1/4/13 – Serbian Orthodox Church
In the first week of the Great Lent, also called the Sunday of Orthodoxy because we remember the triumph of the Orthodox Church over the iconoclasts, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis served the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church in Nis. The clergy of the Cathedral church concelebrated to the Bishop. According to the ancient praxis at the end of the Liturgy the procession with icons around the church was performed and the Synodikон, which has been read in the Orthodox Church since 843 A.D.
On Saturday, of the first week of the Great Lent, Bishop Dr Jovan of Nis visited the Seminary of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Nis and in its church of the Resurrection of Christ he celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. Dean of the Seminary protopresbyter-stavrophor Milutin Timotijevic, professors priests and the clergy of the city of Nis concelebrated to Bishop Jovan.