A parish of the Orthodox Church in America, celebrated its altar feast, the feast of St. Maximus the Confessor, January 20-21 with Bishop Maxim of the Western Diocese of the Serbian Church in North America.
On the occasion of the 40th day of the eternal repose of The Very Venerable abbess Mother Ana Radetic, on January 22nd, 2016, the holy liturgy was served in the New Marcha Monastery in Richfield, OH, followed by the memorial service. With the blessing of The Right Reverend Bishop Dr Mitrophan, The Hieromonk Platon Jovic officiated the holy liturgy accompanied by the nuns from The New Marcha monastery and the sisterhood of The Nativity of the Holy Theotokos Monastery from New Carlisle, Indiana, at the lectern.
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont, West Virginia is a parish of the Eastern American Diocese. The Rt. Reverend Dr. Mitrophan , Diocesan Bishop, blessed the opening of the mission on April 15, 2000.
His Holiness Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in Geneva on 22 January 2016, where he will participate in the Synaxis of the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches at the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Geneva suburb of Chambesy from 22-28 January 2016.
His Holiness is accompanied, as members of delegation of the Serbian Church, by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa. The delegation is followed by presbyter Vladimir Vranic, Chief Secretary of the Office of His Holiness the Patriarch.
On the occasion of the centenary of the Battle of Mojkovac (1916-2015), which had been previously marked by two magnificent spiritual academies in Mojkovac and Belgrade, the memorial rite (panichida) was served on the grave of the famous General Janko Vukotic at the New cemetery in Belgrade on 18 January.
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served the memorial rite.