Serbian Orthodox Church

Orange County Slava

Orange County Slava
Orange County Slava
Orange County Slava
Orange County Slava

On Sunday 20th of September the parish of The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos parish in Orange County celebrated its Slava. His Grace Bishop Maxim accompanied by Diocesan Deacon Zoran presided over the day’s festivities with the parish clergy, Fr. Blasko and Deacon David. The day started with the singing of Orthros and the baptism of Zoe, the six-month old daughter of Deacon David and Diakonissa Lauren.  Bishop Maxim himself administered the baptism and anointing while all present prayed for the newly illumined. The Holy Liturgy followed with the beautiful singing of the parish choir and concluded with a sermon by His Grace in which he described the Liturgy as a kind of joyous play with God. A large banquet followed the Liturgy with music, dancing and fellowship.

Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, October 4, 2015

18th Sunday after Pentecost: 
The Leave-taking of The Exaltation of the 
Life-giving Cross; 
The Holy Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy


RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE ONE: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure Body; You arose on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your Kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, O You who loves mankind.

Destruction of the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija to be prevented

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon agreed that a destruction of the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be a crime and that it must not be allowed to happen.

Nikolic requested Ban's support for preventing Kosovo's admission to UNESCO and protecting the Serbian heritage, which is also the world's heritage, the Serbian president's press office said in a statement on Wednesday. It would be a great crime if the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be destroyed, said Nikolic, noting that Serbia expects support from all those who act by following their conscience.
Nikolic presented to Ban documents due to which Serbia is opposing the admission to UNESCO of the "Republic of Kosovo", unilaterally declared by ethnic Albanians in the province.

Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann

Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann
Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann
Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann
Patriarch Irinej receives German Ambassador Axel Dittmann

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Mr. Axel Dittmann, Ambassador of the Republic of Germany to Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate, on Monday, 28 September 2015.

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015
Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate – 28 September 2015

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received representatives of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) from Baltimore, USA, at the Serbian Patriarchate on Monday, 28 September 2015.

The high delegates of this charity organization exposed the results achieved so-far in the field of helping the needy in today’s difficult living conditions, emphasized the significance of cooperation with the Serbian Orthodox Church and presented some possibilities for improving actions in the area of providing support to people who have been deprived of basic living conditions, particularly in Kosovo and Metohija.