Feast day of Saint Stephen the Archdeacon in Sarajevo

His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia and the Locum Tenens of the Throne of the Serbian Patriarchs officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Sarajevo on 9 January 2021, on the feast day of Holy Archdeacon and the First Martyr Stephen. 

The Metropolitan was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophors Cedo Djureinovic and Vladimir Stupar; archpriests Bosko Tosovic and Velimir Divljanovic, protonamesnik Bojan Zekic, presbyters Darko Danilovic, and Bozidar Tanovic, chief Саслуживали су протојереји-ставрофори Чедо Ђуреиновић и Владимир Ступар; протојереји Бошко Тошовић и Велимир Дивљановић, протонамесник Бојан Зекић, јереји Дарко Даниловић, и Божидар Тановић, chief military chaplain archpriest Milorad Milinkovic and deacon Budimir Gardovic.

Patron Saint-day and Day of Republika Srpska

The feast day of Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, the Patron Saint-day of Republika Srpska, was marked with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka in the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour in Banja Luka.

- It is difficult to choose a better heavenly protector of Republika Srpska than Saint Stephen the Archdeacon, who preached the truth, suffered for the truth and in the end won, said Bishop Jefrem.

Christmas Visit of President Vucic to Chilandar Monastery

President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, paid a visit to the Chilandar Monastery on Mount Athos, during the Christmas holidays. This was the first official visit of a Serbian president to this Holy Royal Serbian Laura in the past two decades.

President Vucic attended the Christmas Liturgy, after which he said: - Serbia is facing a difficult year and many temptations, and only together and united we can preserve our national interests and make Serbia stronger and more successful. It is wonderful to be a guest of Chilandar and its brotherhood at Christmas, the happiest Orthodox feast day. I have learned a lot and have seen a lot, but I also have gained reinforcement and special strength to fight for our Serbia - for the Serbia that is to be more successful, even stronger, and capable to protect our national interests.

Feast day in the church of Mother of God in Zemun

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and the administrator of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovci His Grace Bishop Stefan celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun on 8 January 2020, on the feast day of the Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God.

The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophors Bozo Bakajlic, Branko Zelen, archpriest Nebojsa Topolic, protodeacon Mladen Kovacic and deacon Boris Bozic in the prayerful presence of many believers.

Midnight Christmas Liturgy in Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

HIs Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana officiated the Midnight Holy Liturgy at the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district on 7 January 2020, on the feast day of the Nativity of the Lord - Christmas.

After the three-year break due to the works on the interior decoration of the Cathedral on Christmas, at midnight, the first Christmas Liturgy was celebrated. The brotherhood of the church concelebrated to the Bishop in the prayerful presence of pious faithful people. The Holy Liturgy was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Nikola Selakovic and the head of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Vladimir Rogaovic, PhD.