St. King Milutin – founder’s feast-day of Gracanica Monastery

St. King Milutin – founder’s feast-day of Gracanica Monastery
St. King Milutin – founder’s feast-day of Gracanica Monastery
St. King Milutin – founder’s feast-day of Gracanica Monastery
St. King Milutin – founder’s feast-day of Gracanica Monastery

In the monastery of Gracanica on 12 November 2017, the founder’s Patron Saint-day, the feast day of Saint King Stefan II Milutin, was solemnly celebrated. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by His Grace Teodosije, Bishop of Raska-Prizren, with the concelebration of  clergy of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren.

The Bishop was concelebrated by monks from many monasteries as well, with participation of lots of belivers from Gracanica and other areas of Kosovo and Metohija attending the service. At the end of the Liturgy Bishop Teodosije blessed and cut the slava cake, whereas the sisterhood of the monastery prepared a lunch.

Saint Sebastian Orthodox Press Slava

Saint Sebastian Orthodox Press Slava
Saint Sebastian Orthodox Press Slava
Saint Sebastian Orthodox Press Slava
Saint Sebastian Orthodox Press Slava

Sebastian Press was established in 2006 by the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America, based on the vision of its, at that time, newly enthroned Bishop Dr. Maxim (Vasiljevic) and named in honor of a first American born Orthodox priest, Fr. Sebastian Dabovich, a great missionary and pioneer of the Orthodox Church in the West, and now a Saint of San Francisco and Jackson.

Sebastian Press is one of the prevalent and most dynamic publishers of Christian Orthodox publications on the West Coast and in the USA.It has enriched Christian literature in the English language during the last few years with almost 100 titles in print from many of the best living and classical Orthodox writers, with its valuable translations of the interesting and resourceful works of Serbian, Greek, and other theologians to English. With its capable manager protinica Rada Bojovic, the St. Sebastian Orthodox Press is assisting with the logistics related to many Diocesan and other Pan-Orthodox events in USA.

First canonical visit of Bishop Irinej to a missionary parish in Virginia (Charlottesville-Richmond)

First canonical visit of Bishop Irinej to a missionary parish in Virginia (Charlottesville-Richmond)
First canonical visit of Bishop Irinej to a missionary parish in Virginia (Charlottesville-Richmond)
First canonical visit of Bishop Irinej to a missionary parish in Virginia (Charlottesville-Richmond)
First canonical visit of Bishop Irinej to a missionary parish in Virginia (Charlottesville-Richmond)

On 28 October 2017 the Missionary Parish of Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos welcomed its Bishop, who celebrated the Divine Liturgy and participated in an agape feast.

With the blessing of a competent Diocesan Bishop and cordial hospitality of the principal of the Cathedral church of Sts. Constantine and Helen – protopresbyter-staurophor Nicolaos Bakalis, a great friend of the Serbian people in Virginia, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated in that church. Parishioners from various parts of Virginia – Richmond, Charlottesville, Newport News, Virginia Beach… participated in the prayer with their Bishop.

Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community

Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community
Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community
Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community
Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity hosted the Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community presided by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and sponsored together by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches.

Their Eminences Archbishop Demetrios and His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian of the Armenian Church of America, chairmen of the respective Conferences addressed the prayerful assemblage. His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America represented the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Serbia General Dikovic visited Saint Sava Cathedral

Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Serbia General Dikovic visited Saint Sava Cathedral
Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Serbia General Dikovic visited Saint Sava Cathedral
Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Serbia General Dikovic visited Saint Sava Cathedral
Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Serbia General Dikovic visited Saint Sava Cathedral

His Holiness Irinej and the Chief of General Staff of Serbia General Ljubia Dikovic visited the Saint Sava Cathedral in Vracar District of Belgrade on 30 October 2017.

The Chief of  General Staff of the Armed Forces of Serbia General Ljubisa Dikovic and members of the extended collegium of the General Staff were welcomed by Patriarch Irinej, accompanied by the principal of the Cathedral Archimandrite Stefan Saric and clergy in front of the Saint Sava Cathedral.

The Serbian Patriarch received by the President of Serbia

Belgrade, 28 October 2017 - The President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic met with His Holiness Irinej with whom he talked about accelerating the completion of works on the construction of the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade.

President Vucic and Patriarch Irinej agreed that the works on the construction should be completed until 2019, so that the marking of the 800th anniversary of the establishment of the first Serbian Archbishopric would be held in the new Cathedral.

The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch

The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch
The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch
The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch
The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received a delegation of the humanitarian Association “Friends of Mount Athos”, headed by His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diocleia at the Serbian Patriarchate on 23 October 2017.

Metropolitan Kallistos expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial and brotherly reception during which they talked about projects and donations of this humanitarian association directed to the Chilandar Monastery.