Serbian Orthodox Church

Bishop Maxim celebrates the Feast of Saint John the Baptist

Bishop Maxim celebrates  the Feast of Saint John the Baptist
Bishop Maxim celebrates  the Feast of Saint John the Baptist
Bishop Maxim celebrates  the Feast of Saint John the Baptist
Bishop Maxim celebrates  the Feast of Saint John the Baptist

Bishop Maxim solemnly celebrated the Feast of Saint John the Baptist at the St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church in San Marcos, California on Saturday, January 20, 2013. 

St. Sava Celebrated in the Eastern Diocese

St. Sava Celebrated in the Eastern Diocese
St. Sava Celebrated in the Eastern Diocese
St. Sava Celebrated in the Eastern Diocese
St. Sava Celebrated in the Eastern Diocese

The feast of St. Sava, the first archbishop of Serbia, is celebrated festively in Serbian Churches worldwide. St. Sava, being the enlightener of the Serbian people is the patron Saint of Serbian schools and schoolchildren and each year our churches observe this great feast day in the Serbian church calendar with children's programs.

River Blessing in West Virginia

River Blessing in West Virginia

The annual river blessing of the Monongahela River took place in Fairmont, West Virginia on Saturday, January 19, the Feast of Theophany in the Holy Orthodox Church. The river blessing was conducted under the auspices of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church of Fairmont. Many thanks to Sonia Janson for creating the lovely ice cross for the service.  Father Rodney Torbic and the faithful from this Mission parish gather at the river each year for this service of Christian joy and renewal.

Source: Eastern American Diocese

Christmas Eve at St. George Church

Christmas Eve at St. George Church

The church was filed to capacity with parishioners on Serbian Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy Sunday January 6, 2013. I have not seen this many fellow worshipers on Christmas Eve at our Church, it was a sight to behold. After the procession around the church, the Badnjak was taken to be burned.

The Badnjak is a young oak tree which reminds us of the tree which Joseph used to start the fire in the manger when Jesus was born. After the Badnjak was blessed by Father Dragan, our President Petar Subotic placed it on the fire to burn. Then church calendars and pieces of the Badnjak were given to the parishioners to take to their homes. A wonderful and delicious Lenten supper was served by our Kolo sisters for all to enjoy. There were fire works for all to enjoy as well. The evening was a wonderful time to spend with friends, family and Kumovi on this most Holy night.

Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch

Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch
Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch
Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch
Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch

Serbian Patriarchate, 28 January 2013 - His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, in the presence of Their Graces Bishops Atanasije of Hvosno and Porfirije of Jegar, met at the Serbian Patriarchate with Mr. Aleksandar Tijanic, General Director of the Radio Television of Serbia with closest associates: Mr. Nikola Mirkov, Director of the Television of Belgrade and Mr. Slobodan Markovic, President of the Managing Board.

Solemn academy at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology

Solemn academy at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Solemn academy at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Solemn academy at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Solemn academy at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology

Professors and students of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University in Belgrade prayerfully celebrated their Patron Saint-day – the feast day of Saint Sava, Serbian Archbishop.

In the presence of many students, professors and guests, a number of priests celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the side chapel of John the Theologian. Following the Liturgy there was the Saint Sava Academy, which was blessed and opened by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch.