Descent of The Dormition of Theotokos Icon to Gethsemane

Descent of The Dormition of Theotokos Icon to Gethsemane
Descent of The Dormition of Theotokos Icon to Gethsemane
Descent of The Dormition of Theotokos Icon to Gethsemane
Descent of The Dormition of Theotokos Icon to Gethsemane

On Monday the 12th/25th of August 2013, a procession took place intended for the descent of the icon of Theotokos from the Dependency of Gethsemane opposite the All-holy Church of the Resurrection, to the Church of the Dormition of Theotokos in Gethsemane, wherein lies the Tomb of the Virgin Mary.

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 27 August 2013

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mayor of Vranje Mr. Zoran Antic and Director of regional Radio-Television of Vranje Mr. Zoran Velickovic at the Serbian Patriarchate on 27 August. 

Jubilee Celebration of the Western American Diocese: Freedom to Pursue the Faith

On August 30 through September 1, 2013, the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America will hold its annual Diocesan Days gathering. This year Diocesan Days will mark several momentous anniversaries: 50 years of the founding of the Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, and 1700 years of the Edict of Milan.

First visit to Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, in the Idrizovo prison

On December 12, 2011, His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje was imprisoned in the Idrizovo prison, near Skopje

After one year and almost nine months in a prison cell, Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid was for the first time given the opportunity for a one-time visit of his brothers Bishops of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, in the visiting area of the Idrizovo prison.

On August 23, 2013, Their Graces, Bishop Joakim of Polog and Kumanovo and Administrator of Debar and Kicevo, Bishop Marko of Bregalnica and Administrator of Bitola and Bishop David of Stobi and Administrator of Strumica, visited His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, and had brief conversation with him, conveying to him the love, but also the plead of the faithful people, for his blessing and prayers.

Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid ensured the Bishops that he was feeling slightly better with his health, and he sends to all members of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric his archpastoral blessing, encouraging them to keep their joy always, in the various life circumstances.