Saint Angelina of Serbia

Saint Angelina was the daughter of Prince George Skenderbeg of Albania. Her mother’s name is not known, but she raised her daughter in Christian piety and taught her to love God.

Biography of new-elected Bishop of Nis Arsenije (Glavcic)

The new-elected Bishop of Nis Arsenije (Glavcic), Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, was born on March 10, 1978 in Vrsac, as Milomir Glavcic.

He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1993, and from there, upon the blessing of the then Bishop Hrizostom (Stolic) of Banat, attended the Seminary of Saint Sava in Belgrade and finished it successfully in 1998. Upon the blessing of Bishop Hrizostom, he immatriculated the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. During his studies he attended  twice the Puskin Institute in Moscow to improve his Russian, in 1999 and 2000.

First Liturgy in Japanese in Belgrade Cathedral

With the blessing of Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan, Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierachal Liturgy with the concelebration of a guest from the Japanese Orthodox Church, priest Gregory Mizuno from Yokohama, in the Cathedral church in Belgrade on Sunday, 6 August 207, on the feast of the Holy Martyrs of Prebilovci and Lower Herzegovina.

Father Gregory pronounced prayers and exclamations in Japanese, which was, actually, the first time in history that in the Belgrade's Cathedral church the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served in this language as well.

Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese

Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese
Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese
Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese
Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese

On Saturday, August 5th, the Eastern-American Diocese held their first Diocesan Day celebration under the omophorion of their recently-enthroned hierarch, His Grace Bishop Irinej. 

Faithful from around the diocese gathered at the Most Holy Mother of God Monastery Church at the St. Sava Camp in Shadeland, PA, to offer thanksgiving to God as one body, in unity, at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia

Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia
Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia
Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia
Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia

Bishop of Slavonia attended the Patronal feast of Air landing troops in Moscow. - A visit to the Diocese of Novy Kuznec and Metropolitanate of Kemerov.

On 2 August 2017 when the Holy Church celebrates the feast of Holy Prophet Elijah, traditionally feast’s celebrations dedicated to Saint Elijah’s Day were held in the street of Ilinka. This is the day which unitea the Day of Air Landing Troops with the Patronal feast of the church of Saint Elijah the Prophet, which is the central church of the Air Landing troops.

Russian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy in Russian Navy’s Kronstadt’s Cathedral

Russian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy in Russian Navy’s Kronstadt’s Cathedral
Russian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy in Russian Navy’s Kronstadt’s Cathedral
Russian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy in Russian Navy’s Kronstadt’s Cathedral
Russian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy in Russian Navy’s Kronstadt’s Cathedral

On 30 July 2017, on the eight Sunday after Pentecost, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in honour of the saint Nicholas the Miracle-worker at the stauropegic Kronstadt's Cathedral church of the Russian Army and Navy in Sankt-Petersburg.

Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) of Mileshevo enthroned

Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) of Mileshevo enthroned
Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) of Mileshevo enthroned
Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) of Mileshevo enthroned
Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) of Mileshevo enthroned

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at Milesheva monastery on 6 August 2017, and on this occasion he introduced His Grace Bishop Atanasija (Rakita) into the throne of the Bishops of Milesheva. The ceremony was attended by envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nikola Selakovic, Minister of Defense Mr. Aleksandar Vulin and Minister of Justice Mrs. Nela Kuburovic.

In the presence of many Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, representatives of state authorities, representatives of the Islamic Community of Serbia and the faithful, the solemn rite of the enthronement of His Grace Atanasije as Bishop of Milesheva was performed. Serbian Patriarch Irinej was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops Justin of Zica, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Pahomije of Vranje, Nikanor of Banat, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Sergije Epuscopus electus of Bihac-Petrovac and Marko of Bregalnica.