Serbian Orthodox Church

State funeral of King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria and Prince Andrej

The State funeral of Their Majesties King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria and His Royal Highness Prince Andrej is going to take place at Royal Mausoleum of St. George’s Church in Oplenac near Topola, on Sunday, May 26. 

On Friday, 24 May 2013, from 9 am to 10 am the Liturgy will be officiated at the Chapel of St. Andrew the First Called at the Royal Compound in Dedinje. 10 am to 10.15 am the Requiem, then motorcade starts from the Royal Compound. On 10.30 am, remains of Their Majesties and His Royal Highness arrive to the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel (“Saborna Crkva”) in downtown Belgrade. 10.30 am to 10.45 am the Requiem. From 11 am on – citizens paying respect. 

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Soko Grad

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch arrived in the monastery of Soko Grad on Saturday afternoon, 18 May 2013. In the church of Saint Nicholas a doxology was celebrated, and at 6 pm a vigil service was held with the participation of priests and monks of Ljubovija town. Following the service, the concert was held on the occasion of the great celebration of 20 years of the monastery of Soko, foundation of Bishop Lavrentije.

Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened

Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened
Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened
Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened
Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar opened

Icons and sacred items of this Treasury show us the way of light, good and cross, which is the perfect expression of love for God and neighbor, Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia pointed out at the opening of the Treasury.

Opening of the Treasury of the Church-school congregation of Zadar is the evidence that mutual work and love for beauty and goodness win in the end. This Treasury existed since 1984 and it was opened until recent tragic war in the 1990s, when due to its protection from  war destructions it had to be closed and removed.

First Confession in Steelton Parish

First Confession in Steelton Parish

During the 2013 season of Great Lent, young students of the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Steelton, PA,  prepared for their First Holy Confession.

A special vesper service was scheduled on the Eve of St. Lazarus and the children listened as our spiritual leader, Very Reverend Stavrofor Father Srboljub Jockovic discussed the importance of repentance through the parables of Zacchaeus the Tax Collector, the Publican & the Pharisee and the Prodigal Son.

Raising of the Dome and Bell on the New Church in Orlando

Saturday, May 11, 2013 was a day to remember for the faithful of the St. Petka Church in Orlando, Florida. Exactly two years after construction on the new church began many Orthodox faithful from Central Florida and other areas gathered to attend the liturgy and the blessing and raising of the main dome and cross for the new church. The Divine Liturgy was served by a number of local Orthodox clergy. Officiating was V. Rev. Stefan Zaremba, the Dean of the St. Petersburg Deanery for the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America.

Bishop Maxim of Western America in Mexico

Bishop Maxim of Western America in Mexico
Bishop Maxim of Western America in Mexico
Bishop Maxim of Western America in Mexico
Bishop Maxim of Western America in Mexico

His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America paid his second canonical visit to the Orthodox faithful in the capital of Mexico from 8-12 May 2013. Protopresbyter Blasko Paraklis accompanied His Grace. During this visit their guide was Avram, who is son of an Orthodox Mexican and graduated student of the Orthodox Academy of Saint Tichon in the United States. According to the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church this state was placed under the jurisdiction of Bishop of Western America.