Serbian Orthodox Church
On Sunday, May 3, 2015 the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage, PA festively celebrated their Church Slava. Serving at the altar during Divine Liturgy were V. Rev. Michael Polanichka, retired priest of the neighboring Carpatho-Russian Church, Rev. Dragan Goronjic, priest at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown and host priest V. Rev. Milovan Katanic.
The sixth Sunday of Holy Pascha is observed by the Orthodox Church as the Sunday of the Blind Man.
To house his own crypt, Serbian Zupan Nemanja built a monastery (1183–1191), well-hidden in the canyon of a swift tributary of the Ibar River, to which he gave the name Studenica. It is to this site that Nemanja withdrew from ruling duties to become Monk Simeon, living there for over a year and a half before going to Mount Athos.
On Sunday, May 10th, 2015, the fifth Sunday of Pascha, in the St. Sava Seriban Orthodox Church in London, England, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, together with the parish clergy, V. Rev. Goran Spaic and V. Rev. Dragan Lazic, and the Orthodox faithful, celebrated the Divine Liturgy.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Memorial-Cathedral of Saint Sava on Vracar yesterday, on May 17th, 2015.
Their Graces Bishops Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac, retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Marko of Bregalnica and David of Stobi concelebrated with the Archbishop.
On May 10, at King’s College London, one of the top 20 universities in the world (2013-4 QS international world rankings), a rare history and fine art book, published by Sebastian Press, was presented to a wider public interested to study or expand their knowledge about the cultural heritage of Kosovo and Metohija (Serbia).
Bishop Maxim of Western America and Abbott Sava of Decani Monastery spoke about the book at the College Chapel at the Strand. This chapel is seen by many as the spiritual heart of the College. Vocal quartet led by Bozidar Smiljanic sung during the presentation.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade yesterday, on 17 May 2015.
The Liturgy was attended by Their Graces Bishops Mitrophan of Eastern America, Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic and Andrej of Austria-Switzerland.