Serbian Orthodox Church
The monastery of St. Petka in Petkovica celebrated on October 27 its patroness and protector before the Lord in a beautiful prayerful mood. Traditionally, as it was in previous years, a lot of the faithful gathered not only from local places but also from the farest parts of our country and from the Republic of Srpska. A magnificent look of the monastery complex was fulfilled with the number of the faithful in the church and in the church yard.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday on November 3, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade a delegation of the members of the German Bundestag. The reception was attended by His Excellency Wolfram Mass, the ambassador of the Republic of Germany, and His Grace Vicar Bishop Andrej of Remesiana.
The circle of the Serbian sisters "Mother of Jugovic" from Blacktown, modestly but solemnly was celebrated St. Petka, its patroness and protector.
The Holy Liturgy was served in an usual time and mostly sisters were present who also partook the Holy Communion. Since this time the feast day of St. Petka was on the workin day, a rite of cutting the slava cake was done in the evening, and it followed the vigil service. The vigil was served by protopresbyter-staurophor Nikola Bilic and parish deacon Nemanja Mrdjenovic.
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His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met on November 2, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate His Excellency Pekka Orpana, the Finnish ambassador in Belgrade. The reception was attended by His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.