International Orthodox Chaplains’ Association supports chaplains of canonical Ukrainian Church

The statement of the Third International Conference of Orthodox Military Chaplains, held October 17-21, 2016 by the Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish army in Warsaw, was published on March 8 on the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for Relations with the Armed Forces.

The statement expressed approval and support for the decision to introduce military chaplains in Ukraine, reminding that the international Orthodox community recognizes only the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, reports the Information Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The self-styled and nationalistic “Kiev Patriarchate” and “Ukrainian Autonomous Orthodox Church” are schismatic, in communion with no one.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia

 

 

Proclaiming the faith of the Apostles the faithful of Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia gathered for The procession of Icons celebrating the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

Braving chilly conditions they made procession with their icons lead by Father Milorad Orlic and Radovan Micic chanting the troparion. Upon re-entering the church all the faithful, including children, read the Synodicon and declaration of the faith.

Recognition of Service to God

Recognition of Service to God
Recognition of Service to God
Recognition of Service to God
Recognition of Service to God

Celebrating Father Petar Petrović’s 40+ Years of Work in the Church

St. George Serbian Orthodox Church of Cincinnati, Ohio celebrated a monumental day on February 19, 2017 as His Grace Bishop Irinej, the recently appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern America, visited for a very special occasion. Bishop Irinej came not only to meet the people of his new diocese and to lead a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, but to bestow a blessing and elevate Father Petar Petrovic, who has been serving in the presbyterate for over 40 years (43 to be exact), with his loving wife Protinica Gordana by his side! Father Petar took up his cross to follow Christ by serving as a priest many years ago in Serbia.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Alhambra 2017

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Alhambra 2017
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Alhambra 2017
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Alhambra 2017
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Alhambra 2017

On Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of Great Lent, we commemorate the "Triumph of Orthodoxy", the "restoration" of icons in the church and their use in Orthodox worship.

This year in the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California, on Sunday, March 5, 2017,  His Grace Bishop Maxim, together with the parish clergy and parishioners, celebrated the Hierarchical Diving Liturgy followed by the special Sunday of Orthodoxy commemorated service with the proclamation and processsion with holy icons.

Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles

Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles
Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles
Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles
Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity (Psalm 133: 1).

The Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs on the west coast, His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco and the West, Orthodox Chruch in American (OCA); His Grace Bishop Maxim, Bishop of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America; and His Grace Bishop Apostolos, Bishop of Medeia, Auxiliary Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, together with clergy and the faithful from all jurisdictions, celebrated the Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vesper Service on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the Holy Virgin Mary OCA Cathedral in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Lorain

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Lorain
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Lorain
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Lorain
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Lorain

On Sunday, March 5th, 2017 Orthodox clergymen, together with their faithful flocks, gathered together at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Lorain, Ohio to celebrate the victory over iconoclasm - also known as "Triumph of Orthodoxy".

The morning started with the welcoming of His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh (Greek Archdiocese of America), who together with all clergy present began the morning with Matins. Joining His Eminence were parishioners from St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Lorain along with their pastor, Rev. Fr. Sinisa Hrvacevic. Also in attendance were a number of clergy from a variety of jurisdictions, including priests from Greek, Carpatho-Russian, and Ukrainian churches.