Serbian Orthodox Church
Protosyngellos Jovan (Culibrk), a newly-appointed vicar of the Patriarch, is a very interesting, educated figure. He is famous also as a paratrooper in a cassock. He is non-commissioned officer and reservist of the famous 63rd Parachute Brigade from Nis. Often his monastic clothes he proudly replaces with the parachute suit, and so far he has booked 140 jumps. For him, the parachute jump is a task that needs to be done, and not a sport.
When Metropolitan Amfilohije for the first time cut the slava cake in the 63rd parachute brigade, in 2002, the commander of the brigade and his associates asked from Metropolitan that father Jovan remains as a brigade priest in the unit.
His Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Europe served today, on the feast day of the Ascension of the Lord, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Synaxis of Holy Serbs in Stuttgart with the concelebration of many priests.
On behalf of and with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Emperor Constantine and Helen in Belgrade.
On behalf and with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Jovan Vladimir, the first Serbian king, in Belgrade's suburb of Medakovic.
The feast day of the capital, Belgrade - the Ascension of the Lord was also solemnly celebrated this year. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, which was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch in the church of the Ascension of the Lord, with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia-New Zealand and many priests, was a beginning of the joyful celebration of the feast day.
The Mayor of Belgrade Mr. Dragan Djilas held a reception yesterday at the Belgrade City Hall on the occasion of the Ascension of Jesus - the Patron Saint's Day of the Serbian capital. The reception was, on behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was attended by His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije.