Serbian Orthodox Church

Easter reception in Sarajevo

Easter reception in Sarajevo
Easter reception in Sarajevo
Easter reception in Sarajevo
Easter reception in Sarajevo

On Easter Monday, 2 May 2016, His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina,  Administrator of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia, arranged an Easter reception for representatives of the Church and religious communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, diplomatic corps and international organizations, public and political life of BiH, Republic of Srpska and Federation BiH.

Among invitees there were representatives of other Churches and religious communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, MPs and delegates in the Parliament Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ministers and deputy ministers in the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, representatives of the authorities of the Republic of Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as representatives of political and public life.

The Feast of Our Lady Queen of Los Angeles

THE FEAST OF OUR LADY QUEEN OF LOS ANGELES

Bright Saturday

May 7, 2016

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

Pan-Orthodox celebration

Join us for the Feast of Our Lady Queen of Angels

On the Saturday of Bright Week, May 7 2016, at the St. Steven’s Cathedral in Alhambra, Los Angeles, the Feast of Our Lady Queen of the Angels (Los Angeles) will be celebrated for the second time.

As we read from the Synaxarion of the feast: On this day, the Saturday of Bright Week, we celebrate the Synaxis of our All-holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary, the Queen of all and Sovereign Lady of the Angels, protectress and unfailing intercessor of our holy diocese of Los Angeles. The special liturgical service (Akolouthia) for this Feast-day was composed on the Holy Mountain of Athos by Athanasios, Hieromonk of Simonopetra Monastery, Hymnographer of the Holy Great Church of Christ.

Historic church of Saint Sava up in flames after Easter celebration

Parishioners watched in horror as a massive 4-alarm fire engulfed a Serbian Orthodox church in Manhattan on Sunday — hours after hundreds celebrated Easter services, authorities said.

“For this to happen on such a holy day, I don’t know what to say,” said Alex Velic, a 31-year-old churchgoer, as enormous fireballs erupted from the shattered windows of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street.

Midnight Easter Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral

Midnight Easter Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral
Midnight Easter Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral
Midnight Easter Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral
Midnight Easter Liturgy at Saint Sava Cathedral

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Paschal Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar in Belgrade at midnight.

The Paschal service was attended by President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic. Thousands of believers came to the Cathedral to welcome the Holy Fire, which this year, with the blessing of Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Serbian Patriarch Irinej was transferred from the holy city of Jerusalem to the Serbian capital.

The Paschal Epistle of the Serbian Bishop of Australia-New Zealand Irinej

IRINEJ

BY THE GRACE OF GOD
BISHOP OF THE METROPOLITANATE OF
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Beloved monastics, clergy, all sons and daughters, faithful spiritual children of our Holy Church in Australia and New Zealand, from a paternal heart overflowing with Paschal joy, We greet you on this great and most radiant Feast of Feasts with the inspiring words of Saint John the Theologian: