With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis, on the day when the Church celebrates Holy Apostle Philip, the protector and the Patron Saint’s Day of the Association of the Deaf in Nis, at Saint Nicholas church the Divine Liturgy for the hearing impaired was celebrated. As far as we know, this is the first Liturgy of this kind celebrated in the Serbian Orthodox Church. Protopresbyter Nenad Mikic, the parish priest of the Association of the Deaf in Nis, served the Liturgy. Deacon Ognjen Stankovic was translating during the Holy Liturgy,and he is religious teacher at the Special school “Bubanj” and who participated in the project The Liturgical manual for the hearing impaired.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met today with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic and Professor Dr. Oliver Antic, the advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia.
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.