Serbian Orthodox Church

Feast day of Saint Athanasius the Great at the Ascension Church

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno celebrated today the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Ascension church in Belgrade. Today's feast day of Saint Athanasius the Great is the name day of Bishop Atanasije. 

Saint Sava’s Day in Zagreb

Saint Sava’s Day in Zagreb
Saint Sava’s Day in Zagreb
Saint Sava’s Day in Zagreb
Saint Sava’s Day in Zagreb

On the feast of Saint Sava, on Sunday, 27 January 2013, Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana celebrated the Holy Hiearchal Liturgy in the chapel of Saint Sava at the Serbian Orthodox High School “ Kantakuzina Katarina Branković”.

The feast day of Saint Sava is celebrated as School Day and the slava of the pupils of the High school, who attended the Holy Liturgy along with their professors and the faithful. Among the people present at the Liturgy there were Mr. Stanimir Vukičević, Ambassador of Serbia, Mrs. Bosa Prodanović, First Adviser at the Serbian embassy in Zagreb and Mr. Nedeljko Tenjović, Secretary General of the President of Serbia, Mr. Tomislav Nikolić.

Forty-day Memorial Service for Bishop Hrizostom of Zica

On Saturday, 26 January 2013, on the feast of the Apodosis of Theophany, the forty day memorial  for Bishop Hrizostom of Zica of blessed repose was served at the monastery of Rujan. Bishop Jovan of Sumadia, Administrator of the Diocese of Zica, celebrated the Divine Liturgy along with Bishop David of Krusevac. Following the Divine Liturgy, there was a panikhida service, and later at the grave site a small memorial service. 

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