Serbian Orthodox Church
Within the Saint Sava week in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in parishes of Amsterdam and Nijmegen and Vlissingen Saint Sava was solemnly celebrated. The Holy Liturgy on the feast-day of Saint Sava was officiated by protopresbyter Dusan Erdelj in Amsterdam, while Saint Sava’s evening gatherings were organized in other parishes during the weekend.
Images from the consecration of the main Holy Cross and placing of the dome/kupola upon St. Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church.
This year’s Annual March for Life took place in Washington D.C. on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Thousands of people of all ages gathered with the common purpose of affirming the preservation of the lives of the unborn. The March for Life is a collective expression of the value of life. Thousands come together peaceably and march in an orderly fashion. The marchers come from various backgrounds and throughout the United States and beyond.
People of different races and religious identities are involved in the March. The large amount of young marchers reflects well on the condition of youth in this country and is a sign of hope for the future. Christians are the largest group. I travelled with a group from Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in State College, Pennsylvania led by Rev. Deacon Alexander Cadman. My granddaughters Brittany Joy and Jesse Hope came for their third March. Our group joined with hierarchs, clergy and faithful Orthodox Christians from different communities. At the conclusion of the March, a memorial service was held for the unborn having lost their lives through abortion.
Parishioners and friends of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont, West Virginia gathered at the nearby Monongahela River for the annual blessing during the time of Theophany. This year the river blessing took place on the Saturday after Theophany, January 24 following the Divine Liturgy. A service was held at the river’s edge and an ice cross was placed in the river. Christ’s baptism by John in the Jordan continues to be celebrated and have meaning in the present.
Celebrations of the feast of Saint Sava, the First Archbishop of Serbia, were performed solemnly in the capital, throughout the country and the world, wherever Serbian people live.
Belgrade - In the presence of lots of faithful, the church of Saint Sava in the Vracar district celebrated the Patron Saint-day with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy officiated by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, while many priests concelebrated and the choir Mokranjac chanted .
Following up Patriarch Irinej and President Nikolic, the attendees were addressed by Professor Dr. Miodrag Popovic, deputy dean of the University of Belgrade, guests from the Faculties of Theology in Ljubljana and Zagreb, as well as by Professor Dr. Darko Djogo, dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Foca. Protopresbyter-stavrophor Professor Dr. Dragomir Sando held a lecture on the theme “Saint Sava’s Legacy and Education”.