Serbian Patriarch received Permanent Coordinator of UN in Serbia

Serbian Patriarch received Permanent Coordinator of UN in Serbia
Serbian Patriarch received Permanent Coordinator of UN in Serbia
Serbian Patriarch received Permanent Coordinator of UN in Serbia
Serbian Patriarch received Permanent Coordinator of UN in Serbia

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mrs. Karl Rabbi Hershey, United Nations Permanent Coordinator in Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 30 March 2017.

The High Representative of the United Nations Ms. Hershey expressed sincere gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the warm and friendly reception during which they discussed various aspects of life of people in Serbia. The Patriarch thanked Her Excellency for the visit, wishing her every true blessing from the Lord and much success in her future work.

Holy Sacrament of Confession at the Patriarchate Chapel

Holy Sacrament of Confession at the Patriarchate Chapel
Holy Sacrament of Confession at the Patriarchate Chapel
Holy Sacrament of Confession at the Patriarchate Chapel
Holy Sacrament of Confession at the Patriarchate Chapel

His Grace Arsenije, Vicar Bishop of Toplica, officiated the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the Patriarchal Chapel of St. Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Belgrade.

In prayerful presence of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenej, the Bishop of Toplica celebrated with Archpriest-Stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Presbyter Vukasin Milicevic, protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon Aleksandar Sekulic.

Bishop Joanikije celebrated Liturgy in Prijepolje

Bishop Joanikije celebrated Liturgy in Prijepolje
Bishop Joanikije celebrated Liturgy in Prijepolje
Bishop Joanikije celebrated Liturgy in Prijepolje
Bishop Joanikije celebrated Liturgy in Prijepolje

His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic, in the capacity of an administrator of the Diocese of Mileseva, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral Church of St. Basil of Ostrog in Prijepolje on 26 March 2017.

Priests and monks of the Diocese of Mileseva and Budimlje-Niksic concelebrated. His Grace Bishop addressed the congregation with an archpastoral sermon.

Monastic assembly from the Metropolitanate of Montenegro-Littoral

Monastic assembly from the Metropolitanate of Montenegro-Littoral
Monastic assembly from the Metropolitanate of Montenegro-Littoral
Monastic assembly from the Metropolitanate of Montenegro-Littoral
Monastic assembly from the Metropolitanate of Montenegro-Littoral

An assembly of male monasticism from the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral was held in the Cetinje monastery on 29 March 2017.

The assembly began with the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts officiated by Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije. Besides the monks, the Liturgy was attended by students of the Seminary of St. Peter of Cetinje.

Venerable Alexis the Man of God

Saint Alexis was born at Rome into the family of the pious and poverty-loving Euphemianus and Aglais.

The couple was childless for a long time and constantly prayed the Lord to grant them a child. And the Lord consoled the couple with the birth of their son Alexis. At six years of age the child began to read and successfully studied the mundane sciences, but it was with particular diligence that he read Holy Scripture. When he was a young man, he began to imitate his parents: he fasted strictly, distributed alms and beneath his fine clothing he secretly wore a hair shirt. Early on there burned within him the desire to leave the world and serve God. His parents, however, had arranged for Alexis to marry a beautiful and virtuous bride.

A Brief History of the Irish Orthodox Church

A Brief History of the Irish Orthodox Church
A Brief History of the Irish Orthodox Church
A Brief History of the Irish Orthodox Church
A Brief History of the Irish Orthodox Church

On this (Julian Calender) St. Patrick’s day, historical for its first official ecclesiastical commemoration by churches of the Moscow Patriachate, with the poetic “ode to Celtic saints” by Monk Nicodemos. 

1. How Did Orthodoxy Reach Ireland?

How did Orthodox Christianity come to this small green island off the shores of the European continent in the uttermost West? Unknown to many, Christianity in Ireland does have an Apostolic foundation, through the Apostles James and John, although the Apostles themselves never actually visited there.