Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Feastday of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in New Gracanica

At the New Gracanica Monastery, a Hierarchal Liturgy was served on the Feastday of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. Bishop Longin served, accompanied by seven priests and four deacons. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Longin gave a sermon in which he spoke of the very event of the finding and elevation of the Holy Cross by Empress Helen and Emperor Constantine in the fourth century, but also about the importance for each one of us of carrying our own cross, or rather of struggling against sin, passions and anything else that might separate us from the love of God.

Bishop Longin visited the CSC of Saint Sava in Milwaukee

Saturday, 26th of September 2009 - His Grace Bishop Longin, along with Protopresbyter Stavrofor Marko Todorovic, visited the Church-school community of Saint Sava in Milwaukee WI. After a warm welcome on the part of Father Dragan Veleusic and Father Radomir Cutilo, the Bishop viewed the beautiful Cathedral, unique in its beauty far beyond our diocese.

Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos celebrated in Irvine, California

His Grace Bishop Maxim, Hieromonk Fr. Jovan Babic, and Fr. Blasko Paraklis together with the parishioners of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Church in Irvine, California celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos on Sunday, September 20th.

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Adelaide Seminar, 20 September 2009

Perhaps the greatest injustice to a great culture is not only for it to be misunderstood, but for it to be misrepresented. It is up to the youth of the current generation to set the benchmark and standard for future generations on how to interact not only with each other but with and around the church. Last Sunday, 20 September 2009, the youth of Adelaide organised a seminar to address this very point and to highlight the objectives of the Serbian Orthodox Youth Association (SOYA). Despite being one of the first SOYA meetings held by the Adelaide youth, the turnout of around 20 youth hinted at a bright future.

Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos in New Carlisle IN celebrated its Slava

On Monday, September 21, 2009, the Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God, His Grace Bishop Longin, along with His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America and His Grace Bishop Peterof Cleveland (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad), served Divine Hierarchical Liturgy at the above mentioned monastery.  In attendance were some twenty clergymen and hundreds of pilgrims.  His Grace Bishop Mitrophan spoke to the monastery pilgrims about the importance of prayer to the Mother of God, especially while traveling.  After the Dismissal of the Liturgy, the Hierarchs served the Rite of the Cutting of the Slava Kolac, followed by a memorial service for Mother Abbess Evpraksija (Paunovich, +2007) of Blessed Memory, the founder of the monastery.