Serbian Orthodox Church

The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery

The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery
The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery
The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery
The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery

On Friday, March 9, the Third Friday of the Great Fast, faithful gathered at New Marcha Monastery to serve the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.

Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church

Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated  the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Saint Mark church in Belgrade on 18 March 2018.

Visit of Kursk Root Icon to New Gracanica Monastery

On Wednesday, March 14th, New Gracanica Monastery was graced with the visit of the miracle-working Kursk Root Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God.

We thank Father Vasyl Kuzmych from Holy Trinity ROC Milwaukee for bringing her to us.

Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg

Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg
Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg
Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg
Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg

On Saturday, March 17th, 2018 as most people in America were celebrating St. Patrick's Day, in various and sundry ways unbefitting this early Christian Saint, the faithful, together with their priest, Fr. Dragan Zaric, of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church busied themselves with cleaning the church yard and planting flowers, plants and shrubs in time for Pascha - Easter! A deed well-pleasing to the Lord, Who looked upon all that He created and declared it to be good!

Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh

Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh
Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh
Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh
Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh

On March 4th, the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Pittsburgh was honored to have the presence of his Grace Bishop Irinej and Deacon Jovan Aničić to celebrate pontifical Divine Liturgy with Prota Rajko Kosić.

The parishioners and all in attendance participated in the Procession of the Icons behind the church school children, in commemoration of the restoration of the use of icons in our churches after a century of persecution, on the first Sunday of Lent in the year 843. Since that time, on this Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, all Orthodox Christians proclaim our faith and belief in the one, holy, apostolic truly Orthodox Church. Bishop Irinej’s inspirational and educational homily enlightened all, as did his endearing dialogue with the children of the parish.

Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis

 Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis
 Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis
 Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis
 Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis

All those who participated in this year’s memorable iconography workshop, organized by Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese from March 12 to 15, were deeply moved by the experience.

Ten students from USA and Canada—beginners and experienced alike—had a rare opportunity to explore the meaning and purpose of the icon with one of the world’s top iconographers. Master iconographer Dr. George Kordis from Greece introduced the student to the theory and practice of the art of icon painting, according to the  Byzantine tradition. The main goal of this workshop was for students to acquire, develop, and improve good, practical, and artistic icon-drawing and painting skills while gaining a deeper sense of the art, beauty, and meaning of icons. Dr. Kordis taught the specific skills of the Byzantine approach through in-depth demonstrations and detailed exercises in the art, expression, and language of the icon, from beginning to end with his limited palette technique.

Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa

Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa
Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa
Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa
Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa received a delegation of the German state Baden-Wurttemberg, headed by Minister of Justice and European Affairs of this federal state government Mr. Guido Wolf on 15 March 2018.

The meeting was attended by Monsignor Robert Zollitsch, retired Archbishop of Freiburg and the former Chairman of the German Catholic Episcopal Conference. In the palace of the Church-school community of Novi Sad, during cordial and friendly conversations on current topics, the interlocutors discussed also problems existing in this European region as well as a Christian engagement towards developing  a more humane society in Europe and in the world.