On Sunday, October 23, 2011 there was 35 years since the death of the first Bishop Valerian of Sumadija of blessed repose. The remembrance of this virtuous Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church was marked with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church in Kragujevac, after which the memorial service was served on the tomb of Bishop Valerian.
On the feast day of St. Stephen of Serbia - the Blind on Saturday, October 22 His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Divine Liturgy in the small church of St. Sava on Vracar. He was concelebrated by many priests and deacons. Bishop Atanasije gave a sermon on St. Stephen the Blind, reminding of the hard time in which he lived and suffered, when also the whole Serbian people suffered.
Source: Radio Slovo Ljubve
On the day when we celebrate Holy Martyrs of Sergej and Vakha His Grace Bishop Dr Jovan of Nis with priests of the hierarchal vicarage of Pirot and Bela Palanka served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of Christ in Pirot.
A great joy were the kids, students of religious education in the schools of Pirot, who welcomed their Bishop and who read the Prayer of the Lord at the Liturgy and partook the Holy Communion. The Bishop gave the Prayer book to all the present as the gift.
His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac visited on October 18, 2011 the church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos in Padez. His Grace Bishop was welcomed by father Milorad Prsic, the parish priest of Padez, with children.
Source: Diocese of Krusevac
Seven decades ago Kragujevac and area were the scene of one of the bloodiest crimes in the Second World War. Fascist soldiers in retaliation in a few days shot many thousands of innocent civilians including a number of children.