Serbian Orthodox Church
His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral met with Reis-ul-ulema Husein ef. Kavazovic of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 in Sarajevo.
On 23-26 April 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Voloklamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, will visit Germany with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The visit is timed to the celebrations marking the centenary of the foundation of the Memorial Church of St Alexis in Leipzig and to the year of Russia in Germany and the year of Germany in Russia.
On Friday and Saturday, April 19th & 20th of this year, Regular Annual Assembly of the Diocese of New Gracanica – Midwestern America was held at the New Gracanica Monastery, Third Lake, IL, USA. This significant session was preceded by a seminar of the priests of our Diocese.
Assembly was attended by priests, monks and laity from 46 parishes and monasteries. Aside from the regular issues concerning the spiritual, financial and material wellbeing of the Diocese, a considerable amount of time was spent on the topic of education and upbringing of the youth of our parochial Sunday schools. The Assembly opened with an inspired greeting of His Grace Bishop Longin, and it concluded with his meaningful message and invitation to all to keep working on spiritual development. The Assembly passed a Resolution in the form of a pastoral message.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served on 19 April 2013 the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts in the church of Saint Basil of Ostrog on Bezanijska Kosa. The occasion of this liturgical gathering was the confession and a brotherly meeting of the clergy of Diocesan Deanery of Belgrade-Posavina
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on 21 April 2013 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at Rakovica monastery. On this occasion His Holiness served the memorial service for Serbian patriarchs, Paul and Dimitrije, buried in the courtyard of this Belgrade's monastery.