Serbian Orthodox Church
On Friday, 20 November 2015, in the late afternoon, a solemn celebration of the patron of Holy monastery of Kovilj, the Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven, began with the Great Vesper service in the monastery chapel of Venerable Fathers of Mount Athos.
Hieromonk Dionisije of the Kovilj Monastery served the Vesper service with the concelebration of deacons from Novi Sad – Veljko Vasiljev and Zoran Malesevic. His Eminence, Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana conducted the monastic choir at the right chanters’ apse. The vesper service was attended by Their Graces Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa and Bishop Jeronim of Jegar.
The Cathedral church in Belgrade marked, on Saturday, its church slava, the Feast of Holy Michael the Archangel, with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was officiated by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica.
On Saturday, 21 November 2015, the Cathedral church in Belgrade celebrated its church slava, the Synaxis of The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven, as well as an unusual jubilee – 170th anniversary since the beginning of the service in this building. The First Belgrade Singing Society, the choir of Cathedral church sang responses. The host of this year’s slava of the Cathedral church was lawyer Toma Fila. A lots of faithful gathered on Saturday to prayerfully mark this feast day.
The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania is blessed to be a part of the Eastern American Diocese with His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN as the Diocesan Bishop. The parish is in the Pittsburgh Deanery.
With the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Saint's birthplace of Kornet in the Ljesani county on November 15, 2015 the first liturgy in commemoration of St. Mardarije of Ljesani-Libertyville and All-America was served in the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Coastlands.
Serbian Patriarch Irinej received the President of the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo from Moscow and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mrs. Lyubov Glebova at the Serbian Patriarchate on 13 November 2015.
The reception was attended by the representative of the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo Mr. Sergey Alekseyevich, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade Mr. Aleksandar Chepurin, Director General of the Oil Company of Serbia Mr. Kirill Kravchenko, Director of the Russian Cultural House in Belgrade Mrs. Nadezhda Kuschenkova, His Grace Vicar Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, head of the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate to Belgrade protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, Secretary of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch priest Vladimir Vranic, protomaster of the church of Saint Sava Professor Dr. Vojislav Milovanovic and officer of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch deacon Aleksandar Sekulic.
St. Gregory of Constantinople said that the preistly service is a science above sciences and an art beyond arts. The goal and meaning of its existence is to see, hear, feel, rest, progess, ripen, and to know all beings, to accept and to offer the message of life, to become a priest of creation. To serve the service of sabornost with all of nature, in the all general Liturgy, with the Hierarch, Him "Who is the Offerer and the Offered, who accepts and distributes" for the salvation of the entire world.