Protopresbyter-staurophor Radomir Nikcevic, officiated the Holy Liturgy in the church of Holy Trinity in Vraka.
The celebration of Christmas in Vraka near Skadar began with solemn blessing and burning of the Yule logs on 6 January 2016. In front of the church of Holy Trinity in Vraka Yule logs were blessed by the priest of the Albanian Orthodox Church in Skadar Nikola Petani, following the approval of Archbishop Anastasios of Albania and Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint Archangel Michael in Belgrade on 7 January 2017, on the joyful feast-day of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ– Christmas.
The festal Divine Liturgy was attended by President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and Princess Katherine, Chief of the Serbian General Staff General Ljubisa Dikovic, Minister of Justice Mrs. Nela Kuburovic, representatives of the Republic and City authorities, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See in Belgrade Archbishop Luciano Suriani with his Secretary Mons. Filippo Colnago, Archbishop of Belgrade His Eminence Stanislav Hocevar, representatives of traditional Churches and religious communities, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as representatives of the cultural and public life of the capital.
On the occasion of the forthcoming joyous feasts of the Nativity of Christ, Metropolitanate of Montenegro donated to the Hospital of Cetinje “Daniel I” a new medical motor vehicle, a reanimobile, the value of which is c. 30.000 Euro.
The contract relating to the donation was signed at the residence of the Metropolitan Amfilochius between him and Director of the General Hospital “Daniel I” Dr. Sonja Radojicic.
President of Croatia Mrs. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic sent best wishes to the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, His Eminence Porfirius, and via him to the clergy, monastics and faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia, on the occasion of the forthcoming feast-days of Orthodox Christmas, and greeted him with the traditional Christmas greeting: God’s Peace – Christ is Born !
“May the Christmas be a feast-day of Christian joy, peace, family and devotional fellowship, encouragement for persistence in the common efforts of all Christian believers and the people of good while building up Croatia as a country of benefit for all its citizens,” was written in the message of Mrs. Kiktarovic.