Slava of the chapel of St. Luke at Military Medical Academy
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served yesterday the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the chapel of St. Luke of Simferopol at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade.
Besides spirituals of the chapel there were many Belgrade's priests with chanting of the singing society " Mokranjac" at the St. Sava church. Besides doctors, hospital staff and patients, the service also was attended by other believers. The Bishop cut the slava cake with doctors of the MMA and benefactors of the chapel.
With the blessing of Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose on the day of his slava, on April 11, 2009 on Lazarus Saturday, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral served the first Liturgy in the newly founded chapel at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade.
The chapel is devoted to the great hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Luke Arcbishop of Simpheropol and Crimea, the professor of the University and doctor, who was canonized at the end of the last century as a confessor of the faith. The icon with the particle of his relics was given as a gift by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and it was given to the chapel, on behalf of the Patriarch, by His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica on June 11, 2009. Since Lazarus Saturday 2009, two priests serve the Holy Liturgy every Saturday, Sunday and on feast days, visit patients and medical staff within the hospital.