The St. Sava Serbian Orthodox church of Boston will be celebrating Church consecration on the weekend of October 10-11, 2009. We would like to invite you to be part of this important religious and historic event.
His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern
America officiated at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Saturday,
September 5, 2009 for the celebration of the Diocesan Chapel Slava of
St. Nikodim of Serbia. Concelebrating with the bishop were: the
Episcopal Deputy, V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragoljub Malich, V. Rev.
Stavrophor Stevan Stepanov, V. Rev. Stevan Rocknage, V. Rev. Djokan
Majstorovic and Deacon Dragoslav Kosic.
The continual representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand and protopresbyter-staurophor Professor Dr. Vladan Perishic, vice dean of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the Belgrade University, upon the invitation of the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Samuel Kobia, participated in the session of the central committee of this organization which was held from August 26 until September 2, 2009 in Genève.
Message of His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, on the Day of the Protection of the Environment(01.09.2009)3. September 2009 - 9:47
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BY THE MERCY OF GOD ARCHBISHOP
OF CONSTANTINOPLE, NEW ROME AND
TO THE PLENITUDE OF THE CHURCH
GRACE AND PEACE
FROM THE CREATOR OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE
OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST
As we come again to the changing of the Church year, we reflect once more on the state of God's creation. We think about the past and repent for all that we have done or failed to do for the earth's care; we look to the future and pray for wisdom to guide us in all that we think or do.
These last twelve months have been a time of great uncertainty for the whole world. The financial systems that so many people trusted to bring them the good things of life, have brought instead fear, uncertainty and poverty. Our globalised economy has meant that everyone - even the poorest who are far removed from the dealings of big business - has been affected.
The General Secretary of the National Council of Churches has commemorated September 1, 2009 as the 20th anniversary of the Day of Prayer on the protection of the environment, and he urged all persons of faith to take up the prayer today. The first environmental prayer day was instituted by the late Patriarch Demetrios I in 1989. Since then, every first day of September has been designated a day of prayer for the protection of the environment throughout the Orthodox world.