Serbian Orthodox Church

Bishop Maxim visits Oregon

Bishop Maxim visits Oregon
Bishop Maxim visits Oregon
Bishop Maxim visits Oregon
Bishop Maxim visits Oregon

On the occasion of the celebration of the feast of “the first crowned among martyrs,” St. Stephen the Protomartyr and Archdeacon, His Grace the Rt. Reverend Maxim, Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Alhambra and Western America, visited the parish of St. Stephen in Portland and its sister church, St. John the Wonderworker, in Eugene on January 11th and 12th.

Christmas reception at the Russian Embassy

Christmas reception at the Russian Embassy
Christmas reception at the Russian Embassy
Christmas reception at the Russian Embassy
Christmas reception at the Russian Embassy

At the Russian Embassy in Belgrade on 10 January 2014, the Christmas reception was held which was attended by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, as well as representatives of political and public life of Serbia.

The host of the reception, Ambassador Chepurin in his address to the eminent invitees, reminded of results of the visit of Serbian Patriarch to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine on the occasion of the 1025th Anniversary of the Baptism of Russia, as well as the visit of the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Serbia and Montenegro in order to participate in the celebration of the 1700th Anniversary of the Edict of Milan. The video clip of the participators of these bilateral events was shown to the guests.

Stefan Nemanja – Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher (1113-2013)

Stefan Nemanja – Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher (1113-2013)
Stefan Nemanja – Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher (1113-2013)
Stefan Nemanja – Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher (1113-2013)
Stefan Nemanja – Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher (1113-2013)

At the National Museum in Belgrade on January 11th, 2014 the solemn academy on the occasion of the nine centuries of the birth of Stefan Nemanja began with the hymn Lord, Give Us Justice and the prayer Our Father.

An author of the program entitled  “The Vertical of Victory” on the occasion of the nine centuries since the birth of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher is Jasmina Stoiljkovic, drama artist of the Serbian drama of the National Theatre from Prishtina, and the organizer is the Geopolitika magazine, along with the support of the National Museum.

Patriarch: Both Republika Srpska and Serbia need unity

His Holiness, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour in Banjaluka, on the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of Republika Srpska – Saint Stephen the Archdeacon.

His Holiness was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishop Jefrem of Banjaluka, Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla and Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac. After the Divine Liturgy the Patriarch blessed the slava cake. The service was attended by President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik, Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic, President of the National Assembly Igor Radojcic, ministers of the Republic, deputies of the parliament, as well as Minister of Justice and Public Administration of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic.

Bishop Maxim visits Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in San Francisco

Bishop Maxim visits Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in San Francisco
Bishop Maxim visits Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in San Francisco
Bishop Maxim visits Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in San Francisco
Bishop Maxim visits Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in San Francisco

On Sunday, January 5, 2014 the parishioners of the St. John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco welcomed His Grace, Bishop Maxim.

Celebration of Christmas in Banja Luka

Celebration of Christmas in Banja Luka
Celebration of Christmas in Banja Luka
Celebration of Christmas in Banja Luka
Celebration of Christmas in Banja Luka

The feast day of the Nativity of the Lord and the Saviour Our Jesus Christ was solemnly celebrated also this year in all churches of the Diocese of Banjaluka. On this occasion, on Monday, January 6th on the Christmas Eve at the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. Many believers attended the service and after the Liturgy there was a solemn welcome of Yule logs. In the evening the great vespers was served by His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banjaluka with the concelebration of the clergy of the church.

Central celebration of the Nativity of Christ in Gracanica

Central celebration of the Nativity of Christ in Gracanica
Central celebration of the Nativity of Christ in Gracanica
Central celebration of the Nativity of Christ in Gracanica
Central celebration of the Nativity of Christ in Gracanica

The feast day of the Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ was solemnly celebrated throughout the Diocese of Raska-Prizren.

The central celebration of Christmas was held at the Gracanica monastery where Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren served the Divine Liturgy. Besides several hundreds of believers from many parts of Kosovo and Metohija the celebration was attended also by high representatives of the Government of Serbia: First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Minister Aleksandar Vulin and Minister of Defence Nebojsa Rodic.