Patron Saint-day of the church of Holy Apostle Mark on Tasmajdan

The Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Mark on Tasmajdan was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy officiated by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch on 8 May 2020.

Celebration of Saint Mark the Apostle- Patron Saint of Podgorica

Metropolitan Amfilohije celebrated in the monastery of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Podgorica, while being sieged by the local police. 

On the feast day of Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, 8 May 2020, His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro celebrated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of the local clergy in the laura of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gusher in the Nemanjics' city of Podgorica.

Apostle and Evangelist Mark

The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12), was one of the Seventy Apostles, and was also a nephew of Saint Barnabas (June 11). He was born at Jerusalem. The house of his mother Mary adjoined the Garden of Gethsemane. As Church Tradition relates, on the night that Christ was betrayed he followed after Him, wrapped only in a linen cloth. He was seized by soldiers, and fled away naked, leaving the cloth behind (Mark 14:51-52). After the Ascension of the Lord, the house of his mother Mary became a place where Christians gathered, and a place of lodging for some of the Apostles (Acts 12:12).

Saint Mark was a very close companion of the Apostles Peter and Paul (June 29) and Barnabas. Saint Mark was at Seleucia with Paul and Barnabas, and from there he set off to the island of Cyprus, and he traversed the whole of it from east to west. In the city of Paphos, Saint Mark witnessed the blinding of the sorcerer Elymas by Saint Paul (Acts 13:6-12).

Patron Saint-day of Saint George church on Banovo Brdo

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the local clergy in the church of Saint George on Banovo Brdo in Belgrade, on 6 May 2020, on the feast day of Saint George. 

Patron Saint-day of the church in Novi Sad

On Wednesday, on third week of the feast day of Easter, 23 April 2020, inhabitants of Novi Sad solemnly celebrated the feast day of the Cathedral church of Holy Great martyr, Victor-bearer and Wonderworker George. 

Celebration of the feast day began with solemn vigil service which was officiated by protopresbyter-staurophor Milivoj Mijatov, with the concelebraton of the clergy of Novi Sad. On the feast day HIs Grace Bishop Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa officiated the Holy Hierarchal LIturgy with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Isihije of Mohacs and the clergy and deacons of Novi Sad.