Serbian Orthodox Church

Collection begins to build Karelia chapel in honor of children who died in 2016 storm

A nationwide fundraiser for constructing a chapel in the village of Kudama on the shore of Lake Syamozero in Russia’s northwestern Karelia Province in honor of the fourteen children who drowned in the lake last summer was announced on Tuesday, reports TASS.

“The initiative to erect a chapel near the cross that was set up after the tragedy was made by the parents of the children who perished. The proposal was supported by the head of the republic… Today we are announcing a nationwide fundraiser for its construction,” the press release reads.

The highest distinction of the Diocese of Zica for the Serbian Patriarch

The highest distinction of the Diocese of Zica for the Serbian Patriarch
The highest distinction of the Diocese of Zica for the Serbian Patriarch
The highest distinction of the Diocese of Zica for the Serbian Patriarch
The highest distinction of the Diocese of Zica for the Serbian Patriarch

On behalf of the clergy, monastics and the faithful of the Diocese of Zica, His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica handed over to His Holiness Irinej the Order of Venerable Simon the Monk at the Serbian Patriarchate on 19 September 2017.

His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica indicated in his exposition that His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, was honored "for his wise guidance of our Holy Church, for the diligent and persistent testimony of Resurrected Christ" in today's conditions of life that have been burdened with both old and new difficulties and challenges.

Audience with the Iranian delegation

Audience with the Iranian delegation
Audience with the Iranian delegation
Audience with the Iranian delegation
Audience with the Iranian delegation

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received in an audience a delegation from Iran headed by Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan  Mostafavi, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 18 September 2017.

Ayatollah Mostafavi expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed theological, ethical and social topics. The Serbian Patriarch thanked the distinguished guest for the visit, wishing him every God's blessing.

Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas

Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas
Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas
Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas
Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas

“ Let the Little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 19:14

Continuing tradition, on Sunday September 10 for the commencement of the 2017-2018 church school year, the St. Nicholas parish of Philadelphia served the moliban and blessing of the children for the upcoming school year. This year ‘s theme is “ We Worship God In Church” and will focus on our life in the Church, the Divine Liturgy, and the Holy Gospel. The children are divided into five class levels, and new to this year is a first grade class.

Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America

Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America
Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America
Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America
Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America

On Tuesday, September 5th, clergy and faithful from throughout the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Deaneries of the Eastern-American Diocese gathered around His Grace Bishop Irinej at New Marcha Monastery in joyful celebration of their Hierarch’s Names Day. Services began with fourteen clergy greeting His Grace outside of the small monastery church of St. Archangel Gabriel. The clergy entered in solemn procession as faithful sang gloriously in the nave. Blue vestments were worn by all concelebrating clergy in honor and celebration of the Apodosis of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla

Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla
Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla
Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla
Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla

Newly elected Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla was enthroned at the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Bijeljina on 17 September 2017. (phоto gallery).

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia and Bishops: Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Vasilije of Srem, Nikanor of Banat, Irinej of Backa, Dositej of Britain and Scandinavia, Justin of Zica, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Atanasije of Milesheva, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Marko of Bregalnica, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, David of Krusevac, Jovan of Slavonia, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Arsenije of Nis and retired Georgije of Canada.