Serbian Orthodox Church
In the period from September 26 until October 2, 2011 in Ohrid an international seminar on the holocaust research took place entitled The Diverse Survival Strategies of Jewish and Roma Communities in Macedonia: From Resistance to Memorialization. The coordinator of the Committee for Jasenovac of the Holy Assembly of Bishops Bishop Jovan Culibrk of Lipljan and associate of the Committee monk M.Sc. Pavle Kondic. The organisator of the seminar was the Institute for social and humanistic sciencies Euro-Balkan from Skopje in the cooperation with the International work group for the holocaust research and the program of the Ohrid Summer University (OSU).
Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla served on the feast day of St. Autonomos Holy Martyr, Odanija of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Ascension of the Most Holy Theotokos in Brcko.
His Grace was concelebrated by hierarchal deputy of Brcko protopresbyter-staurophor Slavko Maksimovic, protosyngellos Mihajlo (Tosic), protonamesniks Predrag Cirkovic and Vujadin Stanisic and protodeacon Zarko Mijatovic and Slavoljub Milosevic and deacon Velibor Simic.
On the day of Odanija of Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, on September 25/12 2011, Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac with priests of vicarages of Pocerje and Sabac consecrated the cross and bell of the church on Misar.
Bishop Lavrentije greeted the gathered people with interesting sermon about the Cross and the significance of the Bell in our Holy Church.
On Sunday, September 25, in Celebici near Konjic, a church slava was celebrated and a restored church of the Nativity of the Mother of God was consecrated. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the consecration of the church was served by Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral, with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Radivoje Krulj, presbyter Nebojsa Radic, presbyter Branimir Borovcanin, presbyter Milan Buzanin and deacon Vladimir Vukanovic.
On Saturday September 24th on the holy day of the Venerable Theodora; Venerable Sergius and Germanus a great historic event happened for the Serbs of Charlottesville. His Grace Bishop Mitrophan with V. Rev. Dragan Zaric and Fr. Ljubisa Brnjos, held the first Divine Liturgy. With a big outcome of Serbs from Charlottesville and a large number of guests from Richmond, the Holy Liturgy was held in the Greek Orthodox Church in Charlottesville.
On Sunday Sept 25, 2011 Kolo sisters from Atlanta celebrated their Krsna Slava. Following the Divine Liturgy together with many of the Kolo sisters and faithful parishioners fr. Miladin blessed the Slavski kolac and zito and welcomed on behalf of Kolo Sisters very special guests.
This years Atlanta Serbs had among themselves Millie Radovic who is the president of Kolo Savez and Millie Vignovic from Pittsburgh Pa. Honoured Kuma for this year was Pera Surla, and continuing the tradition next year’s kuma is Jelka Stanjevic who is a long standing member of the Kolo.