Serbian Orthodox Church
On the occasion of Epiphany, His Grace Bishop Konstantin served on January 18, the feast day's vesper service in Göppingen and performed Epiphany's water blessing. On Epiphany, His Grace Bishop served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the Great Water blessing at the church of Synaxis of Holy Serbs in Stuttgart.
His GRace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo on the day of His Patron Saint's Day, the Saint John the Prophet, Forerunner and the Baptist of the Lord, served the Divine Liturgy in the side chapel of the Bishopric court in Valjevo.
In the side chapel devoted to this saint, Bishop was concelebrated by heugomen Michael, head of the monastery of Jovanja near Valjevo, and hierodeacon Siluan (Popovic), professor of the Prizren seminary. The act of cutting the slava cake was done in the presence of priests and monks of the Diocese of Valjevo, Mayor and representatives of the authorities and the institutions of the Town of Valjevo.
Cabramatta - In a Cathedral church of St. Great Martyr George in Sidney's Cabramatta the feast day of Teophany was celebrated this year in a most solemn way. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia-New Zealand with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Djura Djordjevic, head of the church, presbyter Djordje Veselinovic, second parish priest of Cabramatta and deacon Nemanja Mrdjenovic.
At the Quay of the Raid victims in Novi Sad near the Monument Families, organized by the Orthodox Diocese of Backa and the Jewish municipality of Novi Sad, on January 23, 2012, the prayerful commemoration for the citizens of our city who innocently suffered from the Hungarian occupation forces seventy years ago.
The Orthodox Diocese of Backa continued prayerful marking of seventieth anniversary of Novi Sad-Sajkas Raid with appropriate academy Children of Immortality, which was held on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 19h in the Great Hall of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad.
After the Prayer of the Lord, which was chanted by the choir of the Grammar school Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, the attendees were addressed by His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa.
It has been two years since the Holy Assembly of Bishops elected His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch for the successor of Saint Sava, for the first hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church. This event was marked on Sunday, January 22 in the Cathedral church in Belgrade where Patriarch Irinej served the Divine Liturgy. His Holiness at the Holy Service of God was concelebrated by priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac, and the choir of the First Belgrade Singing Society chanted. Protopresbyter-staurophor Radic Radicevic held a sermon.