Serbian Orthodox Church
By the blessing of Bishop Longin, and the hard work of the Diocesan Youth Department, the first Annual Winter Youth Retreat of the Serbian Orthodox Midwest Diocese was held at the Monastery of New Gračanica from Monday, December 26th through Thursday, December 29th, 2011. The theme of this year’s retreat was “Reborn This Way”. Youth from several Great Lake states, as well as Arizona and Canada, came together to deepen their understanding of our Orthodox faith and strengthen their relationships with like-minded peers. The retreat included presentations and discussions related to important topics that our youth face every day. Recreational and fellowship events enabled our youth to interact with other high school students from throughout our Diocese.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on Sunday, January 1 the Divine Liturgy in the Ascension Church in Belgrade. With the chanting of the choir of this church more priests and deacons served. Patriarch gave the Holy Communion to many believers among those were mostly children, and after that he held a sermon.
Bishop Teodosije blessed first 38 antimins for monastery and parish churches in the Diocese of Raska-Prizren30. December 2011 - 14:46
With the blessing of seven priests from the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Osek-Polje yesterday at the church of the Ascension of the Lord in the monastery of Visoki Decani Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren blessed 38 antimins for the monastery and parish churches of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and served the Divine Liturgy on them.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of Patriarch blessed a new building for the Agency for the air traffic control of Serbia and Montenegro at Nikola Tesla airport near the suburb of Surcin.
With the decision of Bishop David of Krusevac Dno. 715 from November 21, 2011 the Diocese of Krusevac got its symbols: coat of arms, flag and hymn.