Serbian Orthodox Church

Patron Saint-day of Patriarchate Chapel of Saint Simeon of Myrrh-Gusher

Patron Saint-day of Patriarchate Chapel of Saint Simeon of Myrrh-Gusher
Patron Saint-day of Patriarchate Chapel of Saint Simeon of Myrrh-Gusher
Patron Saint-day of Patriarchate Chapel of Saint Simeon of Myrrh-Gusher
Patron Saint-day of Patriarchate Chapel of Saint Simeon of Myrrh-Gusher

The Patron Saint-day of the chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in the Serbian Patriarchate, Belgrade, was celebrated on 26 February 2019 with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy officiated by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the prayerful presence of Their Graces Bishops Lavrentije of Sabac and Metodije of Dioclea.

The choir of the First Belgrade Choral Assemble sang responses. The service was attended by Dr. Mileta Radojevic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities.

Holy Three Hierarchs, Dallas, Texas (short history and 20th anniversary)

Holy Three Hierarchs, Dallas, Texas (short history and 20th anniversary)
Holy Three Hierarchs, Dallas, Texas (short history and 20th anniversary)
Holy Three Hierarchs, Dallas, Texas (short history and 20th anniversary)
Holy Three Hierarchs, Dallas, Texas (short history and 20th anniversary)

It will forever be unknown how many generations of the Serbian people lost their names, language, customs, and the Orthodox faith in the hot Texas sun.

Industrialization coupled with the smell of oil fields has been drawing Serbian immigrants for decades. By the end of the sixties, the Karakasevic family moved to Texas, followed by the Simic and Palmer families in the eighties, who later became pillars of our church established in 1999. At the outset of the 1990s, there was an immense influx of our people from Serbian Krajina and central Bosnia and Herzegovina, who, carried by the flames of war, started to build new nests in the Northern Texas area.

About the V. Rev. Zvonimir Kotorcevic (1939-2019)

About the V. Rev. Zvonimir Kotorcevic (1939-2019)
About the V. Rev. Zvonimir Kotorcevic (1939-2019)
About the V. Rev. Zvonimir Kotorcevic (1939-2019)
About the V. Rev. Zvonimir Kotorcevic (1939-2019)

Rev. Protojerej Stavrofor Zvonimir Lazar Kotorcevic passed away on February 7th, 2019 at the age of 79. He was born on March 24th, 1939 in Urosevac, Kosovo and Merohija, Serbia, to the late Lazar and Jelica (Radivojevic) Kotorcevic. Fr. Zvonko was preceded in death by his parents Lazar and Jelica, brother Blagoje, and daughter Jovanka. He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years Protinica Desa (Pavicic), loving children Tatijana (Milan), Grigorije, and his cherished granddaughters Simonida and Sofija, brother Aleksa of Belgrade, Srbija, sister-in-law Velika of Krusevac, Srbija, many nephews, nieces, family, Kumovi, and friends.

Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy awarded

Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy awarded
Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy awarded
Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy awarded
Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy awarded

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej received a delegation of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy on February 20, 2019, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church awarded the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the high decoration of the Holy Emperor Constantine for its support in preserving the religious and cultural heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo and Metohija. The decoration was received by the deputy of the Greek Parliament and the Secretary General of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy Dr. Andreas Mihailidis.

Relating to significant jubilees of the Serbian Church in Hercegovina

The chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Hergovina, Milorad Dodik, and His Grace Bishop of Zaholm-Herzegovinian Dimitrije discussed about the position of the Serbian people in the Neretva Valley. The conversations took place in East Sarajevo, on February 20, 2019.

During the meeting, the greatest attention was dedicated to the celebration the 800th anniversary of the Serbian Orthodox Church's authocephaly and the establishment of the Zaholm-Herzegovina Diocese. Bishop Dimitrije informed the Chairman of the Presidency of BandH about the dynamics of the renovation of the Old School and the Cathedral Church in Mostar, which should be the central place for celebrating the anniversary of the Diocese of Zaholm-Herzegovina.

Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio

Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio
Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio
Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio
Liturgical Music Workshop, Baptism and Ordination in Canton, Ohio

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, and in conjunction with Protodeacon Jovan Anicic, Director of Religious Education for the Eastern American Diocese, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton, Ohio hosted a Liturgical Music Workshop February 8th-10th, 2019.

Participants came from across northeast Ohio, including multiple parishes and jurisdictions, for Friday evening’s lecture by Pdn. Jovan on the theme, "Exploring Music through Christian Worship." After taking some time to get to know one another, Pdn. Jovan began with a personal story:  how learning liturgical music as a child sparked within him a love for faith. He finished by discussing his growing awareness of the depth of theology contained within the music he grew to love.  Throughout the evening, the participants enjoyed lively discussion, with questions ranging from liturgical languages to the role of laity in music and chant.

Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington

Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington
Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington
Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington
Orthodox Christian Theology Lecture Series Begins in Washington

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, following the Divine Liturgy, an invigorating six-week lecture series on the Orthodox Christian Theology in its Historical Context began.  This series is offered by Rev. Dr. Vasilije Vranic, parish priest of St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church in Washington, DC/Potomac, MD.  Each Sunday from February 10 through March 17, 2019, Fr. Vasilije will provide in-depth talks on several topics relating to our Orthodox Christian Theology.