His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Jagodina on Sunday, October 16, 2011, on the feast day of St. Dyonisius the Areopagite, the Athenisan judge who was converted to Christianity with a sermon of Apostle Paul at Athenian areopagus, and who was according to the legend the first Athenian bishop, and served the Divine Liturgy with his host Bishop Jovan of Sumaidja and with the concelebration of a guest from greece father Sotiros Patras and the clergy of the Diocese of Sumaidja. The occasion for this visit of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej was a memorial service for the 80th anniversary since the erection and the consecration of the monument to suffered citizens of Jagodina in all wars fought for the liberation of Serbia, which is located at the Square of youth in the centre of the city.
Also this year, 2011, as before, since in the village of Mrzenica a church was raised dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, the church slava was celebrated fully and solemnly.
In an early morning a pious people came to the Liturgy which was served by archimandrite Alexy, heugomen of the Saint Luke monastery, father Jovan Jocix, retired priest of the parish in Makresan and father Tihon, heugomen of the monastery of Mrzenica.
On Sunday, October 16, His Grace Bishop dr Jovan of Nis visited Kursumlija and in the church of Holy Trinity along with the priesthood of the hierarchal vicarage of Toplica served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy.