Modern Slavery - A Joint Declaration

Following up on a conversation between His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury during the patriarch’s visit to Lambeth Palace in November 2015, the Forum on Modern Slavery was held February 6-7 in Constantinople.

According to the site of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the forum brought together distinguished scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the negative phenomenon of modern slavery and the Church’s role in protecting human rights and dignity.

The Patriarch of Jerusalem at re-dedication of church in Acre

Patriarch Theophilos: If Jerusalem is the spiritual capital of the world, then Acre is surely the spiritual gateway to the Holy Land

Your Eminence Archbishop Suheil, Dear Father Hosam, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Reverend Fathers, dear friends, As we gather for this blessed occasion, we recall the words of Saint Paul: “I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1).

Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Instistute III - Day Three

Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Instistute III - Day Three
Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Instistute III - Day Three
Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Instistute III - Day Three
Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Instistute III - Day Three

How can psychological knowledge assist in spiritual life?

Following Orthros and a continental breakfast on Thursday morning, on the feast day of the Holy and Righteous Simeon the God-receiver Anna, the final plenary session began, entitled: How Can Psychologic Knowledge Assist in Spiritual Life?

First Assembly under Leadership of Bishop Irinej

First Assembly under Leadership of Bishop Irinej
First Assembly under Leadership of Bishop Irinej
First Assembly under Leadership of Bishop Irinej
First Assembly under Leadership of Bishop Irinej

Despite snow storms and chaotic travel, clergy and representatives from parishes and their church-school congregations across the Eastern American Diocese came together in Boston February 10-11, 2017 for their first Diocesan Assembly under their recently-enthroned hierarch, Bishop Irinej.

The Assembly was graciously hosted by Cathedral Dean, Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic and the faithful of St. Sava Cathedral in Cambridge. St. Sava's was recently elevated to the dignity of a cathedral by His Grace Bishop Irinej.

Saint Sava Monastery Launches Website

New official website (www.stsavamonastery.org) for Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville

As part of the preparations of the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwestern America for the upcoming celebration of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville this July 14 – 16, 2017, the Diocese is pleased to announce that a new, official website (www.stsavamonastery.org) for Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville has been launched today. The monastery which was founded and built by Saint Mardarije and houses his holy relics will be the main venue of the upcoming celebration.