Serbian Orthodox Church

For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac

For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac
For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac
For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac
For the glory and honour of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac

Eucharistic gathering in the monastery of Jasenovac. Prayerful commemoration of the New Martyrs at the place of the  tomb in the concentration camp of Jasenovac. Consecration of the restored Bishop’s Palace in Pakrac, residence of the Serbian Bishop of Slavonia. Audience with the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.

On the second day of the visit to the Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia, on September 10th 2016, His All-Holiness Bartholomew of Constantinople and Patriarch Ecumenical together with His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated, on the occasion of 75th  anniversary of the beginning of suffering of the Holy Martyrs of Jasenovac, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery church of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Jasenovac.

Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia

Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia
Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia
Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia
Historical visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to Croatia

Symposium with the theme New Martyrs: PolyperspectiveII  held in the Orthodox Grammar School Katarina Kantakuzina Brankovic

The clergy of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana performed a solemn doxology rite in the chapel of Saint Sava, the church within the Orthodox Grammar School “Katarina Kantakuzina Brankovic” complex, which began at 10:30 a.m.

Final Day of the 20th Diocesan Days in Jackson

The final day of the 20th Annual Diocesan Days celebration came on the Lord's Day, the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, the feast day of the Holy Martyr St. Agathonicus.

The clergy were vested early during Matins Sunday morning in preparation to welcome and piously receive the relics of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson who, during the course of Matins, was escorted into the makeshift church by His Grace Bishop Maxim and all the clergy of the Western American Diocese.

20th Annual Diocesan Days Continues

20th Annual Diocesan Days Continues
20th Annual Diocesan Days Continues
20th Annual Diocesan Days Continues
20th Annual Diocesan Days Continues

Chanting, the ancient melodies and hymns in glory and honor of the Holy Apostle Thaddeus whose memory the church commemorated on Saturday, 3 September, resonated through the crisp morning air. It came from the makeshift chapel under the tent at the St. Sava campgrounds and the morning Matins that prayerfully marked the start of the second day of this year’s Diocesan Days celebration. While the clergy filed in one by one, they received a blessing from their bishop and spiritual father, His Grace Maxim. During the course of the Matins service the clergy vested and gathered once more around their bishop for the start of the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. “The Kingdom of heaven is at hand,” His Grace stood before the altar and announced to the gathered faithful. “Whenever we celebrate one of the Apostles, as we do today, we remember that they went out to preach the gospel and they preached exactly this dimension of our salvation, that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, it is here with us in our Eucharistic gathering and celebration.”

20th Annual Diocesan Begins with a Lively Clergy Seminar

20th Annual Diocesan Begins with a Lively Clergy Seminar
20th Annual Diocesan Begins with a Lively Clergy Seminar
20th Annual Diocesan Begins with a Lively Clergy Seminar
20th Annual Diocesan Begins with a Lively Clergy Seminar

Friday, September 2, 2016 - Nestled in the rolling hills of Amador County is the beautiful and historic St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in the small, quiet town of Jackson, California. It was the site of this year’s Diocesan Days celebration of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America, which takes place each year on Labor Day weekend.

Bishop Mitrophan feted on 25th Anniversary

Bishop Mitrophan feted on 25th Anniversary
Bishop Mitrophan feted on 25th Anniversary
Bishop Mitrophan feted on 25th Anniversary
Bishop Mitrophan feted on 25th Anniversary

Clergy and faithful of the Eastern American Diocese were already beginning to think about doing something to honor their Bishop Mitrophan on his 25th Anniversary as bishop of the Diocese. But a special urgency was added when word was received in late May that their long-time archpastor had been elected as Bishop of Canada, and would soon be leaving them.