Serbian Orthodox Church
On Sunday, August 8th, in Shadeland PA, on the property of Saint Sava children's camp, a new church was consecrated. Upon invitation on Bishop Mitrofan of the Eastern American Diocese of the SOC, Bishop Longin of the New Gracanica - Midwestern American Diocese participated in the consecration along with a few of the clerics of our diocese.
After the participation in a celebration of the Patron's feast day of the monastery of Saint Archdeacon Stephen in Banjska, Minister of Internal Affairs and Vice President of the Government of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic visited the Gracanica Monastery where he was cordially welcomed by His Grace Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan.
Our Holy Church yesterday celebrated one of the most wonderful and most loved God's pleaser, Saint Great Martyr Pantaleon. Lots of Belgraders gathered in this beautiful church under construction in New Mirijevo dedicated to this great Saint. On behalf of His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch the Divine Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Atanasije with the concelebration of 4 priests and 3 deacons.
His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch served today the memorial service to the suffered 15 years ago in the Croatian operation Storm. The memorial service was attended by President of Serbia Mr. Boris Tadic, representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, members of the family of the killed as well as more than hundred exiled and fled from their centuries-old homes.
His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch on the feast day of Saint Despot Stephen Lazarevic and his mother Saint Eugenia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Marco in Belgrade with the concelebration of priests and deacons of this holy temple.
The church of St. Elijah the Prophet in Mirijevo was built in 1834 with the material taken from ruins of the Slanci monastery and belongs to the oldest churches of Belgrade. It celebrated for the 176th time its Patron Saint's Day. On this occasion in the full church and its courtyard, on behalf of His Holiness, IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch with the concelebration of priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.