Serbian Orthodox Church

The Palm Sunday in the Cathedral church in Belgrade

The Palm Sunday in the Cathedral church in Belgrade
The Palm Sunday in the Cathedral church in Belgrade
The Palm Sunday in the Cathedral church in Belgrade
The Palm Sunday in the Cathedral church in Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Holy Archangel Micahel in Belgrade on the Feast day of the Entry of the Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, 21 April 2019.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by the abbot of the monastery of Rajinovac, archimandrite Serafim (Kuzic), arhimandrite Nikifor (Milovic) from the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic, Montenegro, and by many priests and deacons.

The Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej

The Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej
The Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej
The Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej
The Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej

The highest representatives of the Serbian people attend the celebration of the Patriarch’s Patron Saint-day of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, received President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, and Chairman of the Presidency of the Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Milorad Dodik, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on the occasion of Saint Lazarus Saturday, the Patron Saint-day (Slava) of His Holiness, on 20 April 2019.

His Grace Bishop Maxim visits Denver and Colorado Springs parishes

His Grace Bishop Maxim visits Denver and Colorado Springs parishes
His Grace Bishop Maxim visits Denver and Colorado Springs parishes
His Grace Bishop Maxim visits Denver and Colorado Springs parishes
His Grace Bishop Maxim visits Denver and Colorado Springs parishes

On Saturday April 6, His Grace visited Colorado Springs, CO where Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the local OCA church. Faithful from across town gathered to welcome our hierarch.

Eastern Diocese Clergy Confession and Seminar in Philadelphia

Eastern Diocese Clergy Confession and Seminar in Philadelphia
Eastern Diocese Clergy Confession and Seminar in Philadelphia
Eastern Diocese Clergy Confession and Seminar in Philadelphia
Eastern Diocese Clergy Confession and Seminar in Philadelphia

From April 3 - 4, 2019 the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Philadelphia was honored with a blessing from His Grace, Bishop Irinej, to host (for the first time in the parish’s history) the annual Diocesan Clergy Confession and Seminar. Along with His Grace, Bishop Irinej, brethren clergy from throughout our Diocese and clergy from sister Orthodox churches, it was a particular pleasure to host our honored guest speaker - His Grace, Bishop John (Abdalah) of the Antiochean Orthodox Diocese of Worcester and New England.

Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Gracanica monastery

After touching encounters with the Serbs in Strpce and Kosovsko Pomoravlje, His Holiness Patriarch visited the Gracanica Monastery on 16 April 2019.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej was solemnly greeted in Gracanica monastery by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with abbess Stephanida as well as the sisterhood of the Gracanica.

Following the prayer in the church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Serbian Patriarch met with a great group of children and the faithful from Gracanica and its area and addressed to them words of encouragement and hope, and presented them small icons.

The Primate of the Serbian Church had conversations with the abbess and representatives of the Municipality of Gracanica.

In the evening the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, accompanied by Bishop Teodosije, arrived to the Banjska Monastery in Northern Kosovo and Metochia, where he was welcomed by Archimandrite Danilo with his brotherhood and the faithful of that area.

The Patriarch visits the Serbs in Strpce

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited the Serbs in Strpce on Kosovo and Metochia on 15 April 2019.The Serbian Patriarch was welcomed in the church-courtyard by His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the clergy and many faithful people of the Sirinic county.

“I am happy and grateful to God for being with you here today. Although I lived in Prizren for many years I am today for the first time here in your beautiful place, and I am delighted at seeing a lot of you. You are here on your own and should know that your Church, all of us, our people wherever they live have always been with you and always will be.

Be sure that you are not forgotten! Stay here, in your country, in your home, in your homeland”, the Patriarch said.

Lenten Retreat in Steelton

The crisp, clear spring morning greeted the pilgrims pleasantly as they approached St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Steelton, PA.  The goal was to grow in Christ through education and prayer.  Father Christopher welcomed around 20 faithful from the Harrisburg area to a retreat entitled:  The Arena -The Battle of Great Lent.