His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met today with His Excellency Michael Kirby, Ambassador of the United States of America in Belgrade, at the Patriarchate.
The St. Archangel Michael parish in Salt Lake city solemnly celebrated their Slava - St. Michael, leader of the heavenly and bodiless Powers. In accordance with a Bible-typological image, Archangel Michael, whose name means "no one like God", stands up against the revolting Lucifer, and with that position reveals all the knowledge of God he had. "He does not describe God, does not explain Him, he stands and witnesses. That name is the expression of the Archangel's communication with the radiance of Divinity, in it is the measure by which this Archangel manifests this radiance," says Metropolitan Anthony Bloom at one place.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis, on the day when the Church celebrates Holy Apostle Philip, the protector and the Patron Saint’s Day of the Association of the Deaf in Nis, at Saint Nicholas church the Divine Liturgy for the hearing impaired was celebrated. As far as we know, this is the first Liturgy of this kind celebrated in the Serbian Orthodox Church. Protopresbyter Nenad Mikic, the parish priest of the Association of the Deaf in Nis, served the Liturgy. Deacon Ognjen Stankovic was translating during the Holy Liturgy,and he is religious teacher at the Special school “Bubanj” and who participated in the project The Liturgical manual for the hearing impaired.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met today with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic and Professor Dr. Oliver Antic, the advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia.
On Sunday, 25 November 2012, in Banjaluka's suburb of Nova Varos foundations of the church of the Holy Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God. His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banjaluka consecrated the foundations. Lots of believers were present there.