Tadashi Nagai – honorary citizen of Belgrade

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended today a celebration in the Belgrade City Hall where the former Ambassador of Japan in Serbian Mr. Tadashi Nagai presented with Belgrade's most prestigious award - the title of honorary citizen.

Metropolitan Christopher of Libertyville-Chicago fell asleep in the Lord

Chicago, IL - At 7:45 this evening, Wedesday, August 18, 2010, on the eve of the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His Eminence +Christopher, Metropolitan of Libertyville-Chicago, fell asleep in the Lord at the age of 82. Clergy are asked to serve a small pomen at tomorrow's Divine Liturgy.

- MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010 - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, 10:00 AM, Monday, August 23, 2010, at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 N. Redwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60631. Funeral Matins, 7:00 PM, Monday, August 23, 2010, at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 N. Redwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60631.

- TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Requiem Service, 9:00 AM, Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery 32377 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048, followed by burial at grave on south side of church.

A memorial lunch will be served at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 N. Redwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60631, following interment.

May the Lord our God grant blessed repose and eternal rest
to His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher.

Pilgrims from North America and Russia celebrate 40th Anniversary of Saint Herman’s glorification on Spruce Island

Every year pilgrims from around the world together with the natives of Alaska come to commemorate America's first saint, Fr. Herman - the Wonderworker of Alaska. They visit Spruce Island, the place he sanctified by his holy Christian life, and go to venerate his relics on the Island of Kodiak. This year His Grace Maxim, Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America and Fr. Blasko Paraklis came on their third pilgrimage.

Celebration of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Belgrade

Many Orthodox believers from all parts of Belgrade gathered yesterday in a magnificent church of the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord on Vidikovac where His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno on behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Divine Liturgy.

Consecration of the church in Shadeland

On Sunday, August 8th, in Shadeland PA, on the property of Saint Sava children's camp, a new church was consecrated. Upon invitation on Bishop Mitrofan of the Eastern American Diocese of the SOC, Bishop Longin of the New Gracanica - Midwestern American Diocese participated in the consecration along with a few of the clerics of our diocese.

89 years since the death of King Peter I Karadjordjevic

His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the memorial service in Oplenac on the occasion of 89 years since the death of King Peter I Karadjordjevic.