Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated a new church in Berne

Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated a new church in Berne
Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated a new church in Berne
Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated a new church in Berne
Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated a new church in Berne

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, during his canonical visit to the Diocese of Austria-Switzerland, consecrated a new church dedicated to Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Berne, and had an opportunity to visit several Church and state representatives, on 3rd September 2018.

At the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, His Holiness Irinej was received by Dr. Snezana Jankovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbian to Switzerland, who informed the Patriarch on the status of the Serbian community in this country, about activities of the Embassy in preserving national and cultural identity, which is evident in organizing a Serbian Sunday school for children and very frequent cultural manifestations. The Serbian Patriarch thanked Mrs. Jankovic for all that the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia had been doing while supporting mission of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Switzerland  and the position of the Serbian people.

The First Serbian Bishop of Buenos Aires and South-Central America Kiril (Bojovic) enthroned

The First Serbian Bishop of Buenos Aires and South-Central America Kiril (Bojovic) enthroned
The First Serbian Bishop of Buenos Aires and South-Central America Kiril (Bojovic) enthroned
The First Serbian Bishop of Buenos Aires and South-Central America Kiril (Bojovic) enthroned
The First Serbian Bishop of Buenos Aires and South-Central America Kiril (Bojovic) enthroned

The First Serbian Bishop of South and Central America, His Grace Kirilo (Bojovic) enthroned in the Cathedral church of Nativity of Virgin in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, brought in May 2018 saying that Bishop Kiril was elected Bishop of Buenos Aires and South-Central America was read at the Lirurgy by His Grace Vicar  Bishop Metodije of Dioclea.

Martyr Gorazd of Prague, Bohemia and Moravo-Cilezsk

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep” [John 10:11].

“O Lord, make this man also, who has been proclaimed a steward of the episcopal grace, to be an imitator of You, the true Shepherd, Who laid down Your life for Your sheep....” [Prayer of Consecration of a Bishop]. On September 25, 1921, these words were prayed over Father Gorazd Pavlik as he was consecrated the Bishop of Moravia and Silesia. It is doubtful that anyone in attendance that day, including the new bishop, expected that he would be called upon to live that prayer in a literal way.

Matthias Pavlik was born in 1879 in the Moravian town of Hrubavrbka in what would later become the Czech Republic. He was born into a Roman Catholic family, completed the Roman Catholic seminary in Olomouc and was ordained a priest.

New Bust in Serbian Cultural Garden

New Bust in Serbian Cultural Garden
New Bust in Serbian Cultural Garden
New Bust in Serbian Cultural Garden
New Bust in Serbian Cultural Garden

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Great Feast of Transfiguration, His Grace Irinej, Bishop of Eastern America, blessed the newly erected bust of Nadezda Petrovic, famous Serbian painter and philanthropist of the 20th century, in the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland, Ohio.

After the Service of Blessing, Bishop Irinej reminded everyone of certain details from the biography of this remarkable woman. Nadezda was a great artist, someone who advanced new trends in Serbian art, but other than that, she was a woman filled with love towards others. She eventually died serving others as a nurse in World War I. Her paintings are not her only legacy - she was also the founder of the Circle of Serbian Sisters.

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and the Ordination of Jovan Katanic to the Order of Priesthood

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and the Ordination of Jovan Katanic to the Order of Priesthood
The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and the Ordination of Jovan Katanic to the Order of Priesthood
The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and the Ordination of Jovan Katanic to the Order of Priesthood
The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and the Ordination of Jovan Katanic to the Order of Priesthood

The brightness of the Transfiguration of the Lord, illuminating all the universe, was shining on the parish of St. Sava in San Gabriel, California, where a great number of parishioners gathered to celebrate the great feast of the Lord through the Eucharistic assembly, under the leadership of His Grace and Father, Bishop Maxim.

On this sunny morning in front of the church the parishioners with their parish priest Father Predrag Bojović greeted Bishop Maksim, who, blessed the gathered faithful people with the rapture of the tropars of the holy feast. The church with hearts filled with prayer was ready to bring the Eucharistic Gift to the Transfigured Lord by the hands of their bishop. In the liturgical assembly, God showed the pleasant joy of the Eucharistic union through which we walk safely toward salvation and eternal life in the light of our Creator and Savior. Bishop Maxim was assisted by Father Predrag Bojović, diocesan Deacon Vladan Radovanovic and parish Deacon Jovan Katanic. The Holy Liturgy was enchanted by the pleasant and gentle chanting of the choir of the Church of St. Sava. The complete joy of unity was filled with the communion of many children and people of God. This fulfilled the words of Christ, which established the Holy Liturgy.

104th parish slava in Aliquippa

104th parish slava in Aliquippa
104th parish slava in Aliquippa
104th parish slava in Aliquippa
104th parish slava in Aliquippa

The parish of the Holy Prophet Elijah in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania festively celebrated its 104th annual parish slava on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

As with many past celebrations, this one took place on a hot and humid day under plenty of sunshine, typical of this time of year in Western Pennsylvania.  The sweltering climate could not diminish the enthusiasm of the parishioners in their celebration of their heavenly patron, the Holy Prophet Elijah, and the commemoration of the parish’s 104 years of ministry to the Aliquippa community.

Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru

Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru
Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru
Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru
Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru

Постојање православне заједнице у Ајакучоу велики благослов

Његово Високопреосвештенство Архиепископ цетињски и Митрополит црногорско-приморски г. Амфилохије служио је на празник Светог апостола Матије и Светог мученика Антонија свету архијерејску Литургију у манастиру Пресвете Богородице Утешитељке у граду Ајакучо у Перуу. Саслуживали су архимандрит Рафаило (Чепрњић), протојереј-ставрофор Драган Митровић и протођакон Владимир Јарамаз.