Serbian Orthodox Church

Lenten Vespers on the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Merryllville

Lenten Vespers on the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Merryllville
Lenten Vespers on the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Merryllville
Lenten Vespers on the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Merryllville
Lenten Vespers on the Sunday of the Holy Cross in Merryllville

"Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master,
and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify."

The spiritual echo of these beautiful words resounded in the souls of the faithful people of God who gathered with their priests at the St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, around their Bishop to celebrate the third Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross. This beautiful prayerful celebration was, with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Longin, led by V. Rev. Stavrophor Nedeljko Lunich. Afterward the bishop, clergy and faithful people, making prostrations, venerated the Holy Cross.

Clergy Confession and Seminar

Clergy Confession and Seminar
Clergy Confession and Seminar
Clergy Confession and Seminar
Clergy Confession and Seminar

The annual Clergy Confession and Seminar for the clergy of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America was held with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Maxim on March 13-14 at the cathedral in Alhambra.

The Military Academy Day celebration

The Military Academy Day celebration
The Military Academy Day celebration
The Military Academy Day celebration
The Military Academy Day celebration

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch was an official guest at the celebration organized on the occasion of the Military Academy Day - March 18th. 

OSCE Representative visits Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch receieved on March 20, 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Knut Wollebeck, Ambassador for Human and Minority Rights at the OSCE mission in Belgrade.

The reception was attended by Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Atanasije of Hvosno. 

Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Dubrovnik

Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Dubrovnik
Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Dubrovnik
Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Dubrovnik
Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Dubrovnik

On Sunday of the Life-giving Cross, in the church of Holy Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos in Dubrovnik, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Goran Spaic, the parish priest of Dubrovnik, protopresbyter-staurophor Radivoj Krulj, parish priest of Mostar and deacon Vladimir Vukanovic. 

News from Banja Luka

News from Banja Luka
News from Banja Luka
News from Banja Luka
News from Banja Luka

On the third Sunday of the Venerable Cross which is called the Sunday of the Life-giving Cross, because the Cross is brought on the Sunday matin service. On March 18, 2011 on Sunday of the Venerable Crossm the Divine Liturgy was served  in the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour with the presence of many believers.

Sunday of Life-Giving Cross in Alhambra

Sunday of Life-Giving Cross in Alhambra
Sunday of Life-Giving Cross in Alhambra
Sunday of Life-Giving Cross in Alhambra
Sunday of Life-Giving Cross in Alhambra

On the March 18th, 2012, the Third Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, His Grace Bishop Maxim, V. Rev. Nicholas Ceko, V. Rev. Lazar Vasiljevic, V. Rev. Ilija Dajkovic, Rev. Heiromonk Jovan  Babic, Rev. Norman Kosanovich, and the parishioners of the Saint Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra, California commemorated the Precious and Life-Gving Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   At this point on our lenten journey, "the Life-Giving Cross is presented to us for refreshment and assurance, for remembrance of our Lord's Passion, and for comfort...." and prepares us for the commemoration of the Crucifixion during Holy Week. 

Source: Western American Diocese