Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Bishop Maxim in Denver, Colorado

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers and the day we commemorate the Holy 20,000 Maryrs of Nicomedia, His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America made an archpastoral visit to the parish of St. John the Baptist in the state of Colorado. This visit was made all the more festive and significant since His Grace, the bishop, was greeted by the faithful from two Orthodox parishes, St. John's and St. Herman of Alaska (OCA).

Thanksgiving at the beginning of New Year in Podgorica

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Archbishop of Cetinje , Locum tenens of the throne of the Serbian patriarchs, served with the priests at midnight in front of the church of St. George under Gorica in Podgorica a fervent prayer for the new summer of the goodness of the Lord.

Fervent prayer for the beginning of the New Year in Djurdjevi Stupovi

On January 13, 2010 in the front of the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi the Yule logs were laid which had been previously consecrated by His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic.

The cornerstone of the Despot Stefan Church at hospital in Smederevska Palanka

On the feast day of the Holy Archdeacon and Protomartyr Stephen, January 9, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Shumadia visited the hospital "Despot Stefan Visoki" in Smederevska Palanka. On that occasion Bishop with the priesthood consecrated the land, laid the cornerstone and the Holy Cross for the new church within the premises of the aforementioned hospital.

Bishop Atanasije at Vavedenje Monastery

Today's feast day of the 20,000 Holy Martyrs of Nicomedia was  officially celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Vavedenje Monastery on Senjak in Belgrade. The Holy Hierarhal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno. During the Holy Liturgy, Bishop presented the hagiography of the holiday, which formed a message to the people how to live in Christ and with Christ, as did all our ancestors.