St. King Milutin – founder’s feast-day of Gracanica Monastery




Church of Serbia – 16/11/17

In the monastery of Gracanica on 12 November 2017, the founder’s Patron Saint-day, the feast day of Saint King Stefan II Milutin, was solemnly celebrated. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by His Grace Teodosije, Bishop of Raska-Prizren, with the concelebration of  clergy of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren.

The Bishop was concelebrated by monks from many monasteries as well, with participation of lots of belivers from Gracanica and other areas of Kosovo and Metohija attending the service. At the end of the Liturgy Bishop Teodosije blessed and cut the slava cake, whereas the sisterhood of the monastery prepared a lunch.

At the vigil service on the eve of the feast-day of Gracanica Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren tonsured two novices of this monastery. Rassophore nun Serafima (Plavsic) received a rite of the Little Schema under the same monastic name, while novice Jelica (Matovic) received a rite of the Little Schema under the name Julita. In the solemn vigil service, beside the sisterhood of the Gracanica monastery, monks and nuns from many monasteries of Kosovo and Metohija participated prayerfully as well.

Diocese of Raska-Prizren (translated by Information Service of the SOC).