Serbian Orthodox Church

Biography of Bishop Dr Jovan (Puric) of Nis

Biography of Bishop Dr Jovan (Puric) of Nis
Biography of Bishop Dr Jovan (Puric) of Nis
Biography of Bishop Dr Jovan (Puric) of Nis
Biography of Bishop Dr Jovan (Puric) of Nis

Bishop Jovan Puric was born on May 24/June 6 1965 in Mijace, near Valjevo, by father Radosav and mother Zora, at the baptism got the name Mladen. Since his childhood his pious parents thought him about piety and the church life, and while he was growing up within the monastery of Pustinje and Celije near Valjevo, he was received and accepted a spirit of ardor for the Lord from avva Justin and other clergymen who then with live word and with God-pleasing life influenced souls that longed for God in a hard time for the Church, and especially for the Shepherds. On the beginning of the eighties of XX century the Providence of God sent him to the spiritual father Lazar (Adzic), who would later succeed to the throne of Heugomens of Ostrog. He visited the Holy Land, Mount Athos and Greece.

Church of St. Prophet Elijah renovated in Cvetojevac

Church of St. Prophet Elijah renovated in Cvetojevac

On Tuesday, August 2 2011, the Church of God in a village of Cvetojevac near Kragujevac celebrated its church's Patron Saint's Day St. Prophet Elijah with the Divine Liturgy which was served by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija with the concelebration of priests of the Diocese of Sumadija.

Given that with an effort of protonamesnik Bojan Dimitrijevic and presbyter Vladimir Cirovic, who serve for the parish of Cvetojevac-jovanovac, the church has been completely renovated, Bishop Jovan firstly did small consecration of the church.

Celebration of St. Elijah's Day in Diocese of Backa

Celebration of St. Elijah's Day in Diocese of Backa

Kolut - On the feast day of St. Prophet Elijah, in the village of Kolut near Sombor, His Grace Bishop Dr Porfirije of Jegar consecrated the land where a church of St. Prophet Elijah. After the act of consecration, Bishop Porfirije cut the slava cake and held a nice sermon.

Many priests, choirs of St. George's church in Sombor Sts. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen and the Child Choir, as well as a great number of faithful people from Kolut and nearby places.

Bishop Teodosije: Patience, peace and dignity are the most powerful weapon

Bishop Teodosije: Patience, peace and dignity are the most powerful weapon

Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren called today on the barricades in Rudar the Serbian people to patience, peace and dignity, stating that it was a weapon against which the strongest powers cannot do anything. 

"We must save dignity, patience and peace, because against that weapon the strongest powers cannot do anything. It is the weapon of the church, and people is part of the church", the Bishop said before several hundreds of Serbs who also today gathered at the barricades in a town of Rudare. The Bishop estimated that " the strongest weapon of the Serbian people is faith and hope that all will be solved in the best day.

We pray that God give all love and peace

We pray that God give all love and peace
We pray that God give all love and peace
We pray that God give all love and peace
We pray that God give all love and peace

A parish priest in Zubin Potok, protopresbyter Milan Kevkic with priests and monks has been for days on barricades in a village of Zupce. He says that they are present there becuase the Church in Kosovo and Metohija shares faith of its people. Yesterday they also held a prayer on the barricades. - We pray that God give all love and peace. This prayer is also for the KFOR soldiers, as a call that all this situation  finishes in a pious way - protopresbyter says.

Prayerfull remembrance on heroes of the First World War

Prayerfull remembrance on heroes of the First World War
Prayerfull remembrance on heroes of the First World War
Prayerfull remembrance on heroes of the First World War
Prayerfull remembrance on heroes of the First World War

 

On the occasion of 97th anniversary of the First World War, His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served yesterday in front of the Monument to the Russian Soldiers at the New cemetary in Belgrade a memorial service for the glorious heroes fallen for freedom of the Russian and Serbian people. This prayerful remembrance on soldiers of the First World War was organized by the Embassy of the Russian  Federation in Belgrade and other Russian institutions in Serbia.