Visit of the President of the Republic of Serbia to the Diocese of Sumadija and the City of Kragujevac

His Eminence Bishop Jovan of Sumadija solemnly welcomed the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic in the first capital city of Kragujevac and the seat of the Diocese of Sumadija on January 22, 2021.

The welcome was also attended by the clergy of the Diocese of Sumadija. President Vucic visited the Sumarica Memorial Park, a place where a large number of Kragujevac residents died innocently during the Second World War. Also, the President visited the church dedicated to the Holy New Martyrs of Kragujevac and on that occasion, together with Bishop Jovan and the mayor Mr. Nikola Dasic, gave statements for national and local TV stations.

Epiphany in Andricgrad

The great feast day of Epiphany was celebrated in Visegrad - Andricrgrad, in the church of Holy Greatmartyr Prince Lazar where His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, the Locum Tenens of the Throne of Patriarchs celebrated the Holy Hierarchal LIturgy. 

The Metropolitan was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophors Aleksandar Topalovic, Rajko Cvjetkovic, Dragan Vukotic and Predrag Masap, as well as deacons Vasilije Pajovic, Budimir Gardovic and Marko Markovic. During the Holy Liturgy the Metropolitan ordained deacon Marko Markovic, a religious teacher from Strbac in Rudo municipality, to the rank of a presbyter. 

Help for earthquake victims

Considering the catastrophic consequences caused by the earthquake in Croatia, showing solidarity with those who suffered, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church purposely opened an account with the bank Poštanska štedionica a.d. Beograd to which contributions can be made:

  • local Serbian Dinar account : 200-3274971601759-51
  • foreign currency account: RS35200327497060198827 (instructions for EUR  and USD)

Epiphany in Cathedral church in Krusevac

On the feast of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Jordan River - Epiphany, January 19, 2021, His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac  served the Holy Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. George in Krusevac.

Archpriests-staurophors Djordje Milojkovic and Ljubisa Milosevic, archpriests Dragic Ilic, Aleksandar Eric and Perica Stojic, priest Nenad Dragicevic, archdeacon Jovan Milenkovic and deacon Nenad Matic concelebrated to the Bishop.

Diocese of Raska and Prizren: Report from the flooded areas

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska and Prizren,  an opponent of Svetlana Stevic, who has been leading the diocesan charity organization "Mother of Nine Jugovic" and six soup kitchens, with the diocesan commission for damage assessment, visited parts of the diocese that are especially endangered by recent floods, in order to gain better insight and determine priorities.

The Diocese of Raska and Prizren has already initiated several activities in raising funds for the endangered population through church municipalities, monasteries, but also with an appeal to all people of goodwill to assist those who need help.

Aid to the endangered can be sent to the bank account of the Diocese: 205-62330-17.

  • Instructions for the payment from abroad,
  • on behalf of: Aid to those endangered by floods in Kosovo and Metohija.

Source: Diocese of Raska-Prizren

Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Novi Sad

Bishop Irinej of Backa: Everything that the apostles of Christ testified - that is what St. John testified. In his person all the spiritual deeds, all the spiritual virtues of the greatest pleasures of God are united.

On Tuesday, 20 January 2021, His Grace Irinej Bishop of Novi Sad and Backa  celebrated his baptismal name. At the Holy Hierarch's Liturgy, i, the Bishop Irinej of Backa officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Isihije of Mohacs, the clergy of the Cathedral church and the deacons of Novi Sad in the St. George's Church in Novi Sad.