Serbian Orthodox Church
The feast-day of the Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem was solemnly celebrated in Gracanica monastery, on Sunday, 28 April 2013. His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren celebrated the Divine Liturgy.
His Grace Bishop Maxim celebrated his Patron Saint-day (slava), Lazarus Saturday, on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Bishop Maxim officiated at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the clergy from Saint Steven's Cathedral and a few hundred Orthodox faithful. The festal slava Service was held in the main hall and was followed by a delicious luncheon prepared by the Diocesan Kolo Sprkih Sestara. Many priests from neighboring churches arrived after having served Lazarus Saturday services in their own parishes.
A very joyous and Sretna Slava to His Grace. Eis polla eti despota!
On April 26 the current year, the politically motivated court hearing against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, the rest of the Bishops, monastics and faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, was once again postponed! The last court hearing of this process was held on December 11, last year, and since then, five months in a row, the court hearings are being postponed, with the purpose of imposing pressure upon Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric!
A high delegation, consisting of mainly church dignitaries, paid an official visit to Serbia from 2-28 April 2013. His Grace Peter Skov-Jakobsen, Bishop of Copenhagen and the president of the Council for interchurch relations of the Danish Church, led the delegation Among members of the delegation there were Mr. Karsten Fledelius, professor of the University of Copenhagen, who is also a delegate of this Church at the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches for 2013; two parish priests from Copenhagen, one representative of the Ministry of Science, as well as one professor of the University in Bornholm.