On Sunday, 4 November 2012, the 780th anniversary of the establishment of the Metropolitanate of Srebrenica will be marked.
The Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla and the Serbian Orthodox Church-school congregation of Srebrenica organize a solemn welcome of the relics of Saint Despot Stefan Lazarevic in the church of the Holy Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, on Sunday, 4 November 2012 at 10 a.m., at the Divine Liturgy which will be celebrated by His Grace Vasilije, Bishop of Zvornik-Tuzla.
Saint Despot Stefan Lazarevic (1377-1427), a son of Saint Prince Lazar, the Serbian ruler, lawgiver and poet, after six centuries comes back to Srebrenica, his hometown.
His Grace Vasilije, Bishop of Zvornik-Tuzla, will bring a particle of the relics of Saint Despot Stefan Lazarevic, which will remain as a greatest shrine and a blessing in the church of the Holy Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in Srebrenica.
His Holiness Kyr Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met today, on 2 November 2012, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Eminence John, Metropolitan of Belgorod. Their Graces Pahomije, Bishop of Vranje, and Antonije, Bishop of Moravica, were present at the audience.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, consecrated on Sunday, October 28 2012, a gilded cross which was placed on the central dome of the Cathedral church of Saint Jovan Vladimir in Bar. His Eminence Metropolitan was concelebrated by Their Eminences Theodore of Mukachev and Juzhnogarad from the Ukranian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and Artemius, Archbishop of Gornyen and Volgov from the Belarus Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, as well as His Grace Jovan, Bishop of Lipljan, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch.
With the blessing of His Holiness Kyr Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and His Holiness Kyr Theodor, Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, His Grace George, Bishop of Canada and His Eminence Damaskinos, Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of St. Apostle Thomas in Johannesburg, on 21 (8) October 2012, on the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of the church.
On the occasion of the church Patron Saint-day (slava) His Holiness Kyr Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated yesterday, on October 31, 2012, the Divine Liturgy at the church of Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke on Kosutnjak. The clergy of this church along with clergy of other Belgrade churches concelebrated.