Solemn Procession in honour and glory of Our Holy Father Basil of Ostrog the Wonderworker went through streets of Niksic14. May 2012 - 12:48
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriaarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Their Graces Bishops retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Nikanor of Banat, Filaret of Milesevo, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Maxim of Western America with great number of priests and believers led on Saturday, May 12 a solemn procession in honour and glory of Our Father Basil of Ostrog which went through streets of Niksic.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch consecrated today newly built monastery of St. Sava in Golija with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Nikanor of Banat, Filaret of Mileseva, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Maxim of Western America on Sunday, May 13, 2012 and he served the Divine Liturgy there.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Divine Liturgy in Herzegovina's village of Mrkonjici, on the feast of St. Basil of Ostrog with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, retired Atanasije of Herzegovina, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Fotije of Dalmatia and Maxim of Western America.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch came today to Trebinje where he was welcomed by the highest officials of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Republic of Srpska, as well as thousands of citizens of this and neighbouring municipalities. The Patriarch was welcomed by Their Graces Bishops Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Fotije of Dalmatia, Maxim of Western America and retired Bishop Atanasije (Jevtic); as well as the President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik, director of the Department for faith of the Republic of Srpska Jovo Turanjanin, adviser to the President of Serbia Mladjen Djordjevic, BiH Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Mirko Sarovic, Serbian director Emir Kusturica, priesthood and monks of the Diocese of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, as well as many guests.
The church slava of the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi, seat of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic, which church is devoted to St. Great Martyr George, began on the Eve of the feast on Saturday, May 5, with the solemn vigil service. The service was held by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, vicar of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch with the concelebration of many priests. The vigil service was attended by His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, who addressed the present.