Open House and Dedication in Oakland

 Open House and Dedication in Oakland
 Open House and Dedication in Oakland
 Open House and Dedication in Oakland
 Open House and Dedication in Oakland

Open House and Dedication at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Oakland, California

The entire week following Easter is to be set aside by Orthodox Christians for the celebration of the Resurrection. According to the 66th canon of the Council in Trullo: “From the holy day of the Resurrection of Christ our God until New Sunday (i.e. Thomas Sunday) for a whole week the faithful in the holy churches should continually be repeating psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, rejoicing and celebrating Christ, and attending to the reading of the Divine Scriptures and delighting in the Holy Mysteries. For in this way shall we be exalted with Christ; raised up together with Him. For this reason on the aforesaid days that by no means there be any horse races or any other public spectacle”.

Lebanon Celebrates 102nd Slava

Lebanon Celebrates 102nd Slava
Lebanon Celebrates 102nd Slava
Lebanon Celebrates 102nd Slava
Lebanon Celebrates 102nd Slava

On April 15, 2018 and the day when our Church celebrates the Sunday of St Thomas (Antipascha), our Parish Church of the Holy Resurrection of Christ in Lebanon, PA, celebrated its 102 Annual Slava.

We were blessed to have in our midst our Bishop and Father, His Grace Irinej, who served the Divine Hierarchical Liturgy with our parish priest presbyter Borjan Vitanov, the V. Rev Father Christopher Rocknage, the parish priest from St. Nicholas in Steelton with his parishioners who sung during the service and deacon Milos Zdralich.

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church convened

The Holy |Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church will commence its regular convocation by the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit in the church of the Holy Apostles in Patriarchate of Pec on April 29, 2018.

The working part of the Assembly will begin in the Patriarchate of Pec itself after the Holy Liturgy to be celebrated on April 30, 2018. and will continue at the Patriarchate Palace in Belgrade on May 1, 2018.

Meeting of the Managing Board of the Serbian Patriarchate Library

Meeting of the Managing Board of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia Irinej, was held in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on April 17, 2018.

The director of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate, Dr. Zoran Nedeljkovic, submitted a report on the work of the Library during the previous year, giving a survey in detail about all the professional activities and projects that are being performed in the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate, about the work and performance of employees as well as about the future activities that should be implemented.

Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s

Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s
Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s
Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s
Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s

As part of the Easter Festival, with the blessing of His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, two Church choirs arranged concerts in the crypt of the St. Sava Cathedral in the Belgrade District of Vracar on April 14, 2018.

The Children's Choir of the Serbian Chanting Society “Jedinstvo” from Kotor, Montenegro, performed first, and on this occasion presented its new CD as well. Prior to the performance of the first Paschal hymn, the audience was greeted by Archpriest  Nemanja Krivokapić, parish priest in Kotor and spiritual father of the choir, who expressed his gratitude to Archimandrite Stefan, principal of the Cathedral, because this Belgrade Cathedral was patron of the new music CD of the Children's Choir. The choir was conducted by Ivan Krivokapić.

The Sacred and Divine Liturgy

Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan

Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan
Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan
Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan
Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan

His Eminence Hrisostom, Metropolitan of Dabar-Bosnia , organized  Easter reception that took place in the residence of the Metropolitanate in Sarajevo on April 12, 2018.

The reception was attended by: Cardinal Mr. Vinko Puljić ,Roman-Catholic Archbishop of Vrh-Bosnia; Husein Kavazovic, Reis-ul-ulema of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Jakub Finci in the name of the Jewish Community of Bosnia-Herzegovina; envoys of the President of the Republic of Srpska and the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the High Representative of the UN Valentin Incko, ambassadors of the Russian Federation, USA, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Egypt, Switzerland, Greece and FYRM, mayors of municipalities, businessmen, representatives of high theological schools and the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Republic of Srpska.