Greatmartyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George

The Holy Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer, was a native of Cappadocia (a district in Asia Minor), and he grew up in a deeply believing Christian family.

His father was martyred for Christ when George was still a child. His mother, owning lands in Palestine, moved there with her son and raised him in strict piety. When he became a man, St George entered into the service of the Roman army. He was handsome, brave and valiant in battle, and he came to the notice of the emperor Diocletian (284-305) and joined the imperial guard with the rank of comites, or military commander.

Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary

 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary
 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary
 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary
 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on April 30th, 2017, the St. George North Canton community hosted a series of events in support of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, beginning first with an alumni gathering in their Event Center lounge sponsored by St. George Slava kumovi Ken and Jeanine Kozak.

Surrounded by elegant decorations, priests came from parishes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to enjoy fellowship and share stories from their days at seminary.  The lounge opened for a general reception one-hour later with other clergy and laity joining the St. Vladimir’s alums for pre-banquet fellowship and hospitality offered by the parish kumovi.

The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection

The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection
The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection
The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection
The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection

On Wednesday morning, 20th April/3rd May 2017, the Most Reverend Archbishop of Canterbury of the Anglican Church Mr. Justin Welby visited the Horrendous Golgotha and the Holy Sepulchre at the Church of the Resurrection, escorted by a team of his associates and entourage, among whom was the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem Most Rev. Suheil Dawani.

The Most Reverend Archbishop of Canterbury was received at the Horrendous Golgotha by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos,  who was escorted by the Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Dragouman Archimandrite Mattheos, the Master of Ceremonies Archimandrite Bartholomew, the Assistant Sacristan Archimandrite Polykarpos and other Hagiotaphite and Templar Fathers. His Beatitude addressed the Rev. Archbishop as in the link below:  http://www.jp-newsgate.net/en/2017/05/03/32404

Translation of the relics of St. Nicholas (Velimirovich)


On Wednesday May 3rd (April 20th) we commemorate Translation of the relics (1991) of St. Nicholas (Velimirovich) of Ochrid and Zhicha (1956) from America to Serbia.

Before us is a book about a theologian, minister, missionary, writer, poet, apostle, saint, and a man of dialogue: this book is about St. Nikolai Velimirovic, Bishop of Ohrid and Zhicha (1880 - 1956), who along with his many other attributes is regarded, with good reason, as an Enlightener of the Americas,  The collected texts provide an extensive over view of his life, present important testimonies about his personality, and offer essential insights into his theology. The authors penetrate the depths of his thought with remarkable precision and also elucidate his actionsTranslation of the relics (1991) of St. Nicholas (Velimirovich) of Ochrid and Zhicha (1956) from America to Serbia. 

COMING SOON - The Prologue of Ohrid - LIVES OF SAINTS, HYMNS, REFLECTIONS AND HOMILIES FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR By Saint Nikolai of Ohrid and Zhicha

Edited by Bishop Maxim,
the St. Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery, and the St. Paisius Serbian Orthodox Monastery Complete, Amplified, Revised, and Expanded To pre-order please call 626.289.9061 Or email rbojovic@sebastianpress.org

His All-Holiness Bartholomew in Cairo, Egypt

His All-Holiness Bartholomew in Cairo, Egypt
His All-Holiness Bartholomew in Cairo, Egypt
His All-Holiness Bartholomew in Cairo, Egypt
His All-Holiness Bartholomew in Cairo, Egypt

On April 27, 2017, His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, met with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, and attended an Interreligious Conference at Al-Azhar University, where he delivered an address in English on the topic “Religions and Peace”.

The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate

The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate
The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate
The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate
The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate

On Friday 28th April 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, gave a warm welcome to His Holiness the Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomaios I, at the Holy Monastery of St George in Old Cairo.

The Ecumenical Patriarch is visiting Egypt, because of his participation in the deliberations of the International Peace Conference, of the Al-Azhar Foundation.