Serbian Orthodox Church
On Saturday, January 28, 2012 a holy Divine Liturgy was served by Father Dragan Zaric from Charlotte, North Carolina at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox church in Charlottesville, Virginia. In attendance were approximately 70 worshipers from both Charlottesville and Richmond. After the liturgy, Father Dragan, along with Kum Zeljko Matic performed the ritual of breaking the Slava bread, with the participation of all the children in the church. After breaking the Slava bread, Father Dragan invited parishioners to take up the role of Kumovi for the coming year.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla, with the support of President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik and in the organization of SCOS Srbadija from Bijeljina, Saint Sava's Day ball was held at the ceremonial hall of the hotel "Moscow" of the Ethno village Stanisici in Bijeljina.
BIshop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla blessed the Saint Sava's Day ball and pointed out that with this occasion the all which is forgotten in our national spirituality and culture was restored.
On Sunday, January 29, 2012 the slava of the Serbian church of Saint Sava in New York City. On that occasion His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America led the solemn liturgical celebration with the concelebration of the head of the church f. Djokan Majstorovic, f. Vladislav Radujkovic, guests from the Seminary of St. Tihon and two deacons.
Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the church of Holy Trinity of the Representation of the Russian Church in Belgrade31. January 2012 - 14:39
On Sunday, January 29, 2012 on the occasion of the third anniversary of the enthronement of the Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia on the Moscow's Patriarchate throne, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy and thanksgiving moleben with the concelebration of the clerics of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and the head of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade archpriest Vitaly Tarasjev. The Liturgy was attended by Ambassador of Russia in Belgrade His Excellency A. V. Konuzin, the Chief of the legal sector of the Ministry of Faith and Diaspora, Mrs. Dusanka Sekara, adviser to the First Vice President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Dragutin Matanovic and associate of the company "NIS-Gaspromneft" Mihail Akopov.