Serbian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Irinej visited the Metropolis church in Peć, Metochia

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy in the Pec Patriarchate on the Saturday of 13th of April 2019.

The Right Reverend Teodosije, Bishop of Raska-Prizren, concelebrated as well Archpriest-staurophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Editor of the TV Hram, and clergy of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren, with the participation of the sisterhood of the monastery and a large number of faihful from that region.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej has been paying a four-day archpastoral visitation to Kosovo and Metohija in order to spiritually strengthen his faithful people and deliver them an archpastoral message during these Lenten days as well as to encourage them to stay and survive in those areas.
The Patriarch spent most of this day with the faithful who had come to offer common prayers in the worship in, according to Patriarch’s words, the greatest Serbian sanctuary. He expressed a great joy at seeing many children among the faithful too.

The Serbian Patriarch received in the Pec Patriarchate high school pupils from Gracanica, Priluzje, Laplje Selo and Gušterica with whom he discussed the significance of their education, urging them to be ready to take over the rudder by which to lead one day the Serbian people on Kosovo and Metochija.
The Serbian Patriarch and Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren made a walk along the Pec city streets and on that occasion visited a renovated church – Metropolia that had been destroyed in the March pogrom eight years ago.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej on Kosovo and Metohija

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in the Pec Patriarchate on April 12, 2019.

His Holiness the Patriarch was welcomed by the Right Reverend Teodosije, Bishop of Raska and Prizren, and Monastery abbess Haritina with her sisterhood. The Patriarch will celebrate Liturgies in the Pec Patriarchate as well as in Visoki Decani and visit the renovated church in city of Pec and returnee villages and some Serb enclaves on Kosovo and Metohija.

 

Liturgy of the Annunciation and commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the death of St. Justin Popovich at Ćelije Monastery

Liturgy of the Annunciation and commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the death of St. Justin Popovich at Ćelije Monastery
Liturgy of the Annunciation and commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the death of St. Justin Popovich at Ćelije Monastery
Liturgy of the Annunciation and commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the death of St. Justin Popovich at Ćelije Monastery
Liturgy of the Annunciation and commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the death of St. Justin Popovich at Ćelije Monastery

On the Annunciation, the Serbian Orthodox Church commemorated the 40th anniversary of the death of St. Justin Popovich

The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated on April 7, 2019 at Ćelije Monastery, where St. Justin served for more than three decades, gathered a large number of faithful from different regions. 

Chamber of Deputies establishes St Sava Day as holiday of Serbian minority in Romania

Chamber of Deputies establishes St Sava Day as holiday of Serbian minority in Romania
Chamber of Deputies establishes St Sava Day as holiday of Serbian minority in Romania
Chamber of Deputies establishes St Sava Day as holiday of Serbian minority in Romania
Chamber of Deputies establishes St Sava Day as holiday of Serbian minority in Romania

The Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, adopted the legislative draft for the establishment of Saint Sava Day as a holiday of the Serbian minority in Romania to be celebrated on January 27 every year. All 246 deputies present voted in favour.

Gathering in Monroeville – Lenten Retreat and Regional Meeting of the Diocesan Federation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters

Gathering in Monroeville – Lenten Retreat and Regional Meeting of the Diocesan Federation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters
Gathering in Monroeville – Lenten Retreat and Regional Meeting of the Diocesan Federation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters
Gathering in Monroeville – Lenten Retreat and Regional Meeting of the Diocesan Federation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters
Gathering in Monroeville – Lenten Retreat and Regional Meeting of the Diocesan Federation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters

On the Forefeast of the Annunciation, April 6 th 2019, a Lenten retreat was held and organized by the Diocesan Federation of the Circles of Serbian Sisters, hosted by the St. Nicholas parish.

The Serbian Orthodox Scholarship Fund

The archives of St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVOTS) are filled with Serbian names. Over its eighty-year history, the Seminary has counted numerous Serbian Orthodox among its faculty and student body. That long, distinguished list includes His Grace Bishop Firmilian (Ocokoljich), Dr. Veselin Kesich, His Grace Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic), and St. Nikolaj Velimirović.

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in Parma

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America has deigned to celebrate the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy on the radiant Feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, beginning at 10:00 AM, in the Cathedral Church of Saint Sava Cathedral in Parma, Ohio.

This will be the first time that the members of the Chaplaincy Service of the Army of Serbia and the members of the Ohio National Guard will be present together, with the Orthodox chaplains concelebrating at the Hierarchical Liturgy.