Although the Saint Sava Serbian Cathedral community in New York City lost its church in the fire on Pascha May 1, 2016, with God’s grace, thanks to the brotherly love of the Greek and the Russian people, it continued uninterruptedly to conduct its services.
Both the Greek and the Russian Churches opened the doors of their temples to the faithful of theSaint Sava parish. One of those churches, where the Serbs regularly conduct their Sunday and weekly services, is a beautiful Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Eleftherios. This year the Serbs and Greeks gathered together here for the Great and Holy Friday service. Leading the service was His Grace Bishop Irinej, accompanied by V. Rev. Stavrophor Dr. Albert Demos, parish priest at the Greek Church of Saint Eleftherios, V. Rev. Stavrophor Dr. Zivojin Jakovljevic, Saint Sava Cathedral Dean, and V. Rev. Vladislav Radujkovic, parish priest at the Saint Sava Cathedral.
We are grateful to God for this blessed day, when we celebrated once again our 101st Annual Church Patronal Feast Day Celebration (Slava).
It was a special event not just for our Parishioners, who worked very hard to make this day a success, but for all our guests who came to join us and participated in our Parish celebration. Most of all we are grateful to God and His Grace, our Bishop Irinej who came and served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by the Festal Procession around the temple and Cutting of the Festal Bread (Slavski Kolach).
It is with boundless paternal joy, that we inform you that on the very feast of St. Mark, i.e., on Monday, May 8th, 2017, the Monastery of St. Mark in Sheffield, Lorain, will celebrate its Patronal Feast Day - Slava.
Therefore, it is our pleasure, on behalf of the Abbot of the Monastery, the Most Venerable Archimandrite Leontije (Alavanja), to herein: Most sincerely invite all orthodox christian clergy and faithful to participate in this wondrous Paschal celebration of the Monastery Patronal Feast and Agape which will follow in continuation. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, at which we will officiate, will begin at 10:00 AM.
The most intelligent Serbian woman of the twentieth century, Isidora Sekulic, left us as a stimulant, but also a warning, the words she dedicated to Bishop Rade – Petar Petrovic Njegos, writing: „Blessed is that nation who has people with vision as their leaders“. The history of our people does not lack in people with vision, but, truth be told, not all visionaries succeded to embody their visions. One of the rare visionaries among Serbian spiritual fathers of the twentieth century who succeded to begin and lay the foundation of an unbelievabe far-reaching vision, on the cochlea of the Serbian peolpe, but also the entire fullness of Orthodoxy, in America, was Bishop of Sumadija, Bishop Dr. Sava (Vukovic), of blessed memory.
His Grace Grigorije, Bishop of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Coastlands, was elected as new chairman of the Interreligious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina on April 21, 2017 in Sarajevo.
Bishop Grigorije, who is also administrator of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia, said that at the meeting of the Interreligious Council, that during the past 20 years, working in a spirit of openness, mutual respect and trust, the Interreligious Council BiH has become an important organization that contributes to the improvement of life for all the peoplese in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Royal Couple on Humanitarian Visit to Pittsburgh and Johnstown
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine are visiting Pittsburgh and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States, in order to recognize the contributions of Serbian community leaders and organizations, as well as leading United States nonprofit organizations, such as Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, who are committed to organizing and supporting relief efforts that reduce and relieve the suffering of the most disadvantaged and underserved populations in Serbia.