New abbess of Monastery of Saint Stephen at Lipovac

On the feast of Saint Ignatius the God-bearer, January 2, 2021, His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the monastery of St. Stephen at Lipovac, Serbia.

Archimandrite Dionisijae (Pantelic), spiritual father of that sacred monastery; archpriest Miodrag Pavlovic, hieromonk Evstatije (Babic) and deacon Djordje Filipovic concelebrated to the Bishop.

Hierarchs visited places affected by the earthquake

Hierarchs Porfirije, Gerasim and Nikodim gave words of encouragement and consolation to the victims, and agreed with the priests on the distribution of mobile homes.

On January 2, 2021, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana and Bishops Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac and Nikodim of Dalmatia visited the sites devastated by the earthquake that hit Croatia. The bishops visited the parish house in Petrinja, where they were greeted by priest Sasa Umicevic, that suffered so much that it had to be demolished, as well as the place where a girl Laura Cvijic died, where they prayed for the rest of her soul, but also for the souls of other earthquake victims.

Bishop Jovan of Slavonia served beside the relics of Saint Basil of Ostrog

His Grace Bishop Jovan of Slavonia celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple in Gornji Ostrog on 1 January 2021, on the feast day of Saint Boniface of Tarsus.

The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Dragan Krusic, parish priest of Niksic, and a hierodeacon Roman, co-brother of Ostrog.

Hierarchal Liturgy and ordination in Cetinje Monastery

His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimye-Niksic and the Administrator of Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral and Their Graces Bishops Jovan of Slavonia and Kirilo of Buenos Aires and South America celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cetinje Monastery on 2 January 2021. 

During the Liturgy Bishop Joanikije ordained hieromonk of Cetinje Monastery Justin (Mraovic) a protosynchelos; priests of Cetinje Igor Balaban and Andjelko Boricic with Obren Jovanovic, closest associates of Metropolitan Amfilohije, with the rank of archpriest; while he ordained Mr. Krsto Plamenac, graduate of the Faculty of Theology, with the rank of  deacon. 

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
HR09 2503 0071 5100 0060 0
With a note: Aid for earthquake victims