Serbian Orthodox Church
On Friday, August 19, 2011, on the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, in all churches of the Orthodox Diocese of Vranje Holy Liturgies were served.
Each year, on the feast day of the Transfiguration of the Lord, the church slava of the Komagovina monastery in Banija, a great number of people gather who together celebrate the slava, so the same was this year.
His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral served on Sunday, August 21, with priests the Divine Liturgy in the church of Holy Trinity in the Ostrog monastery.
The Transfiguration of our Lord, the Slava of the Monastery in Milton, the diocesan see, was this year once again solemnly celebrated. The pre-festal joy was felt, which brought about a great number of guests from different parts of Ontario.
On the tenth Sunday after the Pentecost, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos in Belgrade. His Holiness was concelebrated by protopresbyters-staurophors Stevan Stankovic, head of the church Zarko Anicic, hieromonk Pahomije from Sanct Peterburg (Russia), protodeacon Dr. Pribislav Simic adn deacon Ivan Strbacki.
The Transfuguration of the Lord, the Patron Saint's Day of the Cathedral Church and the city of Trebinje also this year was solemnly celebrated. On the Eve of the feast day a holiday joy could be felt in the city which was full of guests, who came on this occasion from many parts of the country and abroad. On the very same evening the vesper service was served with holy bread tray, which was served by His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina with priests and guests.