His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadia served yesterday, on the feast day of Venerable Isaiah, Dalmatus and Faustus, on August 16, 2012, the Divine Liturgy and the memorial service to King Peter I the Liberator in the church of Saint George, the endownment of the Royal family of Karadjordjevic on Oplenac.
Serbian Prime Minister Mr. Ivica Dacic and His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana, vicar of Serbian Patriarch, thanked yesterday the firemen from Serbia, who participated in extingushing the fire on the Mount Athos near the Hilandar monastery.
By the suggestion of His Grace Bishop Hrizostom of Zica, Right Reverend Archimandrite Jovan Radosavljevic was awarded with the order of Saint Sava. On the feast day of the Transfer of Relics of Saint hieromartyr Archdeacon Stephen the Divine Liturgy ,in the monastery of Zica, was served by His Grace Bishop Hrizostom of Zica with the concelebration of Bishop Jovan of Sumadia. The Divine Liturgy was attended by Bishop Irinej of Backa. Bishop Jovan of Sumadia read the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops about the highest distintinction of our Holy Church to Archimandrite Jovan Radosavljevic and Bishop Irinej of Backa, on behal of the Holy Synod of Bishops, handed over the order to father Jovan.
Celebration of the Transfer of the relics of Saint archdeacon Stephen - the slava of the monastery devoted to this hieromartyr in the village of Slanci near Belgrade, began with the feast day's vigil service on the eve of the holiday and its peak reached in the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was served, with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, by Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.