Stojan Andov: Archbishop Jovan is a political prisoner

The first President of the pluralistic Assembly of R. Macedonia, Mr Stojan Andov is one more renowned Macedonian politician who indicates to the domestic public that Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid is a political prisoner!

In his article for the weekly magazine “Fokus” (issue 935, 06.09.2013), Mr Stojan Andov stresses that serious warnings are being sent by the international community in regard to the political prisoners in R. Macedonia, amongst which Mr Stojan Andov is highlighting the name of Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid.

It is not the first time that some distinguished Macedonian politician, as is Mr Stojan Andov, who was on three terms the President of the Assembly of R. Macedonia, publicizes that Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid is a political prisoner.

Patriarch Irinej calls Sarajevo Serbs to preserve their faith, culture and language

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited on Sunday, 15 September, the building of the Administrative centre of the City of East Sarajevo, where he talked to the leadership of the City, city municipalities, as well as to representatives of the Republic of Srpska in the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Patriarch Irinej serves in Cathedral church in Sarajevo

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on Sunday, 15 September 2013 the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Sarajevo on the occasion of 60 years of the ministry as a priest and 40 years of the ministry as a bishop in the Serbian Orthodox Church of His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabar-Bosna.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosna

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, came yesterday, on 14 September 2013, in two-day visit to the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosna where he served today, on 15 September 2013, the Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the ministry as a priest and the 40th anniversary of the ministry as a bishop of His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabar-Bosna

The Patriarch was welcomed at the Cathedral Church where the doxology in his honour was served by Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabar-Bosna, Bishop Lukijan of Osek-Polje, priests and monks of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosna. Many believers from Sarajevo, East Sarajevo, Pale, Sokolac and other places from Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia attended the service.

Feast day of the church of Saint Alexander Nevsky

The feast day of Saint Alexander Nevsky was solemnly celebrated with Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church devoted to the great Russian saint in Belgrade 

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana served the Holy Hierchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the clergy of Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac. The service was attended by Dr. Mileta Radojevic, director of the Office for Cooperation with traditional Churches and religious communities. The Bishop cut the slava cake with this year's hosts of the slava, Mr. Dejan and Mrs. Dejana Doder. After that the agape lunch followed.