Church of Serbia – 24/12/17
On the feast day of Holy Great Martyr Barbara and Saint John Damascus, on 17th December 2017, the 230th anniversary of the Cathedral church and 10th anniversary of its great restoration was celebrated solemnly at the Cathedral church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Karlovac.
The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Bishop Nikodim of Dalmatia and the competent Diocesan Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, with the concelebration of the clergy from the dioceses of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Dalmatia and Gornji Karlovac. A choir Saint Theodor from Vrsac, Serbia, sang responses. The Liturgy was attended by Zupan of Karlovac Mr. Damir Jelic, Mayor of Karlovac Mr. Damir Mandic and the Franciscan monastery guardian Fr. Krunoslav Albert.
A solemn academy on the occasion of the 230th anniversary of the Cathedral church of Saint Nicholas in Karlovac and the 10th anniversary of its restoration was held at the “Zorindom” hall in Karlovac after the Liturgy. Bishop Gerasim greeted all the present whereupon deacon Budimir Kokotovic exposed the history of the Cathedral church.