The Holy Liturgy was celebrated by Bishops David of Krusevac, Pahomije of Vranje, Fotije of Zvornik and Tuzla, Dositej of Britain, and Scandinavia, Ilarion of Timok, and the elected Damaskin of Mohács. The Order of Saint Simeon of Myrrh was awarded to the director of the BIA, Bratislav Gasic. In the afternoon, on his return from Kosovo and Metohija, the Patriarch of Serbia visited Krusevac.
On the eve of Saint Vitus Day, when the Lazarica church celebrates its founder and protector, the Holy Great Martyr Prince Lazar, Bishop David of Krusevac served a solemn Vigil service in the prayerful presence of numerous faithful people and priests of the city of Krusevac. In front of the church, a poetic-musical triptych Crucified Kosovo – Finding of the Venerable Head of Lazar was held, which marked the beginning of the great jubilee – 650 years since the founding of the city of Krusevac. The event was attended by Bishops David of Krusevac, Pahomije of Vranje, and Ilarion of Timok, the clergy, and the pious people of Krusevac.
The festive gathering in the glory of God and in honor of the Holy Prince Lazarus began with the solemn awarding of the Order of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher to the Director of the Security Information Agency, Bratislav Gasic for his great contribution to the Church and the city of Krusevac. The Holy Liturgy was served by Their Graces Bishops David of Krusevac, Pahomije of Vranje, Fotije of Zvornik, and Tuzla, Dositej of Britain and Scandinavia, Ilarion of Timok, the elected Damaskin of Mohács, the clergy and monastics of the Diocese of Krusevac. The choir of the church of Lazarica solemnly sang responses.
After the reading of the Holy Gospel Bishop Fotije held a sermon. After the end of the Holy Liturgy, led by the relics of the Holy Prince Lazar, the faithful people walked in the procession to the central town square and the monument to the heroes of Kosovo, where a memorial service was held for the fallen heroes from the Battle of Kosovo until today.
In the afternoon, on his return from Kosovo and Metohija, Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia visited Krusevac.
Source: Serbian Orthodox Church