Serbian Orthodox Church
Feast day of St. Teoktist, Serbian King Dragutin, solemnly celebrated in Djurdjevi Stupovi monastery near Novi Pazar15. November 2011 - 16:34
In the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi near Novi Pazar on November 12, 2011 the feast day of the donator and renovator of this sacred place - Holy Serbian King Dragutin, in monasticism monk Teoktist, was solemnly celebrated. Spiritual gathering began last evening when the heugomen of the monastery of Visoki Decani archimandrite Sava with the monks of Decani brought a part of the relics of Venerable Teoktist in the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi where they were welcomed by heugomen of the monastery Gerasim with many priests and pious people of the area of Raska. The holy relics were brought to the church in a solemn procession, after which a feast day's vigil service was served.
A group of the Orthodox youth from Albania visited on Sunday, November 13, 2011 Prizren and the Seminary of St. Cyrill and Methodius.Led by catechist Nathan Hopi, the Orthodox Albanians with a blessing of Archbishop Anastas of Tirana visited on Saturday the monastery of Visoki Decani where they were present at the vigil service. The next day, on Sunday, the youth from Albania participated in the Holy Liturgy in the Cathedral church of St. Great Martyr George where they chanted the Liturgy along with pupils of the Seminary of St. Cyrill and partook the Holy Communion.
A village of Mujidzic, located on the banks of the river Janj, with the blessing of His GRace Bishop Hrizostom, this year is building a second church. The first was demolished a long ago by Hungarians, and this second is being built at the joy of all residents of Mujidzic. His Grace Bishop Hrizostom visited the construction spot in Mujidzic on Saturday, November 12 and saw the works.
His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan has been consistent in holding seminars for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese as a form of continuing education. Clergy at all levels of education and experience are required to keep abreast of contemporary societal issues and gather to collectively reflect on matters of importance in parish life.
Source: Diocese of Krusevac, photo: Мilijana Dukovic