His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America officiated at the Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, September 16, 2012. A welcome banquet was prepared in honor of the newly appointed priest of the Phoenix parish, V. Rev. Dragomir Tuba.
Source: Western American Diocese
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served with the priesthood of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Great Martyr Demetrius in New Belgrade.
On the feast day of Saint Joanikije, the first Serbian Patriarch, on September 16, 2012 Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana served the Divine Liturgy in the church of Saint Petka in Sisak.
The Metropolitan was served by protopresbyter-staurophors Petaj Olujic, Dusko Spasojevic, presbyters Dalibor Petkovic, Veselin Ristic parish priest and deacon Branimir Jokic.
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.