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Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Athaniasius the Great in Zemun

His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and administrator of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovci, served the Holy Liturgy in the church dedicated to that great benefactor of God in Zemun, on on January 31, 2021, on the feast of St. Athanasius the Great.(phоto gallery).

Archpriest-staurophors Petar Lukic and Djordje Trajkovic , archpriest Drasko Tepavac, priests Predrag Timotijevic and Borjan Antic, protodeacons Stevan Rapajic and Ivan Gasic and deacon Dragan S. Tanasijevic concelebrated together. On that occasion, the Bishop ordained Mr. Tomislav Krcmar, graduated theologian, to the rank of deacon. The liturgical gathering was enhanced by singing of the Serbian Orthodox Singers from Belgrade. This year's host of the slava celebration was the Malesevic family.

Celebration of Saint Sava at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow

In the church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Moscow, the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, on January 27, 2021, the great feast day of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop, was solemnly marked.

 His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica served theHoly Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelerbation of Archimandrite Seraphim (Shemyatovsky) - representative of the Orthodox Church of the Czech lands and Slovakia at the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Archpriest Danilo Andrejuk - representative of the Orthodox Church in America at Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Archimandrite Alexander (Kotov), hieromonk Aleksandar (Galuska), archpriests Aleksandar Pavlovićc Maksim Belikov and Dmitrij Kalashnikov, priest Anatoli Salivoncik and deacon Vladislav Sokolov.

Hierarchs Porfirije, Jovan and Heruvim talked with Bishop Skvorcevic

On January 26, 2021, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Bishop Antun Skvorcevic of Pozega, President of the Council of the Croatian Bishops' Conference for Ecumenism and Dialogue, Bishop Jovan of Slavonia and Bishop Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja met at the Spiritual Center of the Serbian Orthodox Church at Sveti Duh in Zagreb.

The participants in the meeting referred to the consequences of the March earthquake in Zagreb, especially at the Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace, as well as at the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of the Lord. They also talked about the consequences of the recent earthquake in Banija, which everyone personally saw by visiting the affected areas together with Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac.

Unveiling of the monument to Stefan Nemanja

This is not just an act of unveiling a monument to our father, the creator of the state, the saint, and the one from who it all began. This is a kind of act of being accountable to ourselves and our identity, what we have learned, what we know and where we are going. Long live Serbia !, President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic said.

In the center of Belgrade, near the former Railway station, a monument to Stefan Nemanja (Venerable Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher), the Grand Prince (veliki župan) and one of the greatest Serbian rulers, was ceremoniously unveiled on 27 January 2021, on the feast day of Saint Sava.

President Aleksandar Vucic said that since Stefan Nemanja until today, the Serbian people have been a state-building people. "Without the awareness that there was someone before us - someone who had dreams we live today - no dream of the future is possible", the President pointed out. The ceremony was attended by Their Graces Bishops: Jovan of Sumadija and the administrator of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovci; Irinej of Backa, David of Krusevac, Stefan of Remesiana and Isihije of Mohacs.