Serbian Orthodox Church

2012 Diocesan Days held in Alhambra, California

2012 Diocesan Days held in Alhambra, California
2012 Diocesan Days held in Alhambra, California
2012 Diocesan Days held in Alhambra, California
2012 Diocesan Days held in Alhambra, California

The 2012 Diocesan Days of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church were held  from Friday 31, August 2012 until Sunday, September 2, 2012 at St. Steven Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California. Besides the host Bishop Maxim, his guests Bishop Ignjatije of Branicevo, Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America served and  participated at seminars as guest speakers.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic visits Kursumlija

In an ancient Nemanjic's endowment the church of Saint Nikolas in Kursumlija, Bishop Jovan of Nis welcomed on September 15, 2012 the president of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic. The Bishop greeted the president and wished a warm welcome to the Diocese of Nis and under the domes of the Saint Symeon's church, at the place where the statehood of Great Zupan and the ruler of Serbia Stephen Nemanja began, who is also known as Saint Symeon, the pious monk.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with Foreigh Affairs Minister Ivan Mrkic

His Holiness Irinej received on last Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Ivan Mrkic, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej serves in Ascension church

Serbian Patriarch Irinej serves in Ascension church
Serbian Patriarch Irinej serves in Ascension church
Serbian Patriarch Irinej serves in Ascension church
Serbian Patriarch Irinej serves in Ascension church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday on September 16, 2012 the Divine Liturgy at the Ascension church in Belgrade.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrates Episcopal Palace in Kragujevac

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops and many bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church consecrated a newly raised  Episcopal palace in Kragujevac. The solemn event was attended by Mr. Mileta Radivojevic, director of the Office for cooperation with Churches and religious communities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The benefactors who had helped the construction of the spiritual centre of the Diocese of Sumadija were awarded with highest distinctions and letters of gratitude. 

After the regular session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church held in the morning at the new Episcopal palace in Kragujevac, and which was attended by all the members of the Holy Synod (chairman Serbian Patriarch Irinej and members Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Bishop Irinej of Backa, Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic) the rite of consecration of the newly built Episcopal palace began. The Patriarch and the members of Synod were joined by Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Bishop Pahomije of Vranje, Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Mr. Milera Radojevic, director of the Office for cooperation with Churches and religious communities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, representatives of the public, economy and political life of Kragujevac and Sumadija, benefactors of the construction of the Episcopal palace, faithful people, priesthood and monks. 

Crosses raised for new church in Obrenovac

His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo served on the occasion of the church slava, the Synaxis of All Serbian Saints, on September 9, 2012 the Divine Liturgy in Obrenovac. In the beautiful church, which is under construction, the Bishop was concelebrated by priests and monks of the Diocese of Valjevo.