The exhibition entitled Christianity in Niš throughout Centuries was opened at the Synagogue gallery in Niš on 10 January 2013. Besides the high dignitaries of the city of Niš, there was also present His Grace Bishop Jovan of Niš, who delivered the welcome speech.
On Monday, 14 January 2013, when the feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated, and the memory of Saint Basil the Great and the New Year according to the Julian calendar, parish priests of the Vienna's church of the Resurrection of Christ, with their parishioners arranged a solemn New Year's reception for friends of the church.
Delegations of the Ecumenical and Serbian Patriarchates arrived together to Constantinople.
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arranged on 14 January 2013 an audience for the Serbian delegation. On this occasion Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited two significant shrines of the ancient Imperial City – the church of the Most Holy Mother of God -''Pammakaristos'' and the church of the Most Holy Mother of God of Vlacherna.
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren celebrated on 13 January 2013 the Divine Liturgy in the church of Saint George (XIV century), the endowment of the Runovic family, in Prizren. This small temple is located just behind the Cathedral church of Saint George, within the complex of the Episcopal palace in Prizren, was burned in 2004 pogrom. All frescoes were burned then, and their restoration was finished couple of months ago. The restaurators from Thessaloniki were engaged and they managed to preserve all frescoes which lost their pigment because of the immense heat in the fire.