Serbian Orthodox Church
The feast-day of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra, the patron saint-day of Bishop Sergije, was solemnly celebrated in the church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Nurnberg on 19 December 2016.
On the eve of the feast-day, His Grace Bishop Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany officiated the Vesper service in attendance of His Grace Bishop Bartholomew of Arianna (Ecumenical Patriarchate). On the very feast-day Bishop Bartholomew of Arianna officiated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of Metropolitan Seraphim of Germany, Central and North Europe (the Romanian Patriarchate), Bishop Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany and protopresbyter-staurophor Sotirios (Ecumenical Patriarchate) and some local parish priests.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Association of War Volunteers 1912-1918 and of their descendants and admirers organized a scientific meeting on the topic “The Role and significance of priests in the Balkan Wars and the First World War”, held at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 20 December 2016.
The Commemoration of St. Mardarije (December 12), began on Sunday, 12/11/16, with Hierarchical Liturgy at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Chicago celebrated by Metropolitan Amfilohije (Montenegro and Coastlands), Bishop Longin (New Gracanica-Midwest America), Bishop Maxim (Western America), Bishop Irinej (Eastern America) and Bishop Kirilo (of Diocletia, assistant administrator of South America) along with Cathedral clergy Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Fr. Radovan Jakovljevic, Protodeacons Milovan Gogic, Pavle Starcevic and deacons Nenad Jakovljevic and Jovan Anicic.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Nikolaos Voutsis with associates at the Serbian Patriarch on 14 December 2016.
His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica celebrated his Patron Saint-day, the Holy father Nicholas of Myra the Wonderworker at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 19 December 2016.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch cut the slava cake with Bishop Arsenije and present guests (photо gallery).
On the occasion of the feast day of Saint NIcholas, Their Graces Bishops Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and retired Atanasije celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Tvrdos Monastery on 19 December 2016.
During the Holy Liturgy Bishop Grigorije ordained monk Pavle a hierodeacon. After the blessing of slava cake and wheat, Bishop Grigorije welcomed all the present and congratulated the slava to Bishop Atanasije and all who celebrated it.