Serbian Orthodox Church

Three decades of archpastoral ministry of Bishop Dositej

Three decades of archpastoral ministry of Bishop Dositej

Bishop Dositej (Despo Motika) was born on the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, on October 14, 1949, in the village of Zagoni, Olovo Municipality near Sarajevo. His pious parents, father Nedjo and mother Rosa, had a number of children. Grateful to God for this priceless gift, they, faithful to their ancestral heritage, raised their children from an early age in a strong spirit of commitment to the Orthodox Church. From an early age, the young Despot, the current bishop, responded to the call of the Lord and immediately after finishing primary school, entered the service of the Holy Church of Christ as a pupil of the first generation of the Monastic School in Ostrog Monastery, Montenegro. He completed this first degree of theological training as one of the best pupils in his generation (1967-1969).

Patron Saint-day of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade

On the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the side chapel of  Saint John the Theologian within the Faculty on 9 October 2020.  (phоto gallery).

Feast of Saint Simon the Monk in the Studenica Monastery

His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Studenica Monastery on October 7, 2020, on the feast of the Holy King Stefan the First-Crowned - Venerable Simon the Monk.

The abbot of the Studenica, Archimandrite Tihon (Rakicevic), concelebrated with monastics and clergy of the Diocese of Zica.