The Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Holy Archangel Gabriel Monastery in Kovilj was officiated by Serbian Patriarch Porfirije, on the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of that holy family – the Synaxis of the Holy Archangel Gabriel.
The Patriarch was concelebrated by Isihije of Valjevo, Jerotej of Toplica, elected Bishops Justin of Hvosno, Sava of Marca, monks, clergy, and deacons from many dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
After reading the Gospel passage, the Serbian Patriarch emphasized in his sermon the importance of emulating the angelic forces in the everyday Christian life:
After the last prayer, the slava gifts were blessed, and His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije congratulated slava to the monastery brotherhood.
The chanters of the School of Church Chanting at the Church Community of Novi Sad, St. John of Damascus, contributed to the festive gathering.
Source: Diocese of Backa