Patriarch Irinej celebrated in Cathedral Church

Patriarch Irinej celebrated in Cathedral Church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated in Cathedral Church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated in Cathedral Church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated in Cathedral Church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on 27 September 2019, on the feast day of the the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross. (photo gallery).

The Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyters-staurophors Branko Topalovic and local priests of this church, and in the prayerful presence of the people of the capital. 

The Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God - Slava KSS Akron, OH

The Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God - Slava KSS Akron, OH
The Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God - Slava KSS Akron, OH
The Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God - Slava KSS Akron, OH
The Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God - Slava KSS Akron, OH

Magnificent and prayerful, as it is fitting for the Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God, the glorious Slava celebration of the Kolo Circle of Serb Sisters was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Martyr St. Demetrius in Akron. 

With the blessing of our Archpastor, His Grace Bishop Irinej, and under the spiritual guidance of the Fr. Proto Dragan Goronjic, members of the Kolo Circle of Serbian Sisters, just like every year, as in this year 2019, with all their strength, spiritual and physical, they focused on organizing their Slava. 

Testament church of Abba Justin consecrated in Monastery Celije

Testament church of Abba Justin consecrated in Monastery Celije
Testament church of Abba Justin consecrated in Monastery Celije
Testament church of Abba Justin consecrated in Monastery Celije
Testament church of Abba Justin consecrated in Monastery Celije

Jubilees in honor of Venerable Father Justin: 125 years sincehis  birth and 40 years since his repose, were celebrated by consecration of a three-altar church dedicated to Saint Sava, Saint Justin the Martyr and Saint Mary the Egyptian, erected according to a testament of Abba in Monastery of Celije, where he had served to God for three decades.

The rite of consecration and the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by Their Eminences and Graces hierarchs: Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Marko of Berlin and Germany (Russian Church Abroad), Irinej of Backa, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, David of Krusevac, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja, Isihije of Mohacs, retired Bishop Jovan of Nis, retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the host, Diocesan Bishop Milutin of Valjevo.

Saint Joanikije the Lawgiver Judicial Reception

Saint Joanikije the Lawgiver Judicial Reception
Saint Joanikije the Lawgiver Judicial Reception
Saint Joanikije the Lawgiver Judicial Reception
Saint Joanikije the Lawgiver Judicial Reception

On September 16th, 2019, the Serbian Bar Association of America-SBA celebrated its Patronal Feast Day - Slava, St. Joanikije the First Serbian Patriarch, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, presided over the Service of the Blessing of the Festal Bread and Wheat, assisted by Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Srdjan Veselinovic of Chicago. His Grace congratulated all gathered and spoke about their Patron Saint and the Orthodox understanding of the etymological meaning of law in light of discernment, truth and judgment. He also spoke of the good work that the Honorable Congressman Ted Poe did, among all else, as co-chairman of the Congressional Serbian Congress for the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the raising of the Serbian Flag over the White House in 2018.

Bishop Jovan celebrated five years of being on the throne of Bishops of Slavonia

On the feast day of Holy New Martyrs of Jasenovac, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Slavonia marked the fifth anniversary of the enthronement into the throne of Bishops of Pakrac-Slavonia by serving the Holy Liturgy in the monastery of Jasenovac. 

Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral

Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral
Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral
Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral
Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral

On 22 September 2019, the feast of the Holy and Righteous Joachim and Anna, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej participated prayerfully in the Divine Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael and received the Holy Gifts (photo gallery).

Consecration of a Three-Altar church in the Celije Monastery

In honor of the eight centuries of autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary since the birth and 40 years since the repose of Venerable Justin of Celije,  consecration of a Three-Altar church of Saint Sava, Holy Martyr Justin Philosopher and Venerable Mary the Egyptian – the Testament church of Venerable Justin of Celije - will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the monastery of Celije near Valjevo, Serbia.

St. Justin, known simply as Avva, left a will for his disciples to publish his works, but that income should be belong to the St. John Chrysostom Fund with the aim of erecting a three-altar church in the Monastery of Celije in honor of St. Sava (central altar), St. Martyr Justin Philosopher (southern altar) and Reverend Mary the Egyptian (Northern Altar).