Maraquai – Presbyters Aleksandar Djurdjevic and Antonio Garcia celebrated the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy along with the choir that sang responses at the church of Saint John the Baptist in Maracai. Following the Holy Liturgy there was a traditional agape dinner.
Caracas – On the feast day of the Meeting of the Lord at the Russian church of Saint Nicholas the Holy Liturgy was served by local priests. The choir of the Russian St. Nicholas church sang responses.
The feast day of the Meeting of the Lord – Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia also this year was solemnly celebrated аt historic Orasac.
The celebration of this great feast day of the Church of Christ began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Jovan of Sumadia with the concelebration of episcopal deans of Orasac and Topola and its clergy. Attending the Holy Liturgy there were Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and Princess Katherine, Mr. Velimir Ilic, Minister of Construction and Urbanism, Mr. Bojan Radovic, president of the Municipality of Mladenovac, as well as other personalities.
Marking four years of Patriarchal ministry of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Divine Liturgy at the Podvorye of the Church of Holy Trinity of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the Patriarchal ministry of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 10 February 2013. Protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, dean of the Podvorye, concelebrated.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan, the exhibition “Hilandar – Heritage and Restoration” was solemnly opened on 9 February 2013. The exhibition is co-organized by the Cathedral Church of Saint Sava in New York and the Foundation of the Holy Monastery of Hilandar from Belgrade and will be opened until 5 May 2013 at the parish house of Saint Sava church on Manhattan (15W 25th Street).
President Nikolic and Serbian Patriarch Irinej expressed their concern regarding the security of the citizens and the Serbian Church in Kosovo and Metohia, especially after recent events with respect to the monastery of Decani. They both agreed that the international organizations, which were present in the South Serbian province, were bound with the mandate, approved by the Republic of Serbia, to protect rights and security of citizens and religious shrines in Kosovo and Metohia.