Serbian Orthodox Church
His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 on the feast day of Holy Martyr Prince Lazar and all Serbian martyrs - the St. Vitus Day, the Divine Liturgy in the Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery.
In the village of Dubljevici in Piva, after almost 400 years a new church was raised. It was built in less than a year by members of the tribe Dubljevic and Poleksic. Mosto of them live in Montenegro, Serbia and around the world.
His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije opened last night in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar, in the crypt of St. Prince Lazar, the St. Vitus Day concert - prayerful and spiritual gathering of the Serbian church choirs: Women's choir of the Singing society Venerable Rafailo Banatski with the conducter Senka Milisavljevic, a choir Venerable Roman Slatkopojac with the conductor Tatjana Krga, the First Belgrade Singing Society with the conductor Svetlana Vilic and the Singing society Mokranjac at the St. Sava church with the conductor Jelena Jez. Verses were spoken by the actor Ivan Jevtovic.
Marking St. Vitus Day in Kosovo and Metohija began with the central celebration in the monastery Gracanica where His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the courtyard of the monastery with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops - Pahomije of Vranje and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and 30 priests from many Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
On the day when the Serbian Orthodox Church prayerfully remembers the Holy Greatmartyr Prince Lazar, in the full courtyard of the church which is dedicated to this Serbian victim and martyr for faith in Zemun Polje,it was particularly solemn.