Serbian Orthodox Church
In honour of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej arranged a reception which was attended by members of the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church, bishops and clergy of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as by representatives of the public and political life of Serbia.
On this occasion Serbian Patriarch Irinej awarded Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Sergius of Solnechnogorsk with the Order of Saint Sava, 2nd degree; while protopresbyters Nikolai Balashov, Igor Jakimchuk, Andrei Milkin and protodeacon Vladimir Nazarkin, deacon Alexander Volkov and Mr. Legoida Vladimir Romanovich, were awarded with the Order of Saint Sava, 3rd degree.
The clergy, monastics and the faithful of Central Indiana, including teachers and students of the Hagia Sophia Classical Academy, celebrated today Divine Liturgy together at Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Indianapolis, as they do every year on the feast day of their patron and the first and only Orthodox Christian saint born in Indiana – Saint Varnava (Barnabas) of Hvostno and Gary. This year, the feast carried a special joy and solemnity for the triple anniversary of the saint: 100 years of his birth, 50 years of his repose and 10 years of his canonization. In addition, an icon of Saint Varnava was blessed to be presented to the Governor of Indiana by the Presbyters’ Council of the Orthodox Christian Churches of Central Indiana. Holy Father Varnava, pray to God for us!
On Sunday, October 26, 2014, the Kolo of Serbian Sisters of Princess Milica of St Simeon's Parish of North Miami, Florida celebrated their Krsna Slava of our Holy Mother and Saint Paraskeva (Sveta Petka) and observed their 35th Anniversary. Many church members gathered for the Holy Divine Liturgy at 10:00 celebrated by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Svetozar Veselinovich, pastor, and responses sung by our Church Choir. Following the Divine Liturgy Father Svetozar led the Parish and the Member of the Kolo in the Traditional Slava Service and cutting of the Kolach as all of the members of the Kolo led by Kuma, Goranka Arsic with family, came forward and shared in the service....which was followed by a Parastas for all of the deceased members of the kolo.
On Saturday November 8, His Grace Bishop Maxim led the faithful of St. Stephen Nemanja parish in Bisbee, Arizona, in their celebration of the feast of the Holy Great Martyr Dimitrije. Joining them for the day were many friends and relatives from Tucson and the Phoenix area as well as members of the Bisbee community.
The Sixtieth Anniversary of the consecration of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania was celebrated on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The Divine Liturgy was held at the church and was followed by a banquet at Dolfi’s Restaurant.
Living and departed parishioners were remembered during the Divine Liturgy.
The St. George Choir under the direction of Sonia Janson sang the responses. Paulette Radock read the Third and Sixth Hours prior to the Divine Liturgy.
The Divine Liturgy was very well attended. In addition to St. George parishioners, visitors came from out of town and from a number of different parishes.
The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Dragomir Sando, chairman of the Committee for religious education of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac; five military chaplains, serving in military units in the territory of Belgrade, and two deacons. More than hundred army members, led by Chief of the Staff General LjubisaDikovic, participated in the Liturgy. Bishop Arsenije served the panichida for all the warriors fallen in the First World War, especially for the famous Field Marshal ZivojinMisic and the fighters of the Battle of Kolubara.