Artemije of Grodnyensky and Volkovisky of the Russian Church and David of Stobi from the Ohrid Archbishopric, and many priests and monks, with prayerful attendance of many faithful people.
His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served on the feast day of Birth of St. John the Baptist on Thursday, October 6 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to St. John the Baptist in the place of Zaton near Bijelo Polje.
His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic consecrated on Sunday, October 2, the cross which was then placed on the church of St. Eustathius of Serbia in the village of Trepca near Andrijevica.
His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac served on Monday, October 10 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, with a concelebration of professors of the Faculty. At the end of the Liturgy the Bishop blessed a new beginning of the new academic year and wished students lots of success in further studying.
Studio B - Saturday, October 15 at 20:00 hours . Among the most interesting personalities of the modern Orthodoxy, but also the world of spirituality in general, it is surely Metropolitan of Mesogea and Lavriotiki Mr. Nikolaos Hajinikolau. In Athens he graduated in physics, at the Harvard he mastered astrophysics, and at the Institute for technology in Boston he mastered in mechanical engineering, he got Ph.D. i n biomedical technology at the Harvard medical faculty, he became the master in theology at the Greek Faculty of Theology in Boston, and he got Ph.D. in theology at the Theological Faculty in Thessaloniki. In the States he worked for the NASA, as a consultant for space medicine technology, and at the same time he worked in several hospitals where are new methods for the treatment of coronary diseases are tested. Then he leaves all that and goes to Mount Athos, where after two year's of being a novice, became a monk at the monastery of Simonopetri. He was elected in 2004 for Metropolitan of Mesogea and Lavriotiki.