Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia

Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia
Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia
Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia
Patriarch received the ambassadors of Serbia to Belgium and Slovenia

Serbian Patriarchate, 14 June 2017 - His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Her Excellency Mrs. Dr. Marina Jovicevic, Serbian Ambassador to Belgium, and Her Excellency Mrs. Zoranа Vlatković, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Slovenia.

The guests expressed their gratitude to the Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed some aspects of cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. The Serbian Patriarch thanked the distinguished guests for the visit , wishing  them abundant Divine blessings in their diplomatic missions.

Biography of Episcopus electus of Dalmatia Nikodim

The elected Bishop of Dalmatian Nikodim (Kosovic) was born on 15 April 1981 in Zadar, from parents who died in his early childhood.

He grew up together with his sister Danica, under the care of his uncle Nenad Kosovic, a well-known Benkovac professor and translator from Russian. He started Elementary school in Zadar, continued it in Benkovac in 1991 and ended at Dragocvet near Jagodina, Serbia, in 1995. Starting from 1991 he lived in the village Suljkovac n. Jagodina where he as a child, due to the civil war, went into exile, and in 1994 he together with his father and sister moved to live in Jagodina. He finished the Serbian Orthodox Seminary of Saint Arsenius of Srem in Sremski  Karlovci in 2000.

Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh

Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh
Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh
Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh
Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh

On Sunday, June 4th, Holy Trinity Cathedral of Pittsburgh welcomed His Grace Bishop Irinej to help celebrate its patronal feast day of Pentecost.  

Following the procession around the outside of the church, the Slavski kolach and koljivo were blessed.  Kumovi were Ray and Shirley Popovich. Following Divine Liturgy, a luncheon followed at Salvatore’s Events and Catering where this year’s five high school graduates and two college graduates were honored. 

New Martyrs of the Piva canonized

New Martyrs of the Piva canonized
New Martyrs of the Piva canonized
New Martyrs of the Piva canonized
New Martyrs of the Piva canonized

On the feast of the Third Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, on June 7, 2017, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budim and Niksic celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the memory-church at the Dola village in the Piva region.

Quite a great number of the clergy and hieromonks from this Diocese concelebrated, with the prayerful participation of numerous faithful people. During the Divine Liturgy the Rite of canonization of the Holy New Martyrs of the Piva was performed, following a decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church brought at their spring session, and consequently they have been included into the Diptych of saints.

Press Release of the Inter-Church Commission of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Croatian Bishops' Conference

The fifth meeting of the Inter-Church Commission of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Croatian Bishops’ Conference was held at the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Wednesday the 7th  and on Thursday the 8th of June 2017, the task of  task was to jointly consider the role of Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac before, during and after the Second World war.

The theme of the meeting was "The Archbishop and Cardinal Stepinac and Communist persecution from 1945 to 1960."

Pentecost in Montana

 Pentecost in Montana
 Pentecost in Montana
 Pentecost in Montana
 Pentecost in Montana

On June 3rd, Saturday of Souls, the parish of St. Herman of Alaska in Kalispell Montana experienced the pentecostal joy of receiving our beloved hierarch and arch-pastor, bishop Maxim, for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. 

Being the eve of the great feast of Pentecost, the Liturgy felt doubly festal that day as the faithful of the Flathead Valley gathered in synaxis to pray for our departed and to recall and anticipate the great gift of the Holy Spirit.