In Velika Foca, a Decani metochion dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the feast day of the Beheading of St. John the Forerunner was solemnly celebrated. The Hierarchal Divine Liturgy was served by heugomen of the monastery of Decani, archimandrite Sava with concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Milenko Dragic, heugomen of the Zociste monastery protosyngellos Stefan and the parish priest of Orahovad presbyter Sinisa Jerinic. In the Liturgy about hundred believers took part from Orahovac and Velika Hoca. There were lots of children who carried icons in the solemn procession.
His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served yesterday the Divine Liturgy in the church of St. John the Baptist at the Central cemetary, with the concelebration of priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met today at the Serbian Patriarchate His Grace Bishop Filaret of Milesevo, the mayor of Priboj Mr. Lazar Rvovic and director of the FAP Priboj Mr. Mirko Stojevic.
Saturday evening found approximately two dozen parishioners in attendance for Vespers. The highlight of the evening was the Blessing of the Five Loaves of Bread by our beloved Bishop Maxim. As the prayers of Thanks and Praise were intoned, a quiet hush overcame all in attendance. As Vladika anointed each person with holy oil and gave them a piece of the blessed bread, each person present gathered by the North door in silent acknowledgment that we had been touched by the Holy Spirit during the service. Each person seemed to find it difficult to leave Church! We all silently acknowledged that we were in a place of utter inner peace. After the last person venerated the cross and received the bread, both Fr. Dane Popovic and Fr. William Weir began hearing Confessions. It was now time to prepare our inner selves for Divine Liturgy for the next day.