Serbian Orthodox Church
With the blessing of His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan, in an old monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Nizepolj near Bitolj, on the occasion of the monastery's slava and the name day of His Beatitude, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop of Bregalnica and Locum Tenens of Bitolj kyr Marko with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop of Stobi and Locum Tenens of Strumica kyr David and priests of the Archbishopric of Ohrid.
In the monastery of Decani this year's celebration of the donator's slava, St. King Stephen of Decani began with a feast day's vesper service which was served by Bishop Teodosije of Raska Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina. The vesper was attended by 200 monks, nuns and believers from many Dioceses of the SOC.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served on Sunday, on the feast day dedicated to St. Apostle Philip, with the concelebrationo of priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Great Martyr Demetrios in New Belgrade.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno was present at the vesper service before the beginning of the Christmas Lent in the Seminary of St. Sava in Belgrade, after which the solemn dinner was prepared. During one hundred seventy and five years of the existence of this school traditionally on the Christmas poklade around the table of love are professors and students are gathered.
The St. Archangel Michael Serbia Orthodox Church in Vancouver celebrated their Church Slava once again this year very festively. Since the feastday this year happen to fall on a Monday this year, the Slava was celebrated on Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20, 2011.
It was for this occasion that our archpastor, His Grace Bishop Georgije of Canada, visited our parish. The bishop arrived at the Vancouver airport on Saturday, November 19 with his deacon Marko Radmanovic and Dr. Goran Popovic, the vice president of the Diocesan council, where he was welcomed by members of the church board and Prota Desimir. From the airport they went to the beautiful church for Vespers. Afterward, the bishop greeted and blessed all the faithful.