With the blessing of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and under auspices of the Metropolitanate of St.Petersburg and His Eminence Metropolitan Varsonufiy, the Christmas exhibition was opened in St. Petersburg on 23 December 2015.
This year, the Diocese of Zica from Serbia was invited as well. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Justin, representatives of the Diocese of Zica brought to the exhibition an icon of the Most Holy Mother of God Hodegetria which is being posted on the upper part of the altar of the church of the Ascension of the Lord in Cacak (Mother of God of Gradac).
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, as the administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America of the Serbian Patriarchate, visited the Argentinian province of Chaco from 27 until 30 November 2015.
The Metropolitan was accompanied by Venerable Archimandrite Kirilo (Bojovic), Bishop\s deputy of His Eminence; protodeacon Nikola Radis from Buenos Aires and protodeacon Igor Balaban. They were welcomed by the parish priest of the church of Saint Nicholas in Machagai Branko Stanisic and few Orthodox believers at the airport in Resistencia, on Friday, 27 November 2015.
Accompanied by Kiril Bojovic, Bishop’s deputy, presbyter Stefan Jovanovic and Mr. Sebastian Gvozdenovic, Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral visited General Madriaga in late afternoon, on 26 November 2015.
The Metropolitan was welcomed by the faithful from this town, although they have not had their church so-far. However, they have the National house of the Yugoslav Society “Njegos”, where the congregation gather and sometimes attend the liturgies, performed by local parish priest Stefan Jovanovic. This vesper service was celebrated at this place as well. Metropolitan Amfilohije held a sermon speaking about the significance of the church in life of each believing Christian, and called upon the present to personally engage in mission of erecting an Orthodox church in General Madriaga. After the dinner the Metropolitan returned to Buenos Aires.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and with the organization of the Steering Committee of the Patriarchate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Saint Sava Special Hospital for Cerebrovascular Diseases, andunder the auspices of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia, a humanitarian gathering in the crypt of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava was held on 10 December 2015.
By the number of strokes Serbia is among the leading countries of the world. Nowadays in the world in every twenty minutes one stroke happens, and in every sixty minutes someone dies. The Saint Sava Hospital provides care for about 80 percents of all strokes that occur in a wider territory of Belgrade. In addition to it, this hospital is specialized for treatment of the stroke; every minute counts, and the very first three hours since the stroke have been most important for a patient.
St. Nicholas of Myra, the Patron Saint-day (slava) of Bishop David of Krusevac, was solemnly celebrated at Bagdala with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. Along with the congregation of the faithful, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishops Pahomije of Vranje and Jeronim of Jegar celebrated.
On the eve of the feast-day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, on 18 December 2015, His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac along with His Grace Bishop Pahomije of Vranje with the concelebration of protosyncellos Tihon, head of the monastery of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in Mrzenica, protopresbyter-staurophor Ljubivoje Radovic and protodeacon Andrije Jelic, served the festal Vigil service in the church of Saint John the Baptist on Bagdala.