Serbian Orthodox Church
The clergy and parishioners of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown celebrated their Church Slava on Sunday, May 31, 2015, Pentecost Sunday. The clergy and parishioners of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown celebrated their Church Slava on Sunday, May 31, 2015, Pentecost Sunday. Joining the parish priest, Fr. Dragan Goronjic, at the holy altar were V. Rev. Stavrophor Djordje Mileusnic from St. Demetrius Serbian Church in Akron, Ohio and V. Rev. Milovan Katanic from St. George Serbian Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Fr. Djordje delivered the festal homily following the gospel reading and spoke of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, how they preached the good news of the gospel and how all of us are called to do the same with both our words and deeds.
2015 Pentecost weekend at New Gracanica Monastery in Third Lake, IL began on Saturday, May 30th with Duhovske Zadusnice.
The Memorial Divine Liturgy was followed by a General Requiem service for all those who repose at the Monastery cemetery, as well as for the hierarchs, priests, deacons, monastics and laity of our Diocese who were remembered by the Monastery Brotherhood and by their loved ones who were present that day.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated, on Whit Monday, 1 June 2015, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of the Patrons Saint-day of the church at the Representation of the Patriarchate of Moscow in Belgrade - the church of Holy Trinity on Tasmajdan.
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
VERSE: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.
REFRAIN: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.
VERSE: Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the universe.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Eminence Cardinal Kurt Koch, the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade yesterday, on 28 May 2015.
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa attended the meeting. Cardinal Koch was accompanied by Apostolic Nuncio in Belgrade, Mons. Orlando Antonini, Archbishop of Belgrade Mr. Stanislav Hocevar, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity pater Hyacinthe Destivelle and Secretary of Apostolic Nunciature in Serbia pater Janusz Stanislaw Blachowiak.
For the citizens of the village of Belegis in Srem yesterday, Ascension Thursday, was a historic day! The Church dedicated to the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas dawned brightly after months of planning, assisted by the township of Stara Pazova.
Young and old, locals and guests, republic, provincial and city representatives as well as the honored Mr. Tomislav Brankovic and his associates from the Committee for cooperation with church and religous institutions of the government of the Serbian Republic, all came to welcome their Graces: Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka and Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America. A magnificent welcome war prepared – first the Belegis horsemen, followed by fiacres with the hierarchs of our Church bringing blessings to the village of Belegis and children in folklore costume and flowers who with excitement welcomed the hierarchs.