NEWS AND EVENTS - May 30, 2015
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE HOLY ASSEMBLY OF BISHOP
Belgrade, Serbia - The Holy Assembly of Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church during its regular session on May 29th, 2015, added the names of Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich) and Bishop Mardarije (Uskokovic), clergymen and preachers of the Gospel, God-pleasing servants of the holy life, and inspirers of many missionaries, to the Dyptich of Saints (Calendar of Saints) of the Orthodox Church.
This decision the Holy Assembly makes upon the recommendation of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.
The Holy Assembly has established that the permanent annual commemoration of the Holy Hierarch Mardarije be on December 12, and Father Sebastian on November 30, when the Divine Liturgy will be served and the service chanted (hymns, troparion, and kontakion) and having their icons piously venerated.
Soon, this holy act of the Assembly will be announced to other Orthodox Churches throughout Ecumeni (the inhabited world).
Adding the names of the Holy Mardarije of Libertyville and Holy Sebastian of Jackson is a great event of our Church.
On this same day, the Holy Assembly celebrated the memory of the Holy New-Martyrs who suffered in Prebilovac (Herzegovina).