His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Konstantinos Ikonomidis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece in our country at the Patriarchate on 25 September 2013 . His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana, Vicar to the Serbian Patriarch, also attended the audience.
In Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, which consecration will be performed on October 7th by several Orthodox Patriarchs and Bishops of Local Orthodox Churches who will participate at the central celebration of 17 centuries of the Edict of Milan, a central chandelier was placed on Tuesday. It was a work of masters from Ukranian city of Lvov, along with fourteen other, smaller chandeliers.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and ambassador of Ukrain in Montenegro Mrs. Oksana Slyusarenko were present during the installing the chandalier. Metropolitan Amfilohije handed over a special letter of thanks of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral to "Svetloservis" company and its director Cuba Igor Ivanovich " for constructing the chandalier unique for its beauty and size."
Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Strmica celebrated hundred years of its existence
On the feast day of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God the church patronal feast day in Strmica. This year the church celebrates centennial since the construction and consecration. Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia served the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy with the concelebration of local priests and monks of the diocese of Dalmatia and Bihac-Petrovac. After the Holy Liturgy, blessing the slava wheat, cutting the slava cake and the procession around the holy church, a cultural and art program was held. Bishop Fotije talked on this occasion about the feast day, preservation of the faith and identity of the Serbian people in Dalmatia, and thanked all who had helped and still help the restoration of the sanctities of Strmica.
Bribir - On the feast day of Sts. Joachim and Anna Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on Bribir. In the church on Bribir which is dedicated to Sts. Joachim and Ana, Jelena Subic, sister of Emperor Dusan and the founder of the monastery of Krka, reigned in 14th century. The Bishop called all the present to help restoring this historically significant church. An agape was prepared on this occasion owing to parish priest Djordje Veselinovic.
On 21 September 2013 when our Holy Church commemorates the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, the feast was prayerfully celebrated in the Diocese of Backa.