Yesterday at 5 p.m. His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis with priests and believers welcomed the miraculous icon of Most Holy Mother of God of Sicevica at the church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen the Equal-to-the-Apostles. Bishop Jovan and the gathered prayed Mother of God by reading and singing the Annunciation acathist.
Metropolitan of Neapolis and Stavroupolis Barnabas served the memorial service for the suffered Serbian officers and soldiers in the First World War at Zeitenlik in Thessaloniki on 28 September 2013. Minister of Culture Mr. Ivan Tasovac, as an envoy of the Government of Serbia, attended the memorial service.
At the memorial chapel at Zeitenlik abbot of the monastery of Hilandar Archimandrite Methodius celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in attendance of Metropolitan Barnabas of Neapolis and Stavroupolis, Minister of Macedonia and Tracia Mr. Teodor Karaoglu, envoy of the Government of the Republic of Greece; Minister of Labour and Social Politics of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Petar Djokic, Chief of Staff of the Army of the Republic of Greece General Michail Kotsarokos, head of the region of the Central Macedonia Mr. Antonio Bamiyajis, Consul General of Serbia, representatives of the army, police, politics and diplomatic authorities, as well as lots of people.
Sremska Mitrovica: acquiring rights of the free practice of religion
In the ancient city of Sirmium, today’s Sremska Mitrovica, 17 centuries since acquiring rights of free practice of religion was commemorated. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, along with Their Graces Bishops: Vasilije of Srem, Irinej of Backa and Lukijan of Osek-Polje, celebrated the Divine Hierarchal Liturgy. The clergy of the Diocese of Srem and the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac concelebrated.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac consecrated foundations of a new church - memorial chapel to Serbian New Martyrs Vera, Nada, Ljubava and their mother Sofija in the hamlet of Cate in the presence of many believers, in the village of Vodica, nearby Strojica on 28 September 2013.
Local clergy concelebrated to the Bishop. The construction of this memorial chapel was initiated by descendants and families of the killed Serbs in fall 1941, and especially owing to the voluntary and unselfish effort of Dr Stojan Cate from Cata in Vodica, who is descendant himself of these 54 innocently killed Serbs in this village.
On the first Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the church of Holy Great Martyr Prince Lazar on Zvezdara
Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dragoslav Stikic and protopresbyter Mirko Vidacak, head of the church; with deacons Miroslav Nikolic, Ivica Cairovic and Dragan Tanasijevic concelebrated to the Patriarch.