Serbian Orthodox Church
It is a very rare event that Serbian Patriarch visits some place. That Blessing and that happiness East Bosnia has these days. Upon the invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch accepted the invitation joyfully to visit this diocese. After Dobrun monastery on Thursday Patriarch Irinej visited also Foca, where he came to enhance the Patron Saint's Day of the Faculty of Theology "St. Basil of Ostrog" in Foca, and in this way to see students and theologians of the Seminary of St. Peter of Dabrobosna.
The Reverend Father Damjan S. Bozic, Cathedral Deacon at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, was awarded a Doctor of Ministry Degree on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, at the University of St.Mary of the Lake - Mundelein Seminary following the successful completion of his doctoral studies and acceptance of his dissertation.
The magnificent church of St. Basil of Ostrog on Banjica today was small to recieve many believers who came to this church to prayerfully celebrate the feast day of St. Basil of Ostrog the Wonderworker. With the concelebration of priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bushop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch Irinej.
Many Orthodox believers, priests and monks of the Diocese of Dabrobosna solemnly welcomed Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the Dobrun Monastery.
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Lots of Orthodox believers from Visegrad and nearby suburbs, monks and priests of the Diocese of Dabrobosna on Wednesday evening welcomed Serbian Patriarch Irinej. The festive welcome was enhanced also by young folklorists from the Serbian Sokol society "SOKO" from Dobrun, and Patriarch Irinej had been welcomed before on the border crossing Vardiste by Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabrobosna and mayor of Visegrad Tomislav Popovic..
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended last night in the amphitheater of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade the solemn academy regarding 175 years of the St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade. Following the welcoming speech of protopresbyter-staurophor Dragan Protic, the dean of the Seminary, there was an inspired St.Sava speech of Goran Radenkovic, the professor of the Seminary.
On Sunday after the Ressurection of the Christ, (St. Thomas Sunday), in the church of St. Nikolaj in Pula, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by: His Eminence Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, His Grace Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia and the host, Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac with the concelebration of priests and monks of dioceses of Dalmatia and Gornji Karlovac. Pupils of the Seminary Three Holly Hierarchs from the Krka monastery magnified the Liturgy.
Source: Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana