Serbian Orthodox Church

The Feast of Saint Demetrius – Patrons Saint-Day of the town of Kosovska Mitrovica

The Feast of Saint Demetrius – Patrons Saint-Day of the town of Kosovska Mitrovica
The Feast of Saint Demetrius – Patrons Saint-Day of the town of Kosovska Mitrovica
The Feast of Saint Demetrius – Patrons Saint-Day of the town of Kosovska Mitrovica
The Feast of Saint Demetrius – Patrons Saint-Day of the town of Kosovska Mitrovica

The feast of Saint Demetrius, the Patron Saint-day of Kosovska Mitrovica, was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Liturgy which was officiated by His Grace Teodosije, Bishop of Raska-Prizren, with the concelebration of the local clergy, in the Cathedral Church of Saint Demetrius the Great Martyr on 12 November 2017.

Following the Holy Liturgy, the Bishop with the clergy led the festal procession through the streets of the town until the main square where he blessed  the slava cake. Among the present congregation there was Mr. Marko Djuric, head of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of the Repunlic of Serbia.

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.

Parish Anniversary Celebration in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

Parish Anniversary Celebration in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Parish Anniversary Celebration in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Parish Anniversary Celebration in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Parish Anniversary Celebration in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania celebrated the parish’s Sixty-Third Anniversary of the consecration of the church on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

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.

Venerable Mother Paraskeva Sisters' Slava- St. Petersburg FL

Venerable Mother Paraskeva Sisters' Slava- St. Petersburg FL
Venerable Mother Paraskeva Sisters' Slava- St. Petersburg FL
Venerable Mother Paraskeva Sisters' Slava- St. Petersburg FL
Venerable Mother Paraskeva Sisters' Slava- St. Petersburg FL

The Feast of St. Paraskeva was celebrated joyfully at Saint Sava in St. Petersburg, FL. The celebration began with lighted vigil lamps and wise girls just as the Gospel reading suggests. For the members of the Circle of Serbian Sisters, their constant concern is to faithfully follow the example of the saints and seek unity in our Lord Jesus Christ.