Serbian Orthodox Church

Theophany Eve - the Feast of the Holy Cross in St. Petersburg, Florida

Theophany Eve - the Feast of the Holy Cross in St. Petersburg, Florida
Theophany Eve - the Feast of the Holy Cross in St. Petersburg, Florida
Theophany Eve - the Feast of the Holy Cross in St. Petersburg, Florida
Theophany Eve - the Feast of the Holy Cross in St. Petersburg, Florida

On the Eve of the Great Feast of Theophany, January 18, 2021, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated the Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great in the St. Sava  Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Concelebrating with His Grace were Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Radivoje Panic of Belgrade’s St. Sava Temple, host priest Presbyter Dragan Zaric, and Protodeacon Milos Zdralic. Prayerfully present was Protopresbyter Milan Jovanovic of the neighboring St. George Parish, together with his parishioners.

School package help to children from Kosovo and Metohija

With the blessings of His Grace, the Right Reverend Irinej, the Bishop of Eastern American Diocese, the Department of Christian Education of the Eastern American Diocese is organizing a mission of collecting two thousand (2000) backpacks with school supplies as help for children in Kosovo and Metohiya.

This humanitarian action is taking place in cooperation with the non-profit The Giolas Foundation from Chicago, federal state of Illinois. Our intention is that all church-school congregations of the Eastern American Diocese take part in collecting children's school materials, and with the help of the Giolas Foundation to collect all materials by the end of December 2020, when they will be shipped to the Orthodox Diocese of Rashka and Prizren.

Visit of the President of the Republic of Serbia to the Diocese of Sumadija and the City of Kragujevac

His Eminence Bishop Jovan of Sumadija solemnly welcomed the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic in the first capital city of Kragujevac and the seat of the Diocese of Sumadija on January 22, 2021.

The welcome was also attended by the clergy of the Diocese of Sumadija. President Vucic visited the Sumarica Memorial Park, a place where a large number of Kragujevac residents died innocently during the Second World War. Also, the President visited the church dedicated to the Holy New Martyrs of Kragujevac and on that occasion, together with Bishop Jovan and the mayor Mr. Nikola Dasic, gave statements for national and local TV stations.

The feast day in the church of Saint George in Belgrade

The feast day in the church of Saint George in Belgrade
The feast day in the church of Saint George in Belgrade
The feast day in the church of Saint George in Belgrade
The feast day in the church of Saint George in Belgrade

On the great feast of the Epiphany, the Holy Liturgy in the church of St. George on Banovo Brdo in Belgrade was served by archpriests-staurophors Caslav Marinkovic and Nedeljko Bozic and deacons Savo Topalovic and Djordje Petrovic, in the prayerful presence of archpriests Dragan Vidojevic and priests Zoran Radojevic and Marko Mudric.

Swimming for the Precious Cross in parish of Pula-Peroj

Continuing the tradition, swimming competition for the Holy Cross was held in the parish of Pula-Peroj this year as well. Nine swimmers took part in the eighth event in a row. Although swimming is not of a competitive nature, this year's "winner" Jelisaveta was given a modest gift.