His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Srem marked the anniversary of the episcopal service with the solemn Hierarchal Liturgy in Sremski Karlovci on 23 November 2013
At Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci the clergy, monks, the faithful of the Diocese of Srem and students of the Karlovac Seminary gathered to mark the 35th anniversary of the episcopal service of Bishop of Srem. Priests of the Diocese of Srem and the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac concelebrated.
On Saturday, November 16th, on the feast of the Transfer of the relics of Holy Greatmartyr George, at Rakovica monastery the liturgical baptism of 80 pupils of Belgrade's primary and secondary schools was performed. Besides pupils, their parents and teachers were also baptized.
On Monday, November 18th, His Grace Bishop Dr Jovan of Nis visited the Serbian Training Command in Nis and at first consecrated the chapel dedicated to Holy Great Martyr George, and then he served there the Divine Liturgy.
The Bishop was concelebrated by diocesan dean of Nis I and chief military priest of the Serbian Armed Forces Captain Sladjan Vlajic. Major General Milovan Simovic attended the Liturgy with associates and other members of the Serbian Training Command.
The capital city of the Diocese of Backa, Novi Sad, celebrated worthily its Patron Saint-day - the Trаnslation of the Relics of Saint George the Great martyr.
The feast day’s vigil service was celebrated by Archimandrite Sergije (Karanovic), brother of the monastery Rmanj, from the diocese of Bihac-Petrovac. On the very day of the feast His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of arhimandrite Sergije and local priests at the Cathedral church of Saint George.