BISHOP OF WESTERN AMERICA CELEBRATES VIDOVDAN AT MONASTERY RAVANICA
His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skoplje, upon invitation of the host hierarch Bishop Ignjatije of Branichevo, served at the Divine Liturgy at Monastery Ravanica on the feast of the Holy Greatmartyr Tsar Lazar, Vidovdan. Concelebrating with the archbishop were bishops: Ignatije of Branichevo and Maxim of Western America.
The holy relics of Tsar Lazar are at Ravanica Monastery and Orthodox Christians from all sides gather at this monastery for Vidovdan. Before the liturgy began a memorial service was served for all Serbian martyrs and the Slava Kolach was cut.
In his homily on the gospel, Archbishop Jovan spoke of the essence of faith and faith of all Christians. Afterwards His Beatitude spoke about the Holy Tsar Lazar and all the martyrs who gave their lives for their faith in Christ.