Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, a vicar of His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia, accompanied a Serbian team to the 14thFAI World Para-Ski Championship held in Kuzbass on 11-16 March 2014. He was invited by the Para-Ski Federation of the Kemerovo region and Metropolitan Aristarkh of Kemerovo and Prokopievsk with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. At the opening ceremony, Bishop Jovan made a parachute jump.
While in Kemerovo, he met with Governor Aman Tuleyev of the Kemerovo region and with Metropolitan Aristarkh, visited the Convent of the Dormition in the village of Yelykayevo, Kemerovo region, and the Ss Cyril and Methodius Orthodox School in Kemerovo.
On March 14, Bishop Jovan concelebrated the Liturgy of the Presanctified with Metropolitan Aristarkh at the Cathedral of the ‘Sign’ icon of the Mother of God in Kemerovo and delivered lectures at the Kemerovo State University and at the Kuzbass Theological Seminary.