Serbian Orthodox Church

Meeting with Serbian youth in the New Gracanica Monastery

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited children's summer  camp in New Gracanica Monastery in the afternoon on 21 July 2017.

The Patriarch was accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America.

Festal Liturgy at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville

Festal Liturgy  at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville
Festal Liturgy  at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville
Festal Liturgy  at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville
Festal Liturgy  at Saint Sava monastery in Libertyville

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the monastery of Saint Sava in Libertyville on the feast day of Saint Great Martyr Procopius, 21 July 2017.

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral concelebrated in the prayerful presence of His Grace Bishop Longon of New Gracanica-Midwestern America. Students of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Libertyville sang responses.

Biography of the newly-elected Bishop Atanasije of Milesheva

His Grace Bishop Atanasije (Rakita), elected Bishop of Mileshevo, was born on 7 November 1957 in Janje near Sipovo.

His got the baptismal name Svetko. After finishing primary school in Babici, he absolved  the Orthodox Theological Seminary at Krka monastery. He was tonsured in the same monastery as a graduate of the Seminary on 7 May 1977;  ordained a deacon on 9 May and as presbyter  on 18 December of the same year. He visited father Justin Popovic at Celije Monastery on 1 January r1978 and on 2 January he left for America, where he finished two intensive English language  courses  at the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh.  In September of the same year he enrolled the Saint Vladimir Orthodox Theological Academy in New York. His Professors were Alexander Schmemann and John Meyendorff, world-famous theologians. In September 1981 he began with a teacher’s career at the Krka Monastery Seminary. Two years later, in 1983, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church transferred him to the St. Cyrill and Methodius Seminary in Prizren, where he was teaching eleven years, until 1994. There he got better acquainted with  the then Bishop Pavle of Raska-Prizren, later Serbian Patriarch.

Construction of the church of Saint George in Slavonski Brod

Construction of the church of Saint George in Slavonski Brod
Construction of the church of Saint George in Slavonski Brod
Construction of the church of Saint George in Slavonski Brod
Construction of the church of Saint George in Slavonski Brod

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Slavonia these days the construction of the church of Saint Great martyr George in Slavonski Brod has begun.

The First Week in Saint Mark Monastery

The First Week in Saint Mark Monastery
The First Week in Saint Mark Monastery
The First Week in Saint Mark Monastery
The First Week in Saint Mark Monastery

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, the first week of camp was held at St. Mark Monastery in Sheffield, Ohio from July 9-16 to the delight of 67 campers of all ages.

Camp Season - Week 1 in the Eastern American Diocese

Camp Season - Week 1 in the Eastern American Diocese
Camp Season - Week 1 in the Eastern American Diocese
Camp Season - Week 1 in the Eastern American Diocese
Camp Season - Week 1 in the Eastern American Diocese

St. Mark Monastery Camp and St. Sava Camp at Shadeland