Serbian Orthodox Church
On Friday, 27 January 2017, Patron’s Saint day (slava) of the church of Saint Sava was marked in Wellington.
The celebration was enhanced by a guest from Sidney, Fr Nemanja Mrdjenovic, who officiated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of Fr Predrag, parish priest in Wellington.
On 29 January 2017, when our Holy Church celebrates the Precious Chains of Holy and All-Glorious Apostle Peter, Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Topcider.
Protopresbyter Milan Cvetic, presbyters Dimitrije Kasapis, Vladimir Markovic and Stevan Stevanovic as well as Deacons Aleksandar Sekulic and Nenad Idrizovic concelebrated the Bishop.
The feast of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop, at the monastery of Ostrog was prayerfully celebrated on 27 January 2017. Hieromonk Sergije officiated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of presbyter Bojan Radunovic and hierodeacons Roman and Zosima, and in the presence of many monks and believers.
On the feast day of Saint Sava, the first Archbishop of Serbia, on 27 January 2017, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic and Administrator of Mileseva, on the occasion of the patron's saint day of Mileseva Monastery, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy.
The Bishop was concelebrated by the clergy and the monks of the Dioceses of Mileseva and Budimlje-Niksic. After the sermon, Bishop Joanikije blessed and cut the slava cake.
On Sunday, 32nd after the Pentecost, on the feast day of the memory of the Precious Chains of Holy Apostle Paul, on 29 January 2017, His Grace Bishop Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany, led an Eucharistic gathering at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Frankfurt.
The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyters Stojan Barjaktarevic and Simon Turkic, presbyter Miloran Marjanovic and deacon Aleksandar Sekulic.
The solemnity took place in the Solemn Hall of the Military High School (Gymansium), where the rite of blessing Patron’s cake and wheat was performed by archpriest Ilija Smigic, Principal of the church of Holy Gabriel (declared by the Serbian Patriarch as a church serving for students of this secondary school as well) and by Priest, sub-lieutenant Slavnko Papic, catechist in this school, in presence of Fr Nemanja Petrovic, military priest at the Military Academy and archdeacon Radomir Rakic, head-in-chief editor of the Information Service of the Serbian Patriarchate.Captain Marko Marjanovic and Mrs. Desanka Spasojevic were patrons of this solemnity.