Anniversary of the episcopal service on the throne of the Bishops of Nis of His Grace Bishop Dr Jovan (Puric) of Nis8. August 2012 - 11:37
On the day when the Orthodox Church celebrates prayerfully a solemn memorial of the Assumption of Saint Anna the Mother of Most Holy Theotokos and Saint deaconess Olympiad, the Church of Christ in Constantine's city of Nis solemnly celebrated the end of the blessed year of the episcopal service of His Grace, father and our teacher Dr Jovan.
HIs Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren served on the feast day of Saint Prophet Elijah the Divine LIturgy in Leska, in Northern Kosovo. He was concelebrated by the abbot of the monastery of Black River archimandrite Jovan and priests of the Episcopal Deanery of MItrovica. After the Liturgy and blessing the slava cake Bishop Teodosije consecrated a new church hall, and then later there was a cultural and art programme for the guests.
The village Prkosi not so far from Bosanski Petrovac had on July 29, 2012 an unusual joy and memorable event. After a long-term reconstruction of the church, His Grace Bishop Hrizostom of Bihac-Petrovac consecrated the church of the Dormition of the Theotokos which was burnt by the Army of BiH in 1995.
Marcha - On Sunday, July 29, 2012 Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the place where the Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Marca devoted to Saint Gabriel the Archangel. Metropolitan was concelebrated by presbyter Ljubisa Miodragovic, Aleksandar Tarabic, Dalibor Petkovic, Nikola Radomirovic and Darko Patakovic. In his sermon Metropolitan Jovan reminded of suffering and the rise of the monastery Marca through history.
Father +Ambrose Jackson (10.12.1935- 4.8.2012), reposed in the Lord on Saturday evening in Adelaide.
Father +Ambrose was an Anglican priest who converted to Orthodoxy, with his family, in 2008. He was ordained a presbyter by His Grace Irinej, Bishop of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, on Sunday, 15 August 2010. Father +Ambrose was attached to Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Hindmarsh, Adelaide and he was elevated to a dignity of a protopresbyter on Lazarus Saturday this year in the Saint Sava Monastery in Elaine (Vic).