St. Archangel Michael Church of Santa Clara Valley celebrated its Patron Saint

St. Archangel Michael Church of Santa Clara Valley celebrated its Patron Saint
St. Archangel Michael Church of Santa Clara Valley celebrated its Patron Saint
St. Archangel Michael Church of Santa Clara Valley celebrated its Patron Saint
St. Archangel Michael Church of Santa Clara Valley celebrated its Patron Saint

St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church of Santa Clara Valley celebrated its Patron Saint in their new Church that is still under construction.  

His Grace Bishop Maxim accompanied with Bay Area priests conducted Hierarchical Divine Liturgy along with number of faithful that include all neighboring parishes, as well as host parish. 

Fr. Miladin Garic has reposed in the Lord

 Fr. Miladin Garic has reposed in the Lord - Funeral - Saturday, Nov. 28th 9:30am, Fair Oaks, CA 

Fr. Miladin Garic reposed peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, the Feast Day of St. Stefan Decanski. His wishes were to have a funeral service in the Church of the Holy Assumption and final burial in Jackson at St. Sava beside his wife Protonica Nina.My the Holy Spirit equip him with His breath! May his memory be eternal!

Funeral Arrangments for Proto Miladin Garic

Services will take place at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fair Oak, CA

Friday, November 27th - Tisagijon at 6:00pm followed by refreshments at Church hall.
Saturday, November 28th -  Divine Liturgy at 9:30 with Funeral Service.
His Grace Bishop Maxim will officiate with local and guest clergy.
Funeral Service will be followed by Lunch /Daca at church hall.

Instead of flowers in memory of Proto Garic you may give donation to Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary in Fair Oaks or  St. Sava in Jackson

Slava of the Sacred Monastery of Holy Archangel Michael in Kovilj

Slava of the Sacred Monastery of Holy Archangel Michael in Kovilj
Slava of the Sacred Monastery of Holy Archangel Michael in Kovilj
Slava of the Sacred Monastery of Holy Archangel Michael in Kovilj
Slava of the Sacred Monastery of Holy Archangel Michael in Kovilj

On Friday, 20 November 2015, in the late afternoon, a solemn celebration of the patron of Holy monastery of Kovilj, the Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven, began with the Great Vesper service in the monastery chapel of Venerable Fathers of Mount Athos.

Hieromonk Dionisije of the Kovilj Monastery served the Vesper service with the concelebration of deacons from Novi Sad – Veljko Vasiljev and Zoran Malesevic. His Eminence, Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana conducted the monastic choir at the right chanters’ apse. The vesper service was attended by Their Graces Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa and Bishop Jeronim of Jegar.

35th Anniversary of hierarchal service of Archbishop Mark

Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany Will Prayerfully Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his Episcopal Consecration at Buchendorf’s Convent

OnMonday, November 30, 2015, HisEminenceArchbishopMarkofBerlinandGermany will prayerfully celebrate the 35th anniversary of his episcopal consecration at Holy Grand Duchess Elizabeth Convent in the Bavarian city of Buchendorf by celebrating Divine Liturgy at 4 am. He will perform the all-night vigil the evening before.

Church slava and 170th Anniversary of the Cathedral church

Church slava and 170th Anniversary of the Cathedral church
Church slava and 170th Anniversary of the Cathedral church
Church slava and 170th Anniversary of the Cathedral church
Church slava and 170th Anniversary of the Cathedral church

The Cathedral church in Belgrade marked, on Saturday, its church slava, the Feast of Holy Michael the Archangel, with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was officiated by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica.

On Saturday, 21 November 2015, the Cathedral church in Belgrade celebrated its church slava, the Synaxis of The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven, as well as an unusual jubilee – 170th anniversary since the beginning of the service in this building. The First Belgrade Singing Society, the choir of Cathedral church sang responses. The host of this year’s slava of the Cathedral church was lawyer Toma Fila. A lots of faithful gathered on Saturday to prayerfully mark this feast day.

The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of heaven

The angels of God were celebrated by men from earliest times but this celebration was often turned into the divinization of angels (IV Kings 23:5 [II Kgs KJV]). The heretics wove all sorts of fables concerning the angels. Some of them looked upon angels as gods; others, although they did not consider them gods, called them the creators of the whole visible world. The local Council of Laodicea (four or five years before the First Ecumenical Council) rejected the worship of angels as gods and established the proper veneration of angels in its Thirty-fifth Canon.

In the fourth century, during the time of Sylvester, Pope of Rome, and Alexander, Patriarch of Alexandria, the present Feast of Archangel Michael and all the other heavenly powers was instituted for celebration in the month of November. Why precisely in November? Because November is the ninth month after March, and March is considered to be the month in which the world was created. Also, as the ninth month after March, November was chosen for the nine orders of angels who were created first. St. Dionysius the Areopagite, a disciple of the Apostle Paul (who was taken up into the third heaven), described these nine orders of angels in his book, On the Celestial Hierarchies, as follows: six-winged Seraphim, many-eyed Cherubim, God-bearing Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. The leader of all the angelic hosts is the Archangel Michael.