It is a very rare event that Serbian Patriarch visits some place. That Blessing and that happiness East Bosnia has these days. Upon the invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch accepted the invitation joyfully to visit this diocese. After Dobrun monastery on Thursday Patriarch Irinej visited also Foca, where he came to enhance the Patron Saint's Day of the Faculty of Theology "St. Basil of Ostrog" in Foca, and in this way to see students and theologians of the Seminary of St. Peter of Dabrobosna.
The magnificent church of St. Basil of Ostrog on Banjica today was small to recieve many believers who came to this church to prayerfully celebrate the feast day of St. Basil of Ostrog the Wonderworker. With the concelebration of priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bushop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch Irinej.
On the feast day of St. George, the Patron Saint's Day of the church of St. George in Dvor na Uni, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovci with the concelebration of priests and monks of our Diocese.
Followin the Divine Liturgy, which was attended by many believers from this place, especially the children, there was blessing of slava cake, procession around the church and consecration of a fountain in the church court yard.
The Reverend Father Damjan S. Bozic, Cathedral Deacon at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, was awarded a Doctor of Ministry Degree on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, at the University of St.Mary of the Lake - Mundelein Seminary following the successful completion of his doctoral studies and acceptance of his dissertation.
His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America celebrated the first day of Pascha by serving Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, where the parish's Slava was celebrated. Serving with Bishop Longin were Archpriest-Stavrophor Dennis Pavichevich, Priests Darko Spasojevic, Radovan Jakovljevic and Vasilije Vranic, and Deacons Damjan Bozic and Nikolaj Kostur.