The 2012 Diocesan Days of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church were held from Friday 31, August 2012 until Sunday, September 2, 2012 at St. Steven Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California. Besides the host Bishop Maxim, his guests Bishop Ignjatije of Branicevo, Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America served and participated at seminars as guest speakers.
In an ancient Nemanjic's endowment the church of Saint Nikolas in Kursumlija, Bishop Jovan of Nis welcomed on September 15, 2012 the president of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic. The Bishop greeted the president and wished a warm welcome to the Diocese of Nis and under the domes of the Saint Symeon's church, at the place where the statehood of Great Zupan and the ruler of Serbia Stephen Nemanja began, who is also known as Saint Symeon, the pious monk.
His Holiness Irinej received on last Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Ivan Mrkic, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday on September 16, 2012 the Divine Liturgy at the Ascension church in Belgrade.