Niksic Assembly in presence of the relics of Saint Basil of Ostrog

Niksic Assembly in presence of the relics of Saint Basil of Ostrog
Niksic Assembly in presence of the relics of Saint Basil of Ostrog
Niksic Assembly in presence of the relics of Saint Basil of Ostrog
Niksic Assembly in presence of the relics of Saint Basil of Ostrog

“Even the Turks didn’t do what these ungodly people want. No way!”
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In Niksic, Montenegro, a great church-people's assembly was held on Saturday, 21 December 2019, when thousands of the faithful gathered around the relics of Saint Basil of Ostrog requesting a withdrawal of a draft of the discriminatory Bill on Freedom of Religion and Legal Status of Churches and Religious Communities.

The Feast of St. Andrew the First-called at Ráckeve

The Feast of St. Andrew the First-called at Ráckeve
The Feast of St. Andrew the First-called at Ráckeve
The Feast of St. Andrew the First-called at Ráckeve
The Feast of St. Andrew the First-called at Ráckeve

On the feast of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-called, December 13, 2019, His Grace Bishop Lukijan of Buda officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God – Ráckeve (Srpski Kovin), Hungary.

The Bishop was concelebrated by Archimandrite Andrei Pandurovic, abbot of the monastery; hieromonk Mitrofan Gajic, spiritual of the monastery of Grabovac; deacons Andras Solja and Stefan Milisavic, in the prayerful participation of clergy from surrounding places and nuns from the Grabovac monastery.

Patron Saint-day of Saint Nicholas church in Zemun

Patron Saint-day of Saint Nicholas church in Zemun
Patron Saint-day of Saint Nicholas church in Zemun
Patron Saint-day of Saint Nicholas church in Zemun
Patron Saint-day of Saint Nicholas church in Zemun

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Saint Nicholas church in Zemun - Belgrade on December 19, 2019, on the feast of Saint Nicholas the Miracle-Worker

The Patriarch was concelebrated by Archimandrite Seraphim (Kužić), abbot of the Rajinovac Monastery, hieromonk Petar (Bogdanovic) from the Tuman Monastery, protopresbyter-staurophors: Ljuba Milosevic from New Jersey, Luka Novakovic from Philadelphia and Drasko Tepavac, presbyter Vladimir Prasic and deacons Vladimir Rumenic and Dragan Tanasijevic.

Bishop Heruvim served in Cathedral church in Vukovar

Bishop Heruvim served in Cathedral church in Vukovar
Bishop Heruvim served in Cathedral church in Vukovar
Bishop Heruvim served in Cathedral church in Vukovar
Bishop Heruvim served in Cathedral church in Vukovar

Their Eminences Bishops Fotije of Zvornik and Tuzla and Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Translation of relics of Saint Nicholas in Vukovar on 15 December 2019.

The Bishop was concelebrated by local clergy. The Liturgical celebration was enhanced with chanting of the choir Saint Roman Melod from Brcko.

Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra

This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift to God by dedicating their son to Him.

St. Nicholas learned of the spiritual life from his uncle Nicholas, Bishop of Patara, and was tonsured a monk in the Monastery of New Zion founded by his uncle. Following the death of his parents, Nicholas distributed all his inherited goods to the poor, not keeping anything for himself. As a priest in Patara, he was known for his charity, even though he carefully concealed his charitable works, fulfilling the words of the Lord: Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth (Matthew 6:3).When he gave himself over to solitude and silence, thinking to live that way until his death, a voice from on high came to him: ``Nicholas, for your ascetic labor, work among the people, if thou desirest to be crowned by Me.'' Immediately after that, by God's wondrous providence, he was chosen archbishop of the city of Myra in Lycia. Merciful, wise and fearless, Nicholas was a true shepherd to his flock.