Serbian Orthodox Church

Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja

Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja
Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja
Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja
Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja

On the day when our Holy Church prayerfully celebrated Venerable Nikita the Confessor, 10 June 2018, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius in Dalj, Croatia. During the service His Holiness performed the consecration and introduced of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja,  former abbot of the monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God.

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The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was concelebrated by Their Eminences Metropolitans Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana; Their Graces Bishops: Lukijan of Budim, Irinej of Backa – Administrator of the Diocese of Osijek-Polje and Baranja; Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Jovan of Slavonia, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Jovan of Slavonia, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac and Nikodim of Dalmatia; archimandrites, elected Bishops: Isihije of Mohac, Dimitrije of Zachum-Herzegovina, Stefan of Remesiana and Metodije of Dioclea.

St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Philadelphia PA. Celebrates Its Patronal Feastday

St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Philadelphia PA. Celebrates Its Patronal Feastday
St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Philadelphia PA. Celebrates Its Patronal Feastday
St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Philadelphia PA. Celebrates Its Patronal Feastday
St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Philadelphia PA. Celebrates Its Patronal Feastday

On Sunday May 20th, 2018, St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Philadelphia celebrated its Patronal Feastday, the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

The celebration began with Divine Liturgy, which was led by Fr. Milorad Orlic and Fr. Emmanuel Pratsinakis, retired parish priest of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ. The celebration of the Divine Liturgy was magnified by the large number of faithful present, and the burgeoning children’s choir who sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and several hymns during Holy Communion. Following Divine Liturgy the faithful, led by the clergy, proceeded in festal procession around the church. The procession was beautified by the new banners donated by the Randjelovic family, and which were carried for the first time in a procession by father, Sasa Randjelovic, and son, Dimitrije Randjelovic. Honored kumovi for the Patronal Feastday were Slodoban and Donna Janikic with daughter Jasna, as well as daughters Jessica Ivanovic  and Jennifer Dileo with their families.

Open House in Lebanon, PA

Open House in Lebanon, PA
Open House in Lebanon, PA
Open House in Lebanon, PA
Open House in Lebanon, PA

Today, June 2, 2018, after long, hard working winter moths, we celebrated the opening of our newly renovated Church Hall. We would like to thank God for this day and for all the blessings He has poured upon our small Parish of the Holy Resurrection of Christ.

Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja

Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja
Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja
Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja
Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja

In the Cathedral church in Dalj, Croatia, 9 June 2018, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch performed the solemn rite of proclamation of Bishop Electus of Osek Polje and Baranja, Archimandrite Heruvim, abbot of the monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Daljska Planina.

The First Hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa – Administrator of the Diocese of Osek Polje and Baranja; Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Nikodim of Dalmatia and Archimandrite Heruvim, Bishop Electus of Osek Polje and Baranja. Their Eminences Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and archimandrites, Bishop Electus Dimitrije of Zachum-Herzegovina and Stefan of Remesiana attended prayerfully.

Biography of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja

The new elected Bishop Heruvim was born in Vukovar from father Dusan and mother Milica (born Jovkovic) on 30 July 1987. His baptismal name is Vitomir. After having finished of the primary school in Vukovar, with the blessing of the then Diocesan Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and Baranja, he enrolled the Theological Seminary of the Holy Three Hierarchs in Krka Monastery, as a pupil of the second generation after the civil war of this restored educational institution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia.

In 2006 he matriculated the Faculty of Philology, Serbian Language and Literature Department. During the studies he decided to embrace monastic way of life. The affection towards the Krka Monastery was decisive when choosing it as a place of his monastic tonsure. On the feast-day of Sts. Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian in 2009, Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia tonsured him and gave him monastic name Heruvim, after the name of the first abbot of the Krka monastery. On the feast-day of the monastery patron-saint, Holy Archangel Michael, 21 November 2009, he was ordained hierodeacon, and on the feast-day of Holy Prince Lazar in 2010 he was ordained hieromonk.

Serbian Bishops in America Express Concern Over Attacks on Religious Freedom in Kosovo

The Serbian Orthodox Bishops in America expressed their concern today over serious incidents in Kosovo and Metohija during the past week, including attacks on clergy and innocent children, and threats to church property and cultural heritage, in a letter to  U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback.

Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland

Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland
Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland
Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland
Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland

On Pentecost Monday, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated the Divine Liturgy a the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Broadview Heights, Ohio.