His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served the Holy service of God at the Podmaine Monastery on the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs, 12 February 2017.
On Saturday, January 28, 2017, the “Opancici” folklore group celebrated its slava of St. Sava at the Serbian Club in Ridgewood. Together with many children and parents, the dean of the St. Sava Cathedral in New York, Protopresbyter Zivojin Jakovljevic, cut the slava kolac in the beautifully-decorated hall. In his greeting, conveying the heartfelt greetings of His Grace Bishop Irinej, he emphasized the importance of our youth for the future of the Holy Serbian Orthodox Church and Serbian people. In thanking Club president Goran Milutinovic, folklore group president Milica Kukic, kumovi Ivan and Marija Ignjatovic and all the parents, teachers and children, he stated that many value their tremendous work and devotion. Saying that the future of a nation depends on its present, that is, its children and youth, Father Zivojin thanked the parents who concern themselves with the religious and cultural education of their children and stated that the work of this organization in the church in New York truly has its future.