Serbian Orthodox Church

Hierarchal Liturgy and an ordination in Sibenik

Hierarchal Liturgy and an ordination in Sibenik
Hierarchal Liturgy and an ordination in Sibenik
Hierarchal Liturgy and an ordination in Sibenik
Hierarchal Liturgy and an ordination in Sibenik

His Grace Bishop Nikodim of Dalmatia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Sibenik's church of the Holy Saviour on 8 September 2019.

The gathering of the faithful people was enhanced with ordination of deacon Dalibor Cvijanovic who when receives the rank of priest, he will become a parish priest of Imotski. 

Archbishops Jovan and David consecrated a church in Bosnjan

Archbishops Jovan and David consecrated a church in Bosnjan
Archbishops Jovan and David consecrated a church in Bosnjan
Archbishops Jovan and David consecrated a church in Bosnjan
Archbishops Jovan and David consecrated a church in Bosnjan

Their Graces Bishops David of Krusevac and Jovan of Sumadija served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and consecrated a new church of Saint Luke in the Bosnjan Monastery on 7 September 2019. 

They were concelebrated by abbot of the monastery of Saint Luke Archimandrite Aleksej (Bogicevic), secretary of the Diocese of Krusevac protopresbyter-staurophor Dragi Veskovac, diocesan dean of Temnica protopresbyter-staurophor Djordje Marjanovic, clergy of the dioceses of Krusevac, Sumadija, Branicevo and Zica. 

Bishop Milutin consecrated a monastic residence in Celije monastery

Bishop Milutin consecrated a monastic residence in Celije monastery
Bishop Milutin consecrated a monastic residence in Celije monastery
Bishop Milutin consecrated a monastic residence in Celije monastery
Bishop Milutin consecrated a monastic residence in Celije monastery

The consecration of a new monastic residence

His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo consecrated a newly-built monastic residence in the Celije monastery belonging to a new church dedicated to Saint Sava, Saint Justin The Martyr and Saint Mary the Egyptian with the concelebration of the diocesan clergy and monks, as well as with prayerful presence of abbess of Celije Mother Glikerija and her sisterhood on 6 September 2019.

BIshop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated his name day

BIshop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated his name day
BIshop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated his name day
BIshop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated his name day
BIshop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated his name day

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated on 5 September 2019, on the feast day of Holy Martyr Irenaeus of Lyon, the name day in the church of Saint Elephterios in New York City. 

His Grace Bishop Irinej officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the clergy of the Diocese of Eastern America. 

Beginning of the school year in the Seminary of Prizren

On Sunday, 1 September 2019, a new school year in the renovated Seminary of Sts. Kyrill and Methodius in Prizren(est. 1871) solemnly began.

Gathered with the blessing of the Holy Spirit, professors and students, with guests and citizens of Prizren, headed by Archimandrite Mihailo (Tosic), abbot of the monastery of Holy Archangels, attended the Divine Liturgy in the church of Holy Great Martyr George in Prizren.

In the glory of the victims of Ustasha crimes at Stari Brod at the Drina

Stari Brod at the Drina river is  the place of a historical crime of genocide which was performed by Croatian-moslem Ustashas over the Serbian people in 1942.

Namely, realizing that the Serbian uprising of freedom and resistance to the Ustasha regime was expanding and that it couldnot be stopped by repressive measures, the Government of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH), under the leadership of the war criminal Ante Pavelic, decided to ethnically cleanse all Eastern Bosnia, modeled after Austro-Hungary’s cleansing of 1915,  especially the areas along the Drina river (Podrinje). It was decided that Ustasha colonel Jure Francetic, with the aid of the Muslim militia should cleanse Eastern Bosnia from the Serbs. Francetic designed the operation in January-February 1942 and launched it in early March 1942 with the aim that the remaining Serbs from Sarajevo and Sarajevo Polje, from the municipalities of Pale, Sokolac, Olovo, Han Pijesak, Vlasenica, Rogatica, Trnovo and the entire Central Podrinje be exterminated or expelled.

His Holiness the Patriarch released from hospital treatment

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej was released from hospital treatment at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade in the morning of August 6, 2019.