Metropolitan Aristarch of Kemerovo and Prokopiev of the Russian Orthodox Church and Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral Church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in Niksic on September 8, 2019.
Many priests, monks and deacons of both dioceses served with the prayerful presence of the faithful people. Metropolitan Aristarch visits the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic on the 20th anniversary of the episcopal service and 60th birthday of Bishop Joanikije.
The Diocese of Raska-Prizren prayerfully celebrated on September 8, 2019, in the Church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul near Novi Pazar significant jubilees: 1,000 years of the first written mention of the Diocese of Raska and 8 centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Justin of Zica, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Atanasije of Milesevo and Dimitrije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina with clergy and faithful people, AND the students of the Seminary of Prizren who sang responses.
SOURCE: Serbian Orthodox Church