Saint Sava Day in Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and the Administrator of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovci celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district, in Belgrade on 27 January 2021, on Saint Sava Day. 

The Bishop was concelebrated by archpriest Nenad Jovanovic, presbyters Vladimir Levicanin, Dragan Sovljanski, Predrag Prodic, Ivan Strbacki and Branislav Klickovic, protodeacons Stevan Rapajic and Ivan Gasic, hierodeacons Jovan (Prokin), Vasilije (Starovlah) and Siluan (Popovic), deacon Radomir Vrucinic and subdeacons Vladimir Jelic and Dejan Nakic. During the service the Bishop ordained priests Dragan Sovljanski, Predrag Prodic and Ivan Strbacki to the rank of archpriest. 

Celebration of the feast day of Saint Sava in Banja Luka

On the feast day of Saint Sava, 27 January 2021, His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour in Banja Luka. 

After the Holy Liturgy a rite of blessing the slava cake was performed. In the spirit of Saint Sava's tradition a recitation and distribution of gifts to the youngest members of the Church was organized. The holiday of Saint Sava was also celebrated in schools in the area of the city of Banja Luka.

Saint Sava, First Serbian Archbishop and Enlightener

Rastko Nemanjić the third son of Zupan Stefan Nemanjić and his wife Ana. Rastko was tonsured a monk in 1192 and was given the name of Sava at the monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos. Soon after he went to the monastery of Vatopedi.

In 1196 Zupan Stefan Nemanja left his kingdom of Raska and became a monk and took the name Simeon where he was tonsured at the monastery of Studenica which he had endowed some years earlier.

Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal Throne receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation

His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, the Locum Tenens of the Throne of Serbian Patriarchs received His Excellency Aleksander Botsan Harchenko, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 26 January 2021.

The famous Old Catholic bishop and friend of the Serbian people Hans Gerny passed away

Retired Bishop of the Old Catholic Church in Switzerland, Dr. Hans Gerny, passed away on January 19, 2020, at the age of 84.

The Old Catholic Church mourns its very deserving and dedicated pastor, who even after his retirement took an active part in church and public life. Bishop Hans Gerny studied theology in Bern, Oxford and Paris. Before he became a bishop, he was a parish priest in several parishes and took part in various affairs of his Church. As the secretary of the International Bishops' Conference of the Old Catholic Church, he was especially committed in the field of inter-Christian church dialogue. In that sense, his striving for a closer relationship with the Orthodox Church was especially emphasized.

Saint Sava's Academy in Nis

WIth the blessing of His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis, a traditional Saint Sava's Academy was held in Saint Sava's House at Cathedral church in Nis on 25 January 2021.

The academy in honor of Saint Sava, prince, monk, writer, diplomat and the first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Orthodox Church was organized by the Church Municipality of the City of Nis and the Nis Church Choir "Branko", with the support of the City of Nis, University of Nis and the Army Command.