Founder's Patron Saint-day of Vratna Monastery

On the second day of Christmas, on the Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Grace Bishop Ilarion of Timok celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Vratna monastery which marked the same day as its Founder's Patron Saint-day - Saint Nikodim of Tismana.

The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Vlajko Bankovic, protosynchelos Simeon and archdeacon Ilija. In his feast day's sermon, Bishop Ilarion reminded on the life of Saint Nikodim,  for who it is known that he built monasteries of Vratna and Manastirica, and also it is believed that he is the founder of Monastery of Bukova.

Source: Diocese of Timok