Bishop Justin of Zica enthroned

Church of Serbia – 5/8/14

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, introduced Bishop Justin (Stefanovic), former Bishop of Timok, into the throne of Bishops of Zica during the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of Saint Sava in Kraljevo, on August 3rd 2014.

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated along with enthroned Bishop Justin and Their Eminences Metropolitans Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Atansije of Bihac-Petrovac, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, David of Krusevac, elected Jovan of Slavonia and retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina. Also Archimandrites, newly-elected Bishops concelebrated to the Patriarch: Ilarion of Timok, Arsenije of Toplica and Jeronim of Jegar. Their Graces Bishops: Vasilije of Srem, Nikanor of Banat, Milutin of Valjevo, Antonije of Moravica and retired Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla prayerfully participated in this Holy Liturgy.

A great number of priests from the Diocese of Zica, Sumadija, Timok and other dioceses concelebrated in this solemn Eucharistic gathering. Mrs. Jasmina Mitrovic-Maric, Envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia; Mr. Mileta Radojevic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities; Mr. Tomislav Ilic, Mayor of Kraljevo; Army and Police representatives, etc.

At the end of the Holy Liturgy, Bishop Jovan of Sumadia, former Administrator of the Diocese of Zica, read the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, and Their Eminences Metropolitans Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana introduced His Grace Bishop Justin into the throne of Bishops of Zica.

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