The Feast of Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Vienna

The Feast of Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Vienna
The Feast of Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Vienna
The Feast of Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Vienna
The Feast of Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Vienna

On the feast day of the Nativity of the Saint John the Prophet and Forerunner John. His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Resurrection of the Lord in Vienna.

During the service the members of the First Belgrade Choral Society sang responses led by Mrs. Svetlana Valic.

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist at church of Saint John the Forerunner at Zanjice

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist at church of Saint John the Forerunner at Zanjice
Nativity of Saint John the Baptist at church of Saint John the Forerunner at Zanjice
Nativity of Saint John the Baptist at church of Saint John the Forerunner at Zanjice
Nativity of Saint John the Baptist at church of Saint John the Forerunner at Zanjice

Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije celebrated the Holy Liturgy at the church of Nativity of Saint John the Forerunner at Zanjice on 7 July 2017, on the feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.

Metropolitan Amfilohije held a sermon related to the importance of this feast after which he blessed the slava cake and led the feast's procession.

The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America

The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America
The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America
The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America
The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America

In light of the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival to North America of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville, and his unselfish and energetic preaching of the Word of God on this continent, the Orthodox Christian publisher Orthodox Lighthouse has prepared a narrative of his life intended for the Orthodox youth of America.

The book The Life of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and all America is offered with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America. Bishop Irinej was extraordinarily joyous when he heard that a book about Saint Mardarije was in preparation. The Serbian text was written by Deacon Jovan Anicic with English translation by Father Aleksa Micich and editions by Bishop Irinej of Eastern America.  Illustrations were the creation of Angeliki Delecha.  This gifted illustrator from Greece succeeded with her array of colors and great precision to fully depict the life of our Saint Mardarije. The book is available in the Serbian and English languages.

The life of St. Mardarije of Libertyville

Born in village of Kornet, Ljesani County, in Montenegro, on November 2, 1889, to pious parents Petar and Jela Uskokovic, he was baptized in his village church dedicated to St. George and received his baptismal name Ivan.

His mother was from the well-known Bozovic family. Both of his parents were well respected in their community holding the office of leadership and particularly his father was a captain of their clan.

Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Milesheva

His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic and the Administrator of Milesheva, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Milesheva monastery on 5 July 2017.

The Bishop was concelebrated by clergy and monks of the Diocese of Milesheva with a prayerful participation of the faithful. Director of the Bureau for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Republic of Serbia PhD Mileta Radojevic attended the Liturgy at the suggestion of His Grace Bishop Joanikije, Mr. Radojevic payed ian officisl visit to this Diocese.