The St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus celebrated their Church Slava on Sunday, November 18th 2012. His Grace Bishop Mitrofan, assisted by parish priest Fr. Isak Kisin, served the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, which was followed with the blessing of the Slava Kolac and Koljivo.
At the beginning of the Divine Liturgy His Grace Bishop Mitrofan tonsured and ordained 9 Readers. Following the Service a Slava luncheon was prepared in the social hall by the Circle of Serbian Sisters and St. George Brotherhood for everyone in attendance. During the luncheon the parish priest, Fr. Isak, for his faithful pastoral work, was elevated to the dignified rank of Protonamesnik by His Grace Bishop Mitrofan.
On the feast day of Saint John the Merciful and venerable Nilus of Sinai His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of God in Trebinje. Following the Holy Liturgy the faithful listened to the sermon of His Grace Bishop Grigorije.
Source: Diocese of Zahumlje-Herzegovina
On Sunday, 25 November 2012, at the Cathedral church in Nis, His Grace Bishop Ignjatije of Branicevo celebrated the Divine Liturgy. Bishop Jovan of Nis and the clergy of the city of Nis concelebrated.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday, on 26 November 2012, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Dr. Zivadin Jovanovic, the president of the Belgrade Forum for the World of Equals. Mr. Jovanovic informed the Patriarch about activities of independent and nonpartisan associations with regards to marking significant anniversaries from the recent and distant history of Serbia and the Serbian people.
During the conversation the historical contribution and the role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in preservation and protection of the national, spiritual and cultural identity of the Serbian people.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today, on 23 November 2012, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade H.E. Archbishop Orlando Antonini, the Apostolic Nuncio in Belgrade, accompanied by H.E. Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar and Mr. Dejan Miladinovic, the Director of the Opera of the National Theater in Belgrade.