His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended a solemn academy at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade on October 23, 2012 regarding the centennial of the World War I and the liberation of Serbia.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and Their Graces Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic and Grigorije, Bishop of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral consecrated a new church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Jasenovo Polje near Nikšić on Thursday, October 18th.
Several thousand believers, among which there was the famous Serbian tennis player Novak Đoković with his family, were present at this ceremony.
The representative of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace George, Bishop of Canada, arrived for a visit to the Church-school congregation of Saint Sava in Johannesburg, on Wednesday, October 18, 2012, on the occasion of the church Slava of Saint Thomas the Apostle.
An overwhelming crowd of faithful attended the Krsna Slava of the Monastery of New Gracanica in Third Lake, IL on Sunday, October 14th. Considering the weather over the weekend – storms, wind and a thunderous downpour of rain – it was an unexpected joy and celebration! It is to the Most Holy Mother of God, our Patron, that we owe our gratitude.
The feast commemorates the event in 903 when during the siege of Constantinople worried citizens gathered in the Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, imploring the Theotokos’ intercession in the face of impending danger from invaders. Not only did the Mother of God respond, but she appeared and held her veil over the faithful as a sign of protection from all visible and invisible enemies. From that moment on, people knew they could turn to her.
The National World War II Victims Remembrance Day was marked with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at the plateau in front of the church of Holy New Martyrs of Kragujevac in Šumarice. Here on this place on October 21, 1941 thousands of the citizens of Šumadia were killed.