His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was an official guest at the celebration organized on the occasion of the Military Academy Day - March 18th.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch receieved on March 20, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Knut Wollebeck, Ambassador for Human and Minority Rights at the OSCE mission in Belgrade.
The reception was attended by Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Atanasije of Hvosno.
On Sunday of the Life-giving Cross, in the church of Holy Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos in Dubrovnik, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Goran Spaic, the parish priest of Dubrovnik, protopresbyter-staurophor Radivoj Krulj, parish priest of Mostar and deacon Vladimir Vukanovic.
On the third Sunday of the Venerable Cross which is called the Sunday of the Life-giving Cross, because the Cross is brought on the Sunday matin service. On March 18, 2011 on Sunday of the Venerable Crossm the Divine Liturgy was served in the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour with the presence of many believers.
On the March 18th, 2012, the Third Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, His Grace Bishop Maxim, V. Rev. Nicholas Ceko, V. Rev. Lazar Vasiljevic, V. Rev. Ilija Dajkovic, Rev. Heiromonk Jovan Babic, Rev. Norman Kosanovich, and the parishioners of the Saint Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra, California commemorated the Precious and Life-Gving Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At this point on our lenten journey, "the Life-Giving Cross is presented to us for refreshment and assurance, for remembrance of our Lord's Passion, and for comfort...." and prepares us for the commemoration of the Crucifixion during Holy Week.
Source: Western American Diocese