The central celebration of the jubilee of 850 years of Nemanja’s endowments (foundations) was held in the monastery of Saint Nicholas in Kursumlija on 14th and 15th September 2019, under auspices of the Orthodox Diocese of Nis and the Municipality of Kursumlija.
In the courtyard of the monastery of Saint Nicholas in Kursumlija, one of the oldest endowments of Great Zupan Stefan Nemanja, later Saint Simeon, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral on Sunday 15th September 2019.
The Metropolitan was concelebrated by Metropolitans Alexy of Balta and Ananev of the Ukranian Orthodox Church and Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana. Their Graces Bishops Nikanor of Banat, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, David of Krusevac, Marko of Bregalnica, Nikodim of Dalmatia, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Barnja, Isihije of Mohacs and the host Bishop Arsenije of Nis concelebrated as well.
A great number of many clergymen and monastics of the Serbian Church and faithful people attended the jubilee celebrations.
At the end of the Holy Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis, as a host of this gathering and competent Bishop, thanked his brother hierarchs who participated in the central celebration of the great jubilee of the Nemanja’s endowments in the monastery of Saint Nicholas in Kursumlija.
The central celebration of the 850th anniversary of the Nemanja’s endowments began with the Vesper service in the monastery of Saint Nicholas in Kursumlija on Saturday, 14 September 2019, on the day when the Serbian Church became independent 800 years ago.
In the evening that day a solemn academy “Nemanja’s Toplica – the cradle of the Serbian Church and the state”, in the courtyard of the two oldest endowments of the founder of the Holy dynasty, the Nemanjics.