St Gregory the Theologian

The fabric of Christendom was woven into its strength and beauty of character by the threads of men such as St. Gregory the Theologian, who became one of the four great doctors of the Church during the 4th century AD, along with Saints Basil the Great, John Chrysostom and Athanasios the Great. He is further remembered as one of the three so-called Cappadocian Fathers, an honour he shares with Sts Basil and Gregory of Nyssa. He is also recognised as the champion of Orthodoxy against the heretical doctrine of Arianism.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Russian Church’s Representation in Belgrade

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Russian Church’s Representation in Belgrade
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Russian Church’s Representation in Belgrade
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Russian Church’s Representation in Belgrade
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Russian Church’s Representation in Belgrade

On 4 February 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Trinity – Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. His visit to the Representation was timed to the 9th anniversary of enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia that took place on 1 February 2009.

Concelebrating with the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church were Archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev, rector of the Russian Representation in Belgrade, and clergy of the Belgrade archdiocese.

Nine years of the Patriarchal Ministry of His Holiness Kirill

The significant anniversary of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill was marked on February 4th, 2018 with the Divine Liturgy in the Russian church of Holy Trinity in Belgrade officiated by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch.

 

Representatives of the UN Secretary General visit Serbian Patriarch

Representatives of the UN Secretary General visit Serbian Patriarch
Representatives of the UN Secretary General visit Serbian Patriarch
Representatives of the UN Secretary General visit Serbian Patriarch
Representatives of the UN Secretary General visit Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary -General and  Head of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) Zahir Tanin at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on February 2nd, 2018. 

The audience was attended by Representative of the UN Secretary-General and the Director of the UN Office in Belgrade Mrs. Simona-Mirela Miculescu and His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren.

Celebration of Saint Sava’s feast-day in Banja Luka

Celebration of Saint Sava’s feast-day in Banja Luka
Celebration of Saint Sava’s feast-day in Banja Luka
Celebration of Saint Sava’s feast-day in Banja Luka
Celebration of Saint Sava’s feast-day in Banja Luka

His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banjaluka served, on the occasion of the feast-day of Saint Sava, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour in Banja Luka.

After the Holy Liturgy, there was a rite of blessing and cutting the slava cake. The young ones received some gifts. The feast-day of Saint Sava was celebrated throughout Banjaluka – in schools, with solemn performances and slava rites as well as at the Cultural Centre of Banski Dvor where a traditional Saint Sava Academy was held.

On the student patron feast celebration of St. Sava at Cambridge University.

On the student patron feast celebration of St. Sava at Cambridge University.
On the student patron feast celebration of St. Sava at Cambridge University.
On the student patron feast celebration of St. Sava at Cambridge University.
On the student patron feast celebration of St. Sava at Cambridge University.

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Dositej diocese for Great Britain & Scandinavia, Serbian students at Cambridge University celebrated their patron and intercessor before our Lord and God, the first Serbian Archbishop St. Sava.

The rite of blessing the Slava wheat, wine and bread was celebrated by protopresbyter - stavrophore Aleksandar Ilic, parish priest of St. John the Baptist church in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The host of the Slava was Mr. Luka Bojovic from Gornji Milanovac. For next year’s Slava the honour of hosting was accepted by Mr. Ivan Tanasijevic from Zrenjanin.

Vicar Bishop of South America Visits Phoenix, Arizona

Vicar Bishop of South America Visits Phoenix, Arizona
Vicar Bishop of South America Visits Phoenix, Arizona
Vicar Bishop of South America Visits Phoenix, Arizona
Vicar Bishop of South America Visits Phoenix, Arizona

This year’s annual Patronal Feast Day – Slava Celebration on Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona, was very special in many ways, but most of all on the account of the visit of their Graces Bishop Maksim and Bishop Kirilo.

Bishop Kirilo was elected as hierarch almost four years ago as a Vicar Bishop to His Eminence Amfilohije of Montenegro, with a special appointment to take care of our Church in South America, for the first time visited Phoenix as a part of his larger North American tour.