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.

Remembrance Day on Victims of the “Storm” Military Action Marked

The state manifestation dedicated to marking the Remembrance Day of the killed and expelled Serbs in the Croatian military-police action “Storm” in August 1995, when 2000 Serbs were killed and more than 200.000 expelled, was held at Veternik near Novi Sad, Serbia,  on 4 August 2017.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the memorial service in the presence of President of Serbia AleksandarVucic, President of Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik, Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic,  Diocesan Bishop Irinej of Backa, Government ministers as well as by expelled Serbs, members of the families of the murdered in the “Storm” and of some 30.000 citizens.

Remembrance Day of the killed and expelled Serbs

On the occasion of The Remembrance Day of the killed and expelled Serbs in the military action “Storm” in Croatia 1995, in all churches of the Serbian Orthodox Church the memorial service for the victims will be served on July 5th, 2017 beginning at 11 am. The same day bells of all churches and monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church will rang at 12 am.

Slava at New Marcha Monastery

Slava at New Marcha Monastery
Slava at New Marcha Monastery
Slava at New Marcha Monastery
Slava at New Marcha Monastery

Wednesday 26 June 2017, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America made his first canonical visit to Monastery New Marcha and its church dedicated to the Archangel Gabriel for the celebration of the Monastery’s Slava.

The previous evening Vespers were served by Archimandrite Leontije (Alavanja), Abbot of St. Mark Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Sheffield, OH. Monastery New Marcha was blessed to have in attendance for the Vespers Mother Christophora, Abbess of Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City, PA (OCA-Romanian) and several sisters from her monastery.  A light meal was served after Vespers.

Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked

Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked
Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked
Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked
Half century of Hierarchal Ministry of Bishop Lavrentije marked

The festivity began with a Vigil and a solemn academy. Promotion of a monograph  “Lavrentije – the feast day of silent light”. The exhibition about life and works of the celebrant.

The bells of the Cathedral church in Sabac on 29 July 2017 marked exactly at 17.30 arrival of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. The First Hierarch of the Serbian Church arrived at the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Sabac followed by the host, Bishops Lavrentije of Sabac and  Milutin of Valjevo, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Mileta Radojevic, PhD; Bishop’s deputy protopresbyter-stavrophor Mirko Vilotic, Director of the Administration Office of the Serbian Patriarchate protopresbyter-staurophor StojadinPavlovic and many other ecclesial and secular personalities.