Patron Saint-day and Day of Republika Srpska

The feast day of Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, the Patron Saint-day of Republika Srpska, was marked with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka in the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour in Banja Luka.

- It is difficult to choose a better heavenly protector of Republika Srpska than Saint Stephen the Archdeacon, who preached the truth, suffered for the truth and in the end won, said Bishop Jefrem.

The liturgical celebration on the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of Republic Srpska was attended by Mrs. Zeljka Cvijanovic, President of Republic of Srpska; Mr. Drasko Stanivukovic, the Mayor of Banja Luka;  representatives of the public, cultural and political life of Republika Srpska and the faithful.