Serbian Orthodox Church
The monks of Dechani, led by Right Reverend Abbot Sava, served the Vigil service of the feast in the presence of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Ilarion of Timok.
The service was attended by believers from Kosovo and Metohia, and more than 200 pilgrims from other parts of Serbia, but also from Albania and Montenegro. This morning the Liturgy has begun at 9 a.m.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Belgrade’s Cathedral church on Sunday, 23 November 2014, on the feast of Holy Archangel Michael.
During the liturgical gathering on the occasion of the slava of the church, Patriarch Irinej ordained Branislav Jocic a deacon. After the cutting the slava bread, Patriarch congratulated the Patron Saint-day (slava) to the rector of the Cathedral church protopresbyter-stavrophor Petar Lukic and the clergy of the church, Mr. Dejan Tomasevic, the famous basketball player and the president of the Orthodox Sport Society „Holy Serbia“, and lawyer Toma Fila.
At 11am, ceremonies fell silent in recognition of service men and women who put their lives on the line for our country - those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, veterans who continue to bear scars of conflict and personnel still serving.
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.