Prince Stefan baptized by Patriarch Irinej

 Prince Stefan baptized by Patriarch Irinej
 Prince Stefan baptized by Patriarch Irinej
 Prince Stefan baptized by Patriarch Irinej
 Prince Stefan baptized by Patriarch Irinej

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia christened young Prince Stefan, the son of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philip and Princess Danica, at the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First-Called in the Royal Compound in Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia.

Joining the Patriarch in officiating the christening was His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac who married TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine in 1985, and also christened Princes Philip and Alexander.

Saint Joannicius of Devic

Joannicius was a Serb from Zeta. As a young man he was overhelmed with love for Christ.

He left his home and family and withdrew to the region of Ibar at the mouth of the Black River into a narrow cave in which, according to tradition, before him, St. Peter of Korish lived a life of ascetism. When his fame began to spread among the people, he fled to Drenica and hid in the thick forest of Devich. Here St. Joannicius spent years of solitude, in silence and in prayer.

Prophet Habakkuk

The Holy Prophet Habakkuk, the eighth of the Twelve Minor Prophets, was descended from the Tribe of Simeon, and he prophesied around 650 B.C.

The Prophet Habakkuk foresaw the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, the Babylonian Captivity and the later return of the captives to their native land. During the war with the Babylonians the prophet withdrew to Arabia, where the following miracle occurred. When he was bringing dinner to the reapers, he met an angel of the Lord, and instantly by the strength of his spirit he was transported to Babylon, where at the time the Prophet Daniel was languishing in prison. The food intended for the reapers assuaged the hunger of the exhausted Prophet Daniel (Dan. 14:33-37).

The Royal Family of Serbia celebrated its Patron - St. Andrew the First Called

The Royal Family of Serbia celebrated its Patron - St. Andrew the First Called
The Royal Family of Serbia celebrated its Patron - St. Andrew the First Called
The Royal Family of Serbia celebrated its Patron - St. Andrew the First Called
The Royal Family of Serbia celebrated its Patron - St. Andrew the First Called

The Royal Family of Serbia celebrated today its Patron Saint’s Day – St. Andrew the First Called, at the Royal Palace in Belgrade.

The hosts are Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, together with their family – TRH Prince Philip, Princess Danica, Prince Stefan and Prince Alexander, and the celebration at the Palace was attended by the religious leaders, members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown, as well as by the friends of the Royal Family.

Prophet Nahum

The Holy Prophet Nahum, whose name means “God consoles,” was from the village of Elkosh (Galilee).

He lived during the seventh century B.C. The Prophet Naum prophesies the ruin of the Assyrian city of Nineveh because of its iniquity, the destruction of the Israelite kingdom, and the blasphemy of King Sennacherib against God. The Assyrian king Ashurbanipal died in 632 B.C., and over the next two decades, his empire began to crumble. Nineveh fell in 612 B.C.

Righteous Philaret the Merciful of Amnia in Asia Minor

Righteous Philaret the Merciful, son of George and Anna, was raised in piety and the fear of God.

He lived during the eighth century in the village of Amnia in the Paphlagonian district of Asia Minor. His wife, Theoseba, was from a rich and illustrious family, and they had three children: a son John, and daughters Hypatia and Evanthia.

Assembly of Bishops releases study

Assembly of Bishops releases study
Assembly of Bishops releases study
Assembly of Bishops releases study
Assembly of Bishops releases study

Assembly of Bishops releases study on the Geography of Orthodoxy in America

“Fast Questions and Fast Answers about the Geography of Orthodoxy in America”, the second essay in a group of mini-reports concerning Orthodox Church life in America, was released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.