On the feast of Saint Sava, on Sunday, 27 January 2013, Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana celebrated the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy in the chapel of Saint Sava at the Serbian Orthodox High School “ Kantakuzina Katarina Branković”.
The feast day of Saint Sava is celebrated as School Day and the slava of the pupils of the High school, who attended the Holy Liturgy along with their professors and the faithful. Among the people present at the Liturgy there were Mr. Stanimir Vukičević, Ambassador of Serbia, Mrs. Bosa Prodanović, First Adviser at the Serbian embassy in Zagreb and Mr. Nedeljko Tenjović, Secretary General of the President of Serbia, Mr. Tomislav Nikolić.
On Saturday, 26 January 2013, on the feast of the Apodosis of Theophany, the forty day memorial for Bishop Hrizostom of Zica of blessed repose was served at the monastery of Rujan. Bishop Jovan of Sumadia, Administrator of the Diocese of Zica, celebrated the Divine Liturgy along with Bishop David of Krusevac. Following the Divine Liturgy, there was a panikhida service, and later at the grave site a small memorial service.
Bishop Maxim solemnly celebrated the Feast of Saint John the Baptist at the St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church in San Marcos, California on Saturday, January 20, 2013.
Professors and students of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University in Belgrade prayerfully celebrated their Patron Saint-day – the feast day of Saint Sava, Serbian Archbishop.
In the presence of many students, professors and guests, a number of priests celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the side chapel of John the Theologian. Following the Liturgy there was the Saint Sava Academy, which was blessed and opened by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch.
The feast of St. Sava, the first archbishop of Serbia, is celebrated festively in Serbian Churches worldwide. St. Sava, being the enlightener of the Serbian people is the patron Saint of Serbian schools and schoolchildren and each year our churches observe this great feast day in the Serbian church calendar with children's programs.