Serbian Orthodox Church
His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan, on January 16th, in the afternoon hours, was transferred from the prison reception section to the closed section of the “Idrizovo” prison.
Although the procedure of deciding whether he should be allowed a retrial and be released free pending trial is still not finished, the prison authorities decided to put Archbishop Jovan in the section where the sanctions with strictest treatment are executed.
The sentence that Archbishop Jovan received in the court process in which he was sentenced in his absence is two years and 6 months imprisonment, which is not at all a sentence deserving the strictest closed treatment, since other prisoners, sentenced to much longer prison terms, are receiving the open, or the semi-open treatment.
Christmas Eve was solemnly celebrated at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago with local clergy officiating. On the Feast of the Nativity His Grace Bishop Longin officiated at the Holy Resurrection Cathedral church.
On Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos and St. Stephen's Day Bishop Teodosije served in Novi Pazar and Koncul17. January 2012 - 13:08
On the second day of Christmas, when the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos is celebrated, Bishop Teodosije served the Holy Liturgy in St. Nicholas church in Novi Pazar with the concelebration of priests of Novi Pazar. Bishop Teodosije during his stay in Novi Pazar's area visited monasteries of Sopocani and Djurdjevi Stupovi so as to congratulate monks Christmas holidays.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended the New Year's concert, on January 14, 2012 at the National Theatre in Belgrade.
After their widowed mother died in 1956, the five siblings in the Borato family of Midland promised each other that they always would spend Orthodox Christmas together.
They have kept their promise for 56 years, even after a brother, Milan, died four years ago at age 84. Each has taken turns hosting a traditional holiday dinner, the most celebratory meal of the year for Serbian Orthodox Christians.