His Grace Bishop Irinej visits Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

His Grace Bishop Irinej visits Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
His Grace Bishop Irinej visits Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
His Grace Bishop Irinej visits Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
His Grace Bishop Irinej visits Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

After  the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the St. Sava Cathedral parish in Cambridge, Boston, on Monday, December 11, 2017, His Grace Bishop Irinej visited one of the most prominent Orthodox institutions in the US - Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA.  His Grace was accompanied by Fr. Aleksandar Vlajkovic, a 1995 alumnus.

The school President, Very Rev. Fr. Christopher Metropulos along with the Dean of Holy Cross, Dr. James Skedros, welcomed His Grace Bishop Irinej. Serbian ThM student Srdjan Maksimovic gave His Grace a campus tour.  The chapel was visited where His Grace venerated the relics of several saints. They also visited a small cemetery overlooking Boston where Archbishop Iakovos is buried along with two other bishops.

Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral

Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral
Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral
Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral
Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral

According to Architect S. Don Zivkovic of Zivkovic & Connolly Architects P.C., Project Executive for the rebuilding effort of the grand and historic landmark church, St. Sava Cathedral in New York City, on Friday, December 22, 2017, the erection of the scaffolding, required for the removal of the severely damaged Caen Stone, is presently under way.

It is expected to be fully in place by our Orthodox Christmas in 2018, after which the Caen-stone removal will commence. Caen is the limestone, which comprised the interior finishing layer of stone of the resplendent Neo-Gothic St. Sava Cathedral.

Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas

Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas
Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas
Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas
Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas

On behalf of His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica attended the Christmas service. - The Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religuous Communities the Christmas Liturgy was represented by its Deputy Director Marko Nikolic, PhD.

The Anglican Community of St. Mary in Belgrade, which otherwise holds its regular divine services in St. Mary’s Church at Visegradska Street in Belgrade, - observing a rather long tradition, celebrates solemn Christmas and Easter Liturgies in the Patriarchate chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-gusher.

Serbian Children's Day in Miami

Serbian Children's Day in Miami
Serbian Children's Day in Miami
Serbian Children's Day in Miami
Serbian Children's Day in Miami

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, immediately following the Divine Liturgy, in the parish of St. Simeon the Myrrhobletes in Miami, Florida, the children together with their instructors from the Sunday School performed a wonderful Christmas Play, which they prepared.

As that particular day was Serbian Children’s Day, when children gift their parents and others, this program - the Manger Scene - was the gift of the children to their parish.

Source: Eastern American Diocese

Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba

Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba
Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba
Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba
Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba

On Monday, 18 December 2017, parishioners in Woolloongabba had a blessing and an honour to be visited by His Grace Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand and participated at the Vigil service on the Eve of the Patron Saint-day, the feast day of Saint Nicholas. 

The Vigil service was served by dean of the church protopresbyter Jovan Cvetic. Many parishioners from all parishes of Brisbane and Gold Coast with their priests attended the Vigil service.

Christmas Greeting of the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church congratulates the feast of the Birth of the Divine God-Child to believers and clergy of the Christian Churches which celebrate Christmas according to Gregorian calendar and greets them with the traditional greeting:

CHRIST IS BORN! - HE IS BORN INDEED!

Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy

Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy
Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy
Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy
Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy

Оn December 21, 2017, Bishop Maxim of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America visited the Dr. Dragan Hercog Elementary School and the Special Hospital for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Neurology on Sokobanjska Street, in Belgrade. 

Bishop Maxim was welcomed by excited children with smiles on their faces at the time of their German language class, teachers of the school, the director Mr. Zoran Aleksic and the Head of the Department Tatjana Arežina.