His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch along with his Vicar, Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno received on August 23, 2011 in an official visit, Director of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, Mr. Viktor Ivanov.
In discussion significant issues of drug trafficking were pointed out, which do not just represent a criminal offense, but also entail many other misdeeds. Mr. Ivanov informed His Holliness with results of the research of his Federal Service regarding a distribution of narcotics that finance later a variety of illegal activities of certain criminal structures, which do not care about the spiritual, moral, and mental health of those who were caught into the trap of drug addiction, but exclusively a personal and quick gain.
Cathedral church of Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb solemnly celebrated its church slava. The celebration began with a service of the vesper on the Eve of the feast day, and it was served by Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana. He was concelebrated by the priests of Zagreb. Next day, on the feast day of the Transfiguration of the Lord Metropolitan Jovan served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of seven priests and two deacons of our Metropolitanate.
On Friday, August 19, 2011, on the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, in all churches of the Orthodox Diocese of Vranje Holy Liturgies were served.
Each year, on the feast day of the Transfiguration of the Lord, the church slava of the Komagovina monastery in Banija, a great number of people gather who together celebrate the slava, so the same was this year.
His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral served on Sunday, August 21, with priests the Divine Liturgy in the church of Holy Trinity in the Ostrog monastery.