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.

Director of Philanthropy in Brot fur die Welt celebration

Upon receiving the invitation of the Brot fur die Welt, with its headquarters in Berlin, director of Philanthropy, Тhe Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Church, Mr. Dragan M. Makojevic, MDiv MTh, had the honor to take a part in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the creation of it. 

While being in Berlin, there was enough time and opportunities to congratulate colleagues and friends, on such important jubilee as well and to talk about current and future cooperation between two institutions.  Director of Philanthropy also had a privilege to meet and talk with His Excellency Mr. Joachim Gauck, the former President of Germany, who used the opportunity and extended His most cordial greetings to the Holy Church and the Serbian people.

The life of St. Mardarije of Libertyville

Born in village of Kornet, Ljesani County, in Montenegro, on November 2, 1889, to pious parents Petar and Jela Uskokovic, he was baptized in his village church dedicated to St. George and received his baptismal name Ivan.

His mother was from the well-known Bozovic family. Both of his parents were well respected in their community holding the office of leadership and particularly his father was a captain of their clan.

Saint Mardarije of Libertyville

O tireless preacher of Christ the Lord, Saint-Sava like leader of your people in the Diaspora, diligent builder and teacher of repentance, whose rule of life was: Sowing Christian love, spreading peace, quieting passions, preaching good and turning people into brothers. O Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and America, with all the Enlighteners of the American land, Beseech the only Lover of mankind to grant peace and unity to the Orthodox people! - Kondak to St. Mardarije

Apostle Andrew, the Holy and All-Praised First-Called

The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42).

The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he turned with all his soul to God. He did not enter into marriage, and he worked with his brother as a fisherman. When the holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John began to preach, Saint Andrew became his closest disciple. Declaring Christ to be the Lamb of God, Saint John the Baptist himself sent to Christ his own two disciples, the future Apostles Andrew and John the Theologian.

A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

Sunday, December 2, 2018 marked the beginning of the Nativity Fast-Advent season. 

Our Cathedral was blessed with the presence of His Grace Irinej, Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese, who joyously celebrated the Divine Liturgy, and concelebrated by Cathedral Dean Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Fr. Dobrivoje Milunovic and Deacon Theodore Sokolovic, with the participation of our former Cathedral dean, Fr. Uros Ocokoljich and Father Nikolaj Kostur. The choral responses by the S.S.S. Branko Radichevich were beautiful, leading our faithful to “lay aside all earthly cares”.

Symposium marking the 800th anniversary of autocephaly of the Serbian Church

The scientific symposium will be held at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade December 10-14th 2018.

In honor of the anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church (1219-2019), under the full patronage of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade organizes from December 10 to December 14, 2018 an international scientific symposium dedicated to the event of the Church independence and the eighth-century long contribution of the Serbian Orthodox Church to history, theology and culture of the Serbian people. More than a hundred prominent foreign and domestic research workers are going to participate in this international scientific event, whereby announcing the unallocated wish of collective scientific awareness of the current meaning of Orthodox Christianity in the Serbian context and beyond.