The monastery of Tvrdos near Trebinje with the force of faith and love attracted David and Linda – a successful business couple from China to be baptized and get married in this one of the most beautiful Orthodox sacred places.
David and Linda met twenty years ago in Prague the Herzegovinians, with whom they have made friends and from whom they have learned about faith and tradition of the Serbs. “We have lived everywhere in Europe, we have traveled a lot, but we have never felt nothing similar like here in Herzegovina, especially in churches and monasteries, where one is overwhelmed with love and warmth at every step”, Linda Wong said. She is impressed with an acquaintance with retired Bishop Atanasije of Zachulmia-Herzegovina and emphasizes his frankness.
This couple announced that they would continue cooperation with the Church and that they planned mutual projects having the same mission – to help marginized, mistreated and sick. Linda has been engaged in humanitarian work and has a vast number of companies in the world and in China she deals with, she has built quite a number of schools, as she began dealing with real estate 25 years ago.
The yearly Slava of St. Sava was celebrated for the 102nd time at Holy Ascension of Our Lord Serbian Orthodox Church on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Honored Kumovi were George and Angela Dietz, the loving parents of two beautiful Orthodox Christian children, George and Elizabeth Deitz. On this special day, young George assisted Fr. Milan Medakovic by serving as an altar boy, and both children, along with their cousin Adam Kerber, delighted in the blessing and turning of the Slavski Kolac.
On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the Divine Liturgy was served at Monastery Ostrog in celebration of the Feasat of the Three Hierarchs.
The Divine Lituryg was served by His Eminence, Metropolitan Amfilohije, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, clergy and the faithful.
Source: Western-American Diocese
At the conclusion of the 2014 Diocesan Days celebration the Divine Liturgy was served at Monastery Tvrdoš, where the transfer of the relics of Sv. Ignatius the God-Bearer took place. His Grace,Bishop Maxim of Western America, celebrated the Divine Litury with His Grace, Bishop Gregory, Abbot Tvrdoškog Save, and other priests of the diocese and in the presence of Bishop Athanasius, and of numerous faithful people.
For everyone present, the brotherhood of Monastery Tvrdoš prepared a festive banquet table.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade on the feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ into the Temple.
Lots of priests and deacons concelebrated, while the choir of this church sang responses. Following the Liturgy the Patriarch visited the Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases at the Dedinje district, where he blessed the slava cake with its Director, Professor Dr. Bosko Djukanovic. The President of Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik and many other guests were present.