On Sunday, December 11, 2011 in the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour in Banja Luka, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by archimandrite Kirill (Govorun), cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church, with the concelebration of the priests of the Cathedral church.
A new Cathedral church, as a reflection and the seal of strength of faith of the Orthodox Serbian people, is being constructed by goodness of the faithful citizens of this city, Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla once said.
The future Cathedral church with its look and size, will represent a monumental edifice in the city on the left bank of the Drina. It will have two belfries of 55 meters each, as well as five domes of which the central one will be 33 meters high, which is a symbol of spent years of Jesus Christ on the Earth.
Bishop Vasilije on August 8, on the Day of the municipality of Zvornik, consecrated the Precious Cross and the land for the construction of the church which will be devoted to the Nativity of Most Holy Theotokos.
His Grace Bishop Nikanor of Banat consecrated a Serbian Orthodox Church dedicated to Serbian Saints, on November 26 with the concelebration of local priests.
The solemn event was attended by representatives of Alibunar’s local authorities led by president of the municipality Dusan Jovanovic. The church has been enlarged and broadened, altar, new iconostasis, holy throne refurbished and the relics of the saint placed.
His Grace vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served yesterday the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of Holy John the Baptist on Petlovo Brdo with the concelebration of priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
With great joy the faithful of the Western American Diocese, God-loving clergy, venerable monastics and our neighbors welcomed His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej in Phoenix, Arizona. His Holiness during his visit on the Feast Day of the Entry of the Theotokos Into the Temple on Sunday, December 4th, 2011, served the Divine Hierarchical Liturgy at St. Sava Church. He also visited the Greek Orthodox monastery of St. Anthony the Great (Florence, AZ) and the Serbian monastery of St. Paisius (Safford, AZ).