Orthodox Churches

The feast day of Saint John the Baptist in Novi Sad

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa celebrated his patron saint on 20 January 2020, on Saint John’s Day.

Bishop Irinej of Backa officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Pahomije of Vranje, David of Krusevac, Arsenije of Nis, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja and Isihije of Mohacs; Archimandrites Jovan (Radosavljevic) and Prokopije (Tajar), clergy and deacons from many dioceses of the SOC, in the church of Saint George in Novi Sad.

Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou first female elected to be president of the Hellenic Republic

Senior judge and president of the Council of State Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou was on Wednesday elected to become the new president of the Hellenic Republic. She will succeed the current president Prokopios Pavlopoulos once his term ends on March 13, becoming the eighth president after democracy was restored in Greece in 1974, the 13th in the history of the Hellenic Republic and the first woman elected to the office of Greek president.

President of Georgia visited Patriarchate of Jerusalem

President of Georgia visited Patriarchate of Jerusalem
President of Georgia visited Patriarchate of Jerusalem
President of Georgia visited Patriarchate of Jerusalem
President of Georgia visited Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Wednesday morning, January 22, 2020, the President of Georgia, Salome Zourabishvili, and her associates, Ambassador Lasha and others from Georgia, along with their Ambassador in Israel visited the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to Honolulu

Visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to Honolulu
Visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to Honolulu
Visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to Honolulu
Visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to Honolulu

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, accompanied by Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco made a visit to Hawaii. On January 19, 2020, he presided over the Archieratical Divine Liturgy at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Honolulu.

Patriarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of Saint John on Central Cemetary

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of Saint of John the Baptist on Central cemetary in Belgrade on 20 January 2020, on the feast of Saint John the Baptist.

He was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophors Dragan Pavlovic, dean of the church; Miroslav Popadic and Dr. Radovan Popovic, as well as deacons Dragan Tanasijevic, Nemanja Ristic and Sasa Glisic.