Serbian Orthodox Church

Saint Xenia skete hosts Bishop Maxim and honored guests for Divine Liturgy and the elevation of nun Dorothea as abbess

On October 9/22, the commemoration day for the Feasts of holy Apostle James, St. Stephen the Blind, and the “Korsun” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Grace Bishop Maxim arrived at St. Xenia Skete in Wildwood, California, to the ringing of bells for the Divine Liturgy.

Audience at Serbian Patriarchate - 29 October 2013

Audience at Serbian Patriarchate - 29 October 2013
Audience at Serbian Patriarchate - 29 October 2013
Audience at Serbian Patriarchate - 29 October 2013
Audience at Serbian Patriarchate - 29 October 2013

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Vanja Udovicic, Minister of Youth and Sports at the Serbian Patriarchate today. 

Jubilee of the Edict of Milan in Skelani

Jubilee of the Edict of Milan in Skelani
Jubilee of the Edict of Milan in Skelani
Jubilee of the Edict of Milan in Skelani
Jubilee of the Edict of Milan in Skelani

The Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla solemnly celebrated 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan in Skelani near Drina

The central celebration of the jubilee of the Edict of Milan in the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla was held in Skelani. Their Graces Bishops Lavrentije of Sabac, Jovan of Sumadija and Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of  priests and monks from many dioceses of our Church *(Zvornik-Tuzla, Budimlje-Niksic, Sumadija...). The choir Srbadija from Bijeljina sang responses.

Bishop Atanasije visits President of Republic of Srpska

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac met with President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik at the Palace of the President of the Republic of Srpska in Banja Luka yesterday

The meeting was attended by Mr. Miladin Dragicevic, advisor to the President, and Mr. Zorn Jurisc, chief of the cabinet of Bishop Atanasije. Bishop Atanasije and President Dodik discussed the actual themes concerning all citizens of the Republic of Srpska, and especially the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. President Dodik called for a closer cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the state institutions of the Republic of Srpska. 

Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica

Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica
Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica
Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica
Procession on the feast day of Saint Petka in Podgorica

On the eve of the feast day of Saint Petka at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije served the Divine Liturgy

The choir of Saint Mark the Apostle and the Evangelist from Podgorica and the chor of the Cetinje Seminary sang responses. After the end of the Liturgy, the Saint Petka Day's procession went through streets of Podgorica with more than thousand citizens. The procession was organized seven days after the first "pride" parade, by the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral for Montenegrin honor, sanctity of marriage and having children. The procession, with the protection from the relics of Saint Petka, began at the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection of Christ and went through the center of the city. 

Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica

Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica
Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica
Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica
Magnificent celebration of Saint Petka on Cukarica

The feast day of Venerable mother Parascheva was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church at Cukarica dedicated to this great saint

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the local priests. The choir of this church Saint Joachim and Anna sang responses. 

Pan-Orthodox magnificent slava days of togetherness and spirituality

Despite the heavy rains and bad weather in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 October, when the patron feast-day was celebrated, a great number of parishioners, guests and priests visited the church of Saint Thomas the Apostle. 

After almost five arid and dry months in Johannesburg, we all spontaneously felt  the three-day intensive rain as a great blessing of God and Saint Thomas the Apostle, as well as the blessing of our Patriarch and the dearest guest, His Grace Bishop David of Stobi.