The schedule of the following events regarding the Holy Fire:
· welcome ceremony of the Holy Fire on 11 April 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla, where the press conference will be held,
· the solemn welcome at the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar District on 11 April 2015 at 11:00 PM, as well as the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy officiated by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral at midnight on 11 April 2015.
More information about this joyous event of the transfer of the Holy Fire from the Jerusalem’s Sepulcher church of the Resurrection of Christ to the Serbian capital you can get also by social networks:
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His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today, on 7 April 2015, on the feast day of the Annunciation, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of HolyArchangel Michael in Belgrade.
The Patriarch was concelebrated by the clergy of the Cathedral church. Patriarch Irinej congratulated the feast-day to the congregation.
Metropolitan Porfirije: Man needa a man.Bat, above all, man needs God.
The Church in Zagreb celebrated the feast-day of the solemn Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, with the Holy Liturgy officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana. The Metropolitan was concelebrated by priests of the Cathedral church and lots of believers gathered in the church.
On Palm Sunday, on April 5th, 2015 when our Church celebrates a memory of the triumphal entry of Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade.
His Holiness was concelebrated by local priests of the Serbian Church. The Children choir of the First Belgrade Chanting Society sang responses during the Eucharistic gathering.
Recent statistics indicate that about half of all pregnancies in America are “unintended,” and of those, four out of ten end in abortion. Perhaps most disturbingly, over 70% of women involved in an abortion report some sort of religious affiliation.
In the Orthodox Church, we commemorate the Great Feast of Annunciation on March 25. Without coincidence, this occurs nine months before the Great Feast of Nativity or Christmas. In the Annunciation, we celebrate not only the Incarnation, but the actualconception of Jesus Christ. As the Creed states, “who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man.” We also remember the conception of Mary herself later in the year. And again, not merely their birth or the bare facts of their existence, but theirconception—what the Church has forever, and ever shall recognize as the beginning of life. This is without question, and has been universally attested since the apostles.
His Grace Bishop Maxim and his parents, Proto Lazar and Protinica Radmila Vasiljevic, celebrated their Krsna Slava, on Lazarus Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California.
His Grace, Bishop Maxim officiated at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the clergy from Saint Steven's Cathedral and surrounding parishes, and many Orthodox faithful from around the Diocese. Following the Divine Liturgy, the festal Slava service was held in the main hall and was followed by a delicious luncheon prepared by the Diocesan Kolo Srpskih Sestara.