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.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received on 26 November 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, Mr. Sinisa Gataric, the head of the Municipality of Prnjavor, Mr. Drago Ciric, the head of the Municipality of Srbac and Mr. Zoran Latinovic, the head of the Municipality of Gradiska, as well as Mr. Milorad Suvaljac, a businessman from Moscow , the benefactor of the Serbian theologians who study in Russia.
“O give thanks unto the LORD,for He is good;
for His mercy endures forever.” ~ Psalm 118:1
This Thanksgiving Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church gave thanks to God by sharing their blessings with their local Lorain community. 8 members of the parish, including Fr Aleksa Pavichevich and his mother Barbara Pavichevich, Kim and Kata Malobabic, Kathy and Farrah Fritsch, and Dee Dee and Anna Tumbas donated their time this Holiday season serving dinner at the Haven Shelter.
The St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus celebrated their Church Slava on Sunday, November 18th 2012. His Grace Bishop Mitrofan, assisted by parish priest Fr. Isak Kisin, served the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, which was followed with the blessing of the Slava Kolac and Koljivo.
At the beginning of the Divine Liturgy His Grace Bishop Mitrofan tonsured and ordained 9 Readers. Following the Service a Slava luncheon was prepared in the social hall by the Circle of Serbian Sisters and St. George Brotherhood for everyone in attendance. During the luncheon the parish priest, Fr. Isak, for his faithful pastoral work, was elevated to the dignified rank of Protonamesnik by His Grace Bishop Mitrofan.
On the feast day of Saint John the Merciful and venerable Nilus of Sinai His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of God in Trebinje. Following the Holy Liturgy the faithful listened to the sermon of His Grace Bishop Grigorije.
Source: Diocese of Zahumlje-Herzegovina