Bishop Atanasije visits President of Republic of Srpska

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac met with President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik at the Palace of the President of the Republic of Srpska in Banja Luka yesterday

The meeting was attended by Mr. Miladin Dragicevic, advisor to the President, and Mr. Zorn Jurisc, chief of the cabinet of Bishop Atanasije. Bishop Atanasije and President Dodik discussed the actual themes concerning all citizens of the Republic of Srpska, and especially the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. President Dodik called for a closer cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the state institutions of the Republic of Srpska. 

Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica

Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica
Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica
Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica
Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica

On the eve of the feast day of Saint Petka at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije served the Divine Liturgy

The choir of Saint Mark the Apostle and the Evangelist from Podgorica and the chor of the Cetinje Seminary sang responses. After the end of the Liturgy, the Saint Petka Day's procession went through streets of Podgorica with more than thousand citizens. The procession was organized seven days after the first "pride" parade, by the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral for Montenegrin honor, sanctity of marriage and having children. The procession, with the protection from the relics of Saint Petka, began at the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection of Christ and went through the center of the city. 

Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica

Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica
Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica
Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica
Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica

The feast day of Venerable mother Parascheva was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church at Cukarica dedicated to this great saint

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the local priests. The choir of this church Saint Joachim and Anna sang responses. 

Diplomats of European Union visit Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac

Diplomats of European Union visit Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac
Diplomats of European Union visit Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac
Diplomats of European Union visit Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac
Diplomats of European Union visit Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac

Chief of the Political of the Office of the special representative of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Thomas Busch, Deputy Ambassador of the Czech Republic Mr. Slavomir Goga and the head of the diplomatic bureau of Belgium Mr. Jean-Pierre Biebuyk visited yesterday  Bishop Atanasije at the Diocesan court in Bosanski Petrovac.

It was planned that Ambassador of the European Union led this visit personally by himself, but unexpectedly he could not make it, so Mr. Thomas Busch led. The guests and the Bishop discussed about general issues of life on the territory of the Diocese of Bihac-Petrovac which covers Una-Sana and Livanj cantons.

Bishop David of Stobi serves in Johannesburg

His Grace Bishop David of Stobi and locum tenens of Strumice visited Johanessburg on the occasion of the church slava and 35th anniversary of the jubilee of the church of Saint Thomas the Apostle, which dean is archimandrite Pantaleon

On 16 October, His Eminence Metropolitan Damascinos of Johanessburg and Pretoria from the Patriarchate of Alexandria received His Grace Bishop David of Stobi and in his honor the doxology was served. Bishop David conveyed the greetings of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and informed Metropolitan with the sufferings that His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan endures.