President Aleksandar Vucic celebrated his Patron Saint-day at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow

President Aleksandar Vucic celebrated his Patron Saint-day at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow
President Aleksandar Vucic celebrated his Patron Saint-day at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow
President Aleksandar Vucic celebrated his Patron Saint-day at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow
President Aleksandar Vucic celebrated his Patron Saint-day at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow

Within the two-day visit to the Russian Federation, President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic visited also the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow, where he celebrated his family’s Patron Saint-day – Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker.

The rite of blessing the slava wheat and slava cake was performed by His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Vicar of the Patriarch and the head of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, in the church of St. Peter and Paul the Apostles.

The Cathedral church in Karlovac, Croatia, celebrated its jubilee

The Cathedral church in Karlovac, Croatia, celebrated its jubilee
The Cathedral church in Karlovac, Croatia, celebrated its jubilee
The Cathedral church in Karlovac, Croatia, celebrated its jubilee
The Cathedral church in Karlovac, Croatia, celebrated its jubilee

On the feast day of Holy Great Martyr Barbara and Saint John Damascus, on 17th December 2017, the 230th anniversary of the Cathedral church and 10th anniversary of its great restoration was celebrated solemnly at the Cathedral church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Karlovac.

The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Bishop Nikodim of Dalmatia and the competent Diocesan Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, with the concelebration of the clergy from the dioceses of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Dalmatia and Gornji Karlovac. A choir Saint Theodor from Vrsac, Serbia, sang responses. The Liturgy was attended by Zupan of Karlovac Mr. Damir Jelic, Mayor of Karlovac Mr. Damir Mandic and the Franciscan monastery guardian Fr. Krunoslav Albert.

Consecration of the corner-stone of a church in Argentina

Consecration of the corner-stone of a church in Argentina
Consecration of the corner-stone of a church in Argentina
Consecration of the corner-stone of a church in Argentina
Consecration of the corner-stone of a church in Argentina

The Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro consecrated a corner-stone of a church dedicated  to the Holy Trinity in Resistencia in Argentina.

On Saturday, 16 December 2017, on the feast-day of Holy Prophet Sophronius and Saint John the Silent, His Eminence Amfilohije, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Kiril of Dioclea celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Revd. parish priest Marko Obradovic from Brazil and protodeacon Vladimir Jaramaz, in Resistencia, a place where the church of the Holy Trinity will be built for spiritual  needs of all Orthodox people of this town and the province of Chaco.

Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra

This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift to God by dedicating their son to Him.

St. Nicholas learned of the spiritual life from his uncle Nicholas, Bishop of Patara, and was tonsured a monk in the Monastery of New Zion founded by his uncle. Following the death of his parents, Nicholas distributed all his inherited goods to the poor, not keeping anything for himself. As a priest in Patara, he was known for his charity, even though he carefully concealed his charitable works, fulfilling the words of the Lord: Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth (Matthew 6:3).When he gave himself over to solitude and silence, thinking to live that way until his death, a voice from on high came to him: ``Nicholas, for your ascetic labor, work among the people, if thou desirest to be crowned by Me.'' Immediately after that, by God's wondrous providence, he was chosen archbishop of the city of Myra in Lycia. Merciful, wise and fearless, Nicholas was a true shepherd to his flock.

Patron Saint’s Day of the Royal Family of Serbia

The Royal Family of Serbia celebrated today its Patron Saint’s Day – St. Andrew the First Called, at the Royal Palace in Belgrade.

The hosts are Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, and the celebration was attended by religious leaders, members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown, as well as by the friends of the Royal Family.

The First Orthodox Grammar School in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The First Orthodox Grammar School in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The First Orthodox Grammar School in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The First Orthodox Grammar School in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The First Orthodox Grammar School in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 13 January 2017, in a hall of the Saint Sava Parish House in Srpska Varos in town Brcko, Republic of Srpska, there was held a meeting of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla with representatives of the Brcko District authorities, headed by Mayor Mr. Sinisa Milic, as well as with representatives of educational and other institutions of the District.

Two topics  were discussed: first – establishing of an Orthodox Grammar school in Brcko, and the second one– considering  a projectof the internal design of the Cultural and Administrative Centre of the Serbian Orthodox Church-School Community of Brcko. The meeting was opened by protopresbyter-staurophor Nebojsa Draskic, principal of the Cathedral church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Brcko, who reported on the projects and phases they might be implemented.

Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia

Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia
Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia
Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia
Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia

Like the first Apostles, their disciples and new enlighteners, Metropolitan Amfilohije heard the voice of Jesus that echoes: “Go forth and baptize all the peoples”, while continuing his evangelic mission in South America.

This distant South American country, which bears the name of Christopher Columbus, the man who discovered America, got its Orthodox missionaries in recent years.