Collecting aid for earthquake victims

The Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana calls upon all people of goodwill, who want and can,  to help the victims of the earthquakes that stroke the Croatian cities of Petrinja, Sisak and Glina on December 28 and 29. Donations can be paid to the following account:

Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia, Diocese of Zagreb-Ljubljana
Sberbank d.d. Varšavska 9, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
SWIFT/BIC: VBCRHR22
HR09 2503 0071 5100 0060 0
With a note: Aid for earthquake victims

Patron Saint-day of Holy deacons Avakum and abbot Pajsije

His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadia and the administrator of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy martyrs deacon Avakum and abbot Pajsije in Zemun's neighborhood of Altina on 30 December 2020.

In the prayerful presence of the host of the church slava, the family of Kricka, and many faithful people, His Grace was concelebrated by diocesan dean protopresbyter-staurophor Boza Bakajlic, archpriest Nebojsa Topolic, presbyters Boris Savic and Andjelko Doder, protodeacons Stevan Rapajic and Ivan Gasic and deacon Miroslav Mitrovic.

In the earthquake, the Serbian church in Banija was completely destroyed

In the earthquake that hit Croatia on December 29, 2020, the Church of the Ascension of the Lord in Majske Poljane in Banija was completely destroyed.

The church, popularly known as Mlada Nedjelja, was built in 1820. This year, the parish of Glina marked two centuries of existence of that holy church.

Earthquake damaged Serbian churches in Sisak and Petrinja

 The earthquake that hit Croatia on December 29, 2020, severely damaged Serbian Orthodox churches and parish houses in Petrinja and Sisak (phоto gallery).

- The damage to the church of St. Petka and the parish house in Sisak is such that worship services and life in them are permanently disabled. Also, the church of St. Spyridon as well as the magnificent building of the parish house in Petrinja were so damaged that they were put out of function. Priests from Sisak and Petrinja and their families were forced to leave their homes, priest Veselin Ristic, a parish priest from Sisak, told this to the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Holy Liturgy and forty-day memorial service for the Serbian Patriarch Irinej of blessed repose

The Conciliar Holy Liturgy and forty-day memorial service for Serbian Patriarch Irinej of blessed repose were served in the crypt of the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district on 29 December 2020.

His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, the Locum Tenens of the Patriarchаl throne, officiated the Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadia and administrator of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovci, Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and administrator of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, David of Krusevac, Arsenije of Nis, Kiril of Buenos Aires and South America, Isihije of Mohacs and Metodije of Dioclea,  in а prayerful presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa, Ignjatije of Branicevo and Stefan of Remesiana.

The Sunday of Holy Forefathers at the Old church in Kragujevac

His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and the administrator of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Milos’s church in Kragujevac on 27 December 2020, on 29th Sunday after Pentecost.

The Bishop was concelebrated by dean of Lepenica archpriest Srecko Zecevic, protonamesnik Branislav Matic, presbyters Vladan Kostadinovic and Dragisa Bogicevic and hierodeacon Vasilije (Starovlah).