Feast day of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple celebrated
The Feast day of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple was celebrated conciliarly and liturgically throughout our local Church.
Dalmatia, Krajina - His Grace Bishop Fotije of Dalmataia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Lazarica in Dalmatian Kosovo, while in the monastery of the Most Holy Three-handed Theotokos His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovci held the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of hieromonk Naum.
Herzegovinа - In the Zavala monastery the church slava was celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was held by retired Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno with the concelebration of heugomen Vasilije. In Mostar the Divine Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina with the concelebration of local priests.
Vienna - His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, the administrator of the Diocese of Austria-Switzerland served the Divine Liturgy in the Vienna's church of the Resurrection of Christ. The church choir St. John the Baptist from Backa Palanka sang along with pious people.
Montenegro – On the occasion of the church slava of the monastery of Sudikovo near Berane the Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic. The Dobrska Celija monastery near celebrated the church slava with the Divine Liturgy. The church service was served by parish priest of Cetinje presbyter Andjelko Boricic with a prayerful participation of heugomen of Cetinje monastery protosyngellos Metodije.
Australia - The missionary parish from Jang celebrated its slava on Saturday, December 3, 2011. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Irinej with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Ilije Dragosavljevic and Nikola Bilic and deacon Nemanja Mrdjenovic.
Mount Athos - The Holy Serbian imperial laura the monastery of Hilandar solemnly celebrated its monastery slava. On the Eve of the slava, the All night vigil was served with the participation of monks from other monasteries of Mount Athos and preseng guests. Especially brotherly connections between Vatoped and Hilandar were based in the time of St. Sava and Symeon the Myrrh-Gushing. This year, as the representative of the Hilandar brothers is His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija.