Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Patriarch visits Decani monastery

Serbian Patriarch visits Decani monastery
Serbian Patriarch visits Decani monastery
Serbian Patriarch visits Decani monastery
Serbian Patriarch visits Decani monastery

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited on 27 June 2013 the monastery of Visoki Decani. The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church was solemnly welcomed by the monks of Decani led by abbot of the monastery, archimandrite Sava.

Patronal feast day of Monastery of Koncul

Patronal feast day of Monastery of Koncul

At the monastery of Koncul Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren served the Holy Liturgy on the second day of Pentecost when traditionally the monastery slava is marked. Clergy of Deaneries of Kosovska Mitrovica and Novi Pazar concelebrated to the Bishop. Many believers from Raska and North of Kosovo attended the Holy Service.

The Feast of Pentecost in California

On Pentecost Sunday, June 23rd, Holy Trinity Church of Moraga, California, held its Slava with Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Maxim with co-celebrants, Father Vasilije Cvijanovic, pastor of Holy Trinity; Father Dusan Bunjevic; Father Slobodan Jovic, St. Michaels of Saratoga; Father Djurica Gordic, St. John the Baptist of San Francisco; Father Zoran Savic, St. George of Oakland; and special guest Father Stamatis Skliris of Athens, Greece.  Father Skliris delivered a very moving  homily, in Serbian, on the importance and meaning of Pentecost Sunday.  The joyous responses were led by the students from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Saint Peter of Korisha Slava

On Tuesday, June 18th His Grace, Bishop Maxim, Fr. Nicholas Ceko, Dean of St. Steven's Cathedral, Fr. Blasko Paraklis, Priest of the Most Holy Theotokos Mission parish in Orange County, Fr. Jovan Babic, Priest of Christ the Saviour Church in Arcadia, and Fr. Stamatis Skliris from Athens, Greece, together with the faithful celebrated the Feast of St. Petar of Korisha in the Diocesan Residence Chapel in Alhambra, Califorania. 

Budva celebrated its patronal feast day

The city of Budva also this year celebrated its patronal feast day - Descent of Holy Spirit onto Apostles. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro-Littoral served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Stanjevic, and along with the clergy of Budva and faithful people of this region participated in the procession.

Serbian Patriarch meets with President of Greece

Serbian Patriarch meets with President of Greece
Serbian Patriarch meets with President of Greece
Serbian Patriarch meets with President of Greece
Serbian Patriarch meets with President of Greece

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received on 19 June 2013 His Excellency Carolos Papoulias, the President of the Republic of Greece, who is in the official visit to the Republic of Serbia and President Mr. Tomislav Nikolic.

The Ascension of Jesus - the Patron Saint-day of the City of Belgrade and Ascension Church

The feast-day of the Serbian capital, Belgrade - the Ascension of the Lord was solemnly celebrated also this year. A joyful celebration of the feast day began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, which was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, in the church of the Ascension of the Lord, with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops: Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, Irinej of Australia-New Zealand, and Atanasije of Hvosno, as well as lots of clergy.