Decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops - January 24, 2013

Please be informed of several changes in the 2013 church calendar made by the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade based on on characteristics of the Orthodox Church Typicon:

  • The feast day of the 1st and 2nd Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, which falls on Meatfare Saturday, March 9/24, will be celebrated on Friday, March 8/23 (Great Typicon, compiled by V. Rev. V. Nikolajevic, 46a).
  • The feast day of the Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebaste (Youth's Day), which falls on Friday of the first week of Lent, March 22/9, will be celebrated on Cheese-fare Sunday, March 17/4 (Great Typicon, compiled by V. Rev. V. Nikolajevic, 46a).
  • The feast day of the Translation of the Relics of St. Nikolaj of Zicha, which falls on Great and Holy Friday, May 3/April 20, will be celebrated on Tuesday of Bright Week, May 7/24 (since the feast day of St. George the Greatmartyr, falls on Bright Monday).

In Glory and Honour of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the 21st Saint Simeon Academy was held at Kolarac National University, which was organized by Dobrocinstvo, the pilgrim agency of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Celebration of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher and Saint Emperor Constantine in Niš

The feast day of the forefather of the holy Nemanjic’s dynasty - the day when we celebrate among the saints our father Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher - was solemnly celebrated in Nis. The 900th anniversary of his birth was marked with this celebration. At the Cathedral church His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis celebrated the festal vigil service.

Patron Saint-day of the chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher at Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade

On the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of the chapel, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher on 26 February 2013

At the Liturgy many priests concelebrated to the Patriarch: protopresbyter-stavrophor Savo Jovic, Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church; protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Patriarchate; protopresbyter-stavrophor Slobodan Milunovic, parish priest from Munich; protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Vladimir Vukasinovic, diocesan dean of Belgrade; protopresbyter-stavrophor Petar Lukic, dean of the Cathedral church in Belgrade; protopresbyter-stavrophor Miroslav Milenkovic, parish priest at the church of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos in Belgrade; protosyngellos Stefan (Saric), spiritual adviser from Rajinovac monastery; presbyter Panayiotis Karatasios, priest of the Archbishopric of Athens; presbyter Vukasin MIlicevic, editor-in-chief of the Slovo Ljubve Radio; presbyter Miroslav Colakovic, secretary of the Diocesan Steering committee of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac; protodeacon  Tomislav Milovanovic and deacons Vladimir Rumenic and Aleksandar Sekulic.

On the Eve of the Patron Saint’s Day of Patriarchal Chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher

On the Eve of the Patron Saint’s Day of Patriarchal Chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher
On the Eve of the Patron Saint’s Day of Patriarchal Chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher
On the Eve of the Patron Saint’s Day of Patriarchal Chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher
On the Eve of the Patron Saint’s Day of Patriarchal Chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher

In attendance of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch,  and His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Remesiana celebrated the vigil service on the eve of the feast day of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher at the chapel dedicated to the forefather of the Serbian people at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.