St. Martyrs Ermil (Ermilus) and Stratonicus

St. Martyrs Ermil (Ermilus) and Stratonicus
St. Martyrs Ermil (Ermilus) and Stratonicus
St. Martyrs Ermil (Ermilus) and Stratonicus
St. Martyrs Ermil (Ermilus) and Stratonicus

The Martyr Saints Ermil and Stratonicus, in Greek ῞Ερμυλος and Στρατόνικος, or in Serbian Свети мученици, Eрмил и Cтратонjк бэлгрaдски (Sts. Martyrs Ermil and Stratonic of Belgrade) lived in 3rd – 4th centuries in the Roman province Illyricum, located on the middle course of the Danube, and received their martyrdom at Singidunum (the today Belgrade), being celebrated on January 13, their day of passage to the Lord.

Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon

Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon
Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon
Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon
Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon

The past weekend of 13th and 14th January 2018 at the St. Stephens Archdeacon and Protomartyr Serbian Orthodox Church in Portland, Oregon was very blessed.

 Our Diocesan Bishop His Grace Bishop Maxim visited our Portland parish to join and conduct the celebration of our Parish Slava, which began with a delicious lunch at the house of this year Slava sponsor Momcilo and Ruzica Djurdjevic who hosted our beloved Bishop Maxim. At the evening Fr. Vidoslav the host priest and Episcopal Dean of the Butte Deanery served the Vesper joined by His Grace Bp. Maxim and a lot of parishioners.

Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija

Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija
Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija
Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija
Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija

With the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, vicar Bishop of the Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Great Martyr George in the Cukarica district of Belgrade.

The Bishop was concelebrated by protoprosbyter-staurophors Caslav Marinkovic and BrankoMitrovic, protopresbyter Vitomir Kostic and some other clergimen. After the rite of the Great blessing of water in the church itself, Bishop Antonije held a sermon.

Saint Basil the Great celebrated in the village of Marsic

Saint Basil the Great celebrated in the village of Marsic
Saint Basil the Great celebrated in the village of Marsic
Saint Basil the Great celebrated in the village of Marsic
Saint Basil the Great celebrated in the village of Marsic

Diocese of Sumadia: Free day care for children and youth with disabilities and professional support to their parents

On Sunday, 14 January 2018, when the Church celebrates the Circumcision of the Lord, Saint Basil the Great and the New Year, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Basil the Great in Marsic with the concelebration of local priests.

Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble Society

Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble Society
Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble Society
Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble Society
Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble Society

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated on the feast-day of Saint Basil the Great the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade.

His Holiness Irinej performed the rite of blessing the slava cake of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble, the oldest choral institution in Serbia, which just marks 165th anniversary of its existence.

The Serbian Patriarch received in audience the Greek Ambassador

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Ambassador of the Republic of Greece Mr. Ilijas Iliadis and presbyter Panayotis Karatasios, principal of the Holy Archangel Gabriel Monastery in Zemun, in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on January 16, 2018.