Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California

Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California
Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California
Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California
Serbian Bishops visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California

On Sunday, August 25-26, 2019 four Bishops of our Serbian Patriarchate visit St. Sava Jackson

Our Bishop Maxim from Los Angeles with his guests Bishop Sergije of Bihać-Petrovac, Bishop Dimitrije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral, and Bishop David of Stobi (Archdiocese of Ohrid), visit Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California to venerate the relics of St. Sebastian of Jackson during their US visit to celebrate the 800th anniversary of autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery

Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery
Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery
Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery
Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Rakovica Monastery

His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery Rakovica on the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, 28 August 2019.

He was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Dr Sava Jovic, Ignjat Tovarevic, Caslav Marinkovic, Jovan Blagojevic and Jeremija Starovlah, protopresbyter Milos Sarenac, protodeacons Stefan Rapajic and Mladen Kovacevic, deacons Savo Topalovic and Djordje Petrovic and readers Milos Saric and Milos Stamenkovic. 

Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje

Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje
Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje
Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje
Celebration of the Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God in Monastery of Gomirje

The feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God also this year was solemnly celebrated in the presence of a great number of believers in Gomirje Monastery. 

His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac with the concelebration of Archimandrite Naum and local clergy. 

The Dormition of the Most-holy Theotokos

The Lord Who, on Mount Sinai, gave the Fifth Commandment, Honor thy father and thy mother, showed by His own example how one should respect one’s parents.

Hanging on the Cross in agony, He remembered His Mother, and indicating the Apostle John He said to her: Woman, behold thy son. After that, He said to John: Behold thy mother. And so, providing for His Mother, He breathed His last. John had a home on Mount Zion, in Jerusalem, in which the Theotokos then lived. She dwelt there to the end of her days on earth. By her prayers, kind guidance, meekness and patience, she greatly assisted her Son’s apostles. She spent most of her remaining time on earth in Jerusalem, often visiting those places that reminded her of the great events and of the great works of her Son. She especially visited Golgotha, Bethlehem, and the Mount of Olives. Of her few distant journeys, her visit to St. Ignatius the God-bearer in Antioch is recorded; as is her visit to Lazarus (whom our Lord resurrected on the fourth day), the Bishop of Cyprus. She also visited Mount Athos, which she blessed; and she stayed in Ephesus with St. John the Evangelist during the time of the great persecution of Christians in Jerusalem.

Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia

Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia
Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia
Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia
Bishop Irinej venerating holy shrines on the north of Russia

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and upon his invitation, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa is on a pilgrimage to the holy places on the north of Russia.

His entourage consists of: bishops Antonije of Moravica and Isihije of Mohacs, as well as protopresbyter Vladan Simic, Secretary of the Bishop of Backa.

On the occasion of the birthday of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch

The Biography of His Holiness

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej (Gavrilovic) of Serbia was born in the village of Vidova, near town of Cacak, Serbia, on 28 August, 1930. His baptismal name is Miroslav. He finished elementary school in his village, and later on high school in Cacak. Thereupon he enrolled and completed Theological Seminary in Prizren, Kosovo and Metochia, and graduated at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. Upon graduation, he did his army service for a year and a half. The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church appointed him a professor of the Prizren Theological Seminary, but before assuming this assignment he was tonsured by the late Serbian Patriarch Herman (German) and got the monastic name Irinej, at the Rakovica monastery near Belgrade in October 1959.

27 years of episcopal ministry of His Grace Pahomije

27 years of episcopal ministry of  His Grace Pahomije
27 years of episcopal ministry of  His Grace Pahomije
27 years of episcopal ministry of  His Grace Pahomije
27 years of episcopal ministry of  His Grace Pahomije

On the feast of Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Laurentius, 23 August 2019, the 27th anniversary of consecration and enthronement of His Grace Bishop Pahomije of Vranje was marked.

Bishop Pahomije of Vranje officiated the Liturgical celebration in the monastery of Venerable Prohor of Picnja with the concelebration of clergy, monks and faithful people of God in the Diocese of Vranje. During the Holy Liturgy, Bishop promoted synchellos Jovan into an  abbot of the monastery of Holy Prophet Elijah near Bosilegrad, while Rev. Aleksandar Krstic was ordained to the rank of presbyter.