Serbian Orthodox Church

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.

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013

On 28 January 2013, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, in separate visits His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met with Mr. Mileta Radojevic, director of the Office for Cooperation with Traditional Churches and Religious Communities; Dr. Miroljub Jevtic, professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade; as well as His Excellency Victor Nedopas, Ambassador of Ukraine in Belgrade.

Exaltation of the Cross and Theophany in Dalmatia

Exaltation of the Cross and  Theophany in Dalmatia
Exaltation of the Cross and  Theophany in Dalmatia
Exaltation of the Cross and  Theophany in Dalmatia
Exaltation of the Cross and  Theophany in Dalmatia

Šibenik - His Grace Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia celebrated on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross the Divine Liturgy at the church of Holy Saviour in Šibenik. Following the Divine Liturgy, in memory of the Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Jordan River, Bishop Fotije performed a great blessing of water.

Reestablishment of Serbian Orthodox Teachers and Youth Association

With the Blessings of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America and the support of the Central Church Council, we  announce the reestablishment of the Serbian Orthodox Teachers and Youth Association (SOTAYA). The purpose of this ministry is to unite the teachers, young adults, and youth members of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Dioceses throughout North and South America. It is a special forum through which people will be brought closer together through a ministry of faith and fellowship.

Read full Press Release here.