Serbian Orthodox Church

Forgiveness Vespers in Warren Parish

Forgiveness Vespers in Warren Parish

The St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio hosted the first Lenten Vespers service on the Sunday of Forgiveness for clergy of the Cleveland Deanery (second group), on the very eve of the Great Fast. Serving were V. Rev. Milovan Katanic, Rev. Milan Pajic and Rev. Dragan Goronjic. Also serving was Deacon Ljubisa Mitrovic who also served as the evening's homilist.

Bishop Irinej visits dioceses in Croatia and BiH

Bishop Irinej visits dioceses in Croatia and BiH
Bishop Irinej visits dioceses in Croatia and BiH
Bishop Irinej visits dioceses in Croatia and BiH
Bishop Irinej visits dioceses in Croatia and BiH

Zagreb - On Wednesday, 16 March 2013, Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana met with Bishop Irinej of Backa. Metropolitan Jovan informed Bishop Irinej with the condition of our Church and the faithful on the territory of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana. On this occasion Bishop Irinej of Backa handed over a pateritsa to the Metropolitan.

Annual Youth Oratorical Festival

The Youth Department of our Diocese would like to remind you of our Annual Oratorical Festival аnd to ask you to convey the information to the friends from your parish who might be interested in it. It will take place, God willing, at our New Gračanica Monastery during the Annual Diocesan Assembly on the 19th of April in the afternoon/evening and on the 20th of April in the morning/around noon.The essays should not be longer than 5 double-space pages or 10 minutes of talk, and they need to be turned in by April 8 at: fr.dragan@st-nicholas-indy.org

 

Archpastoral Message On Great Lent, Love And Salvation

Beloved Clergy and Monastics, Sons and Daughters,
Dear Spiritual Children,

"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels,but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing (I Cor. 13:1-3)."

So often when we think of salvation, we drastically limit ourselves to the conventional, to living a good and simple, honourable and decent life. Essentially, this is true. Yet often times that which is so simple, so seemingly complete and therefore wholesome, can have so little or nothing to do with our salvation. What then constitutes following the straight and narrow path, if not observing the precepts and the letter of the law? Love!

Bishop Gerasim celebrates at Representation of the Serbian Church in Moscow

Bishop Gerasim celebrates at Representation of the Serbian Church in Moscow
Bishop Gerasim celebrates at Representation of the Serbian Church in Moscow
Bishop Gerasim celebrates at Representation of the Serbian Church in Moscow
Bishop Gerasim celebrates at Representation of the Serbian Church in Moscow

On Sunday, 10 March 2013 , His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow. His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica concelebrated to Bishop Gerasim. Following the Liturgy Bishop Antonije held a welcome speech.

Source: Diocese of Gornji Karlovac

Pristina: Ninth Anniversary of the March Pogrom

Pristina: Ninth Anniversary of the March Pogrom
Pristina: Ninth Anniversary of the March Pogrom
Pristina: Ninth Anniversary of the March Pogrom
Pristina: Ninth Anniversary of the March Pogrom

On the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the March pogrom His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren celebrated on 17 March 2013 at Pristina’s church of Saint Nicholas the Divine Liturgy and the memorial service for the killed victims of the violence.

Thirteen clergymen concelebrated to the Bishop, and about 200 believers attended the Divine Liturgy. Among the attendees there were also the head of the Office of the Serbian Government for Kosovo and Metohia Mr. Aleksandar Vulin with his associates and EU special representative for Serbian spiritual and cultural heritage Mr. Dimitris Moshopoulos.