Serbian Orthodox Church

Аssistance for Кosovo and Мetohiја

The ultimate goal of this combined program of International Orthodox Christian Charities-IOCC and with the blessings of His Grace Bishop Irinej, the Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand, is to contribute to the process of reconciliation and stabilization in Kosovo and Metohija, and to foster an environment that creates sustainable opportunities for improved livelihoods and economic development of the targeted areas. To achieve the program's ultimate goal, IOCC, Inc. will provide support and assistance to the Visoki Dečani and Patriarchate of Peć monasteries in Kosovo and Metohija.

Bishop Irinej: Nativity Encyclical 2009



Our dear spiritual children:


Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among persons
who are according to his will! (Lk 2:14)

Bishop Longin served a hierarchal Liturgy in the New Gracanica Monastery

On the day of Saint Nicholas, Bishop Longin served a hierarchal Liturgy in the New Gracanica Monastery along with a number of Serbian and Russian clergy. On that day, the Bishop ordained Nikolaj Kostur into the rank of a deacon. Nikolaj is a graduate of the Holy Trinity Seminary and of Saint Vladimir's Seminary.

The Royal Family Karadjordjevic celebrates its Patron Saint's Day - Saint Andrew the First-called

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown Princess Katherine, Prince Philip, Prince Vladimir, Princess Brigitta, Prince Dimitri, Princess Lavinia and husband, Mr. Austin Pritchard, sons Luca and Andrej, and Sir Desmond De Silva, celebrated today the Royal Family's Patron Saint's Day - Saint Andrew the First-called at the Royal Palace in Belgrade.

The Consecreatoin of the St. Herman Monastery Catholicon

The Consecration of the St. Herman Monastery Catholicon On November 21/December 4, 2009, the Feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, the catholicon of the St. Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Platina, California, was consecrated by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church and His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese.

Slava of Chapel in Charlotte

The faithful people of  the Orthodox parish, St. Simeon the Myrrh-flowing, in Charlotte, NC, celebrated their chapel Slava on St. Arsenije Sremac's day.  The Divine Liturgy was officiated by His Grace Dr. Mitrophan with the help of our priest Father Dragan Lj. Zaric. At the Holy Liturgy we also remembered our recently deceased Patriarch and Father Pavle