Serbian Orthodox Church
In Visoki Decani monastery the feast day of the Ascension of the Lord was solemnly celebrated. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of ten priests. As before, many believers from Metohija's enclaves as well as pilgrims from many parts of Serbia.
On the church of St. George in Prizren, experts from Greece has started the conservation and the restoration of the frescoes from 15th century. Soon the works on Theotokos of Ljeviska are going to be started. The sancturies was heavily damages in the attack of the Albanian extremists in 2004.
Protosyngellos Jovan (Culibrk), a newly-appointed vicar of the Patriarch, is a very interesting, educated figure. He is famous also as a paratrooper in a cassock. He is non-commissioned officer and reservist of the famous 63rd Parachute Brigade from Nis. Often his monastic clothes he proudly replaces with the parachute suit, and so far he has booked 140 jumps. For him, the parachute jump is a task that needs to be done, and not a sport.
When Metropolitan Amfilohije for the first time cut the slava cake in the 63rd parachute brigade, in 2002, the commander of the brigade and his associates asked from Metropolitan that father Jovan remains as a brigade priest in the unit.
His Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Europe served today, on the feast day of the Ascension of the Lord, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Synaxis of Holy Serbs in Stuttgart with the concelebration of many priests.
On behalf of and with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Emperor Constantine and Helen in Belgrade.