Church of Serbia – 19/6/18
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, performed the solemn rite of proclamation of Bishop Electus of Remesiana, Archimandrite Stefan, Principal of the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade, in the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade, on 16 June 2018.
Beside the Primate of the holy Serbian Church, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, following hierarchs took part in the rite of proclamation: Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Bishops: Vasilije of Srem, Nikanor of Banat, Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Milutin of Valjevo, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Arsenije of Nis, Nikodim of Dalmatia, Heruvim of Osek-Polje, Vicar Bishop Antonije of Moravica and Vicar Bishop Kirilo, Bishop Electus of Buenos Aires and South America.
Before the liturgical gathering of our hierarchs, Archimandrite Stefan accepted the will and decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, who at their annual regular session on 9 May 2018 was elected Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej with the title Bishop of Remesiana. After this the proclaimed, Bishop electus officiated the Vesper service.