Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at church at the Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery

On the feast day of the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos on January 8, 2010 His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic Niksic  served with the priesthood the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Djurdjevi Stupovi monastery near Berane.After the end of the liturgy, Bishop gave a sermon to the  gathered people, where he especially referred to the graceful gifts that we received from our intercessor before the Lord The Most Holy Virgin Mary.

Source: Diocese of Budimlje and Niksic

Patron Saint's Day of Republic of Srpska

On the occasion of the feast day of the Holy Archdeacon and Protomartyr Stephen, Patron Saint's Day of the Republic of Srpska, His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Savior in Banja Luka.

Christmas Eve celebrated nationwide

At the Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci evening service was by  Bishop Vasilije of Srem, with the concelebration of priesthood of Karlovac, and then he consecrated the Yule log burned at the fountain "Four lions" on the main square. The Yule log has been placed tonight in both churches in Loznica, as well as in all parish and monastery churches in Jadar, in the presence of lots of the faithful. Despite the heavy rain, burning of the yule log in Loznica, in the church of Holy protection of the Theotokos and in the new church of the Ascension of the Lord, was attended by hundreds of the faithful. In the same way it was also in the nearby monasteries and Tronosha and Chokeshina and in temples in Banja Koviljacha, Draginac and in other places in Jadar.

Archbishop Amfilohije consecrates Yule logs in front of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ

In the presence and with the participation of several thousand citizens of Podgorica His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije consecrated the Yule logs in front of the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica.

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

To Prime Minister Mrs Jadranka Kosor

Several days before Christmas, feast that is called the feast of Peace and good will toward men, we were unpleasantly surprised and disturbed by the news about foundation of the Association of Citizens "Croatian Orthodox Organisation" in Ogulin.
At first glance, while searching the web site of this Association, we noticed the misuse of the photograph of the Serbian Orthodox monastery Gomirje. Namely, monastery Gomirje was founded in 1600 by the monks who came from monastery Krka. Since then, this monastery has been a spiritual centre of Orthodox Serbs from the region of Gorski Kotar.