Saint Lazarus gatherings in the Diocese of Nis

Saint Lazarus gatherings in the Diocese of Nis
Saint Lazarus gatherings in the Diocese of Nis
Saint Lazarus gatherings in the Diocese of Nis
Saint Lazarus gatherings in the Diocese of Nis

Marking of the feast-day of Saint Prince Lazar of Kosovo and all holy martyrs of Serbia in the Diocese of Nis began with a festal Vigil celebrated by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis at the Cathedral church of Nis. The feast-day was crowned with the Divine Liturgy and the memorial service for all who had laid their lives for the Orthodox faith and the fatherland in the church of Holy Archangels in Kondzelj. This year a special blessing and a great joy was brought by the head of our Church His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the President of Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic.

The Feast-day of Saint Lazarus at the Saint Petka monastery

The Feast-day of Saint Lazarus at the Saint Petka monastery
The Feast-day of Saint Lazarus at the Saint Petka monastery
The Feast-day of Saint Lazarus at the Saint Petka monastery
The Feast-day of Saint Lazarus at the Saint Petka monastery

At the monastery of Saint Petka in Bijeljina’s suburb of Pet jezera, the central celebration of Saint Lazarus of Kosovo was held, organized by the Third Infantry Regiment,  observer of the tradition of the Army of the Republic of Srpska within the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Crypt of Podgorica’s Cathedral Church of the Resurrection of Christ consecrated

His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije and Their Graces Bishops Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic and Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo with clergy and faithful people consecrated on June 30th the crypt of the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, and they served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy there.

The Feast of Saint Lazarus celebrated in Gracanica

The Feast of Saint Lazarus celebrated in Gracanica
The Feast of Saint Lazarus celebrated in Gracanica
The Feast of Saint Lazarus celebrated in Gracanica
The Feast of Saint Lazarus celebrated in Gracanica

The feast-day of Saint Lazarus of Kosovo (Vidovdan) was solemnly celebrated in Gracanica monastery. The memorial service was served for the Kosovo heroes at Gazimestan.

In the monastery of Gracanica, the feast of Saint Lazarus, Great-martyr of Kosovo, was solemnly celebrated. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated  the Divine Liturgy. Their Graces Bishops Justin of Timok, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and the retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina along with clergy and monks from several dioceses of our Church concelebrated to the Bishop. High representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Srpska attended the Liturgy: Minister of Culture Mr. Bratislav  Petkovic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Dr. MiletaRadojevic and Minister of Transport of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Nedeljko Cubrilovic with colleagues.

Audience at Serbian Patriarchate on 2 July 2013

Audience at Serbian Patriarchate on 2 July 2013
Audience at Serbian Patriarchate on 2 July 2013
Audience at Serbian Patriarchate on 2 July 2013
Audience at Serbian Patriarchate on 2 July 2013

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Velimir Ilic, Minister of Construction and Urbanism in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate  on July 2nd, 2013.