Serbian Orthodox Church
According to the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from this year's session in May on creating of a new Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American with a seat in Buenos Aires and on placing His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral for the administrator of a newly-founded diocese until the election and the enthronement of the Diocesan bishop, Metropolitan Amfilohije came to Argentina, on October 22, 2011 on the feast day of St. Apostle Jacob Alfeyev and St. Stephen the Blind, a despot of Serbia, in order to organize a new Diocese.
On Friday, October 28, at the Book Fair there was a presentation of the first edition of the Holy Bible Old and New Testament with translated deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament, which were translated into the modern Serbian language by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina. In the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and Their Graces Bishops Hrizostom of Zica and George of Canada, about this edition of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church it was spoken by the member of the Synod Bishop Irinej of Backa and the vicar of Serbian Patriarch Irinej Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.
His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan defended on October 31, 2011 a doctoral thesis on theme Unity of Church and the modern church problems: Comparative presentation of theology of Saint Maximus the Confessor, at the Faculty of Theology of the University in Thessaloniki. The seven-member committee of professors Chrysostomos Stamulis (as a mentor), Georgios Marcelos, Demetrios Tselengidis, Petros Vasiliadis, Yanis Kurembele, Stylianos Tsobanidis and Nicholai Mangioras, graded the work and the defense with an excellent mark.
As a permanent testimony to the end of his visit to the Church-school municipality of Saint Sava in Johannesburg in 2011t, Bishop Vasilije left a following note: With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch I visited the Church community of St. Sava in Johannesburg, after 30 years. Since as a Bishop of Australia and New Zealand and South Africa I was last time here in 1983. I thank warmly archimandrite Pantelejmon for a hospitality. I am glad to see my old and former eparchiots, as well as a huge progress and a great management of this Serbian community and the sanctity on the African soil.
Yesterday the feast day of St. Peter of Cetinje and the feast day of St. Apostle and Evangelist Luke was celebrated in Cetinje with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cetinje monastery which was served by Bishops of our local Church, holiday's spiritual academy and the slava's table of Christian love.
On the occasion of the feast day of Venerable mother Parascheva - Saint Petka, His Grace Bishop Pahomije of Vranje served the Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Petka in the village of Ribarci, the municipality of Bosilegrad, with the concelebration of priests Zoran Stojadinov from Surdulica and parish of Bosilegrad, priest Zoran Stojanov and Michael Stancev and deacon Dusan Dzonic from Surdulica.