Doxology in honour of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East

Doxology in honour of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East
Doxology in honour of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East
Doxology in honour of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East
Doxology in honour of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East

The solemn doxology was officiated in honour of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East in the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on 11 October 2018.

During the solemn and joyful rite of doxology, served by protopresbyter-staurophor Petar Lukic, the dean of the Cathedral church; with concelebration of protodeacons Radomir Percevic and Stevan Rapajic , the Primate of the Church of Antioch His Beatitude John X was standing in the patriarchal throne, in a prayerful presence of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

Homily on the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God

O Mother of God, sheltered by Thy coming /
we faithful people today keep feast in joy, /
and looking at Thy most pure image, /
moved to the depths of our hearts, we say: /
Protect us with Thy precious Veil /
and deliver us from every ill, /
by entreating Christ, Thy Son and our God, /
to save our souls.

(Tropar in tone 4 - Protection of the Mother of God)

Early one morning, two sisters were getting ready for school, as one sister walked out of her room with one pillow on her back and one pillow on her chest. Her sister asked, “why do you have pillows on you?” “Well,” she said, “the pillow on my chest is to protect from all the boys that will break my heart. And the pillow on my back is to protect me from all the friends that will stab me in the back."

A Historical Visit: His Beatitude Patriarch John of Antioch and All East in Belgrade

His Beatitude Patriarch John of Antioch and All East arrived in Serbia to pay an official (irenic) visit to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej and the Serbian Orthodox Church (photo gallery ) on 11 October 2018.

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East will be in the official (irenic) visit to His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and to the Serbian Orthodox Church from 11-19th October 2018. Residents of Belgrade had an opportunity to welcome His Beatitude Patriarch John and his entourage right after his arrival on Thursday of 11th October 2018, at 12,00 o’ clock, when the doxology in honour of the high guest was officiated in the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael.

A central event of the visit will be the conciliar Holy Liturgy which will be presided over by the Patriarchs with Hierarchs of both Churches in the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava on Sunday of 14th October 2018.

Along with the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, bishops, clergy and monks, the Serbian faithful will also show hospitality to the beloved Guest in the most significant Serbian holy shrines, monasteries: Zicha, Studenica, Ostrog, Patriarchate of Pec, Dechani as well as in Podgorica (Montenegro) and Nis. The Primates of both Churches will also meet with the leading Serbian state and political representatives.

The Biography of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

The Biography of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
The Biography of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
The Biography of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
The Biography of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

The Biography of Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

His Beatitude John X was born in 1955 in the city of Lattakia, Syria. His father Mounah Yazigi was from Lattakia, a teacher of Arabic language. His mother Rosa Moussi is from Tripoli, Lebanon. They gave birth to four children – two boys and two girls. His Beatitude’s brother is His Grace Metropolitan Boulos of Aleppo. One sister is a nun. His Beatitude lived and studied in the city schools. He graduated from the University of Teshreen with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. During his university studies, he played an active and leading role with the youth, which led to the establishment of a Byzantine Music School and many spiritual youth programs. His work led to a great spiritual revival among his generation.

Memorial service for children, victims of the Ustasha concentration camp in Sisak

Memorial service for children, victims of the Ustasha concentration camp in Sisak
Memorial service for children, victims of the Ustasha concentration camp in Sisak
Memorial service for children, victims of the Ustasha concentration camp in Sisak
Memorial service for children, victims of the Ustasha concentration camp in Sisak

On Children’s cemetery in Sisak, a memorial service for the children, innocent victims of the Ustasha concentration camp, was held on 6 October, 2018.

With blessing of the competent hierarch Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagren and Ljubljna, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Pakrac-Slavonija served the memory rite (panichida) together with other priests concelebrated to hum.

Bishop Grigorije celebrated Liturgy in Frankfurt

The church of Resurrection of Christ, built in 1964, at the same when  the Serbian Orthodox Church Community in Frankfurt was founded, had an opportunity to welcome its Bishop, His Grace Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany on 7 October 2018.

Welcomed by prayer song, the Bishop began the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at 10 a.m. Many priests from the Diocese concelebrated to the Bishop. Upon the invitation of Bishop Grigorije, members of the folklore assemblies “Serbian Culture Centre”, “Kolo”, “Danube”, “Neue Isenburg” enhanced the prayer with their presence in a large number.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica

Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica
Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica
Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica
Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica

His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Holy Great-martyr Prince Lazarus - Lazarica in Birmingham, England, on 7 October 2018.

Two anniversaries, 70 years since the founding of the Church Community of Birmingham and 50 years since the consecration of the Lazarica church in Birmingham, gathered together at the Holy Liturgy His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops: Dositej of  Britiain-Scandinavia, Andrej of Austria-Switzerland and Arsenije of Nis from the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as several Hierarchs from sister Orthodox Churches and a large number of high guests.