Serbian Orthodox Church
On Saturday 16 April, His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College in Toronto and presented a new book published within his diocese entitled "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija: The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People".
By placing a steel structure of the working platform, which consists of three lattice girders, preparatory works towards development of mosaics in Saint Sava Cathedral began on 16 April 2016.
According to the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church launched activities on adjusting the backing surface on which mosaics are going to be placed.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Dr. Mladen Ivanic, member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 16 April 2016.
In a cordial conversation Mr. Ivanic informed His Holiness on the situation in Bosna and Herzegovina, as well as on efforts to improve a quality of life of the people in this region. The Serbian Orthodox Church plays a significant role in the life of its believers around the world, so on this occasion Mr. Ivanic gave an official suggestion to His Holiness to establish a commission of the Serbian Orthodox Church which would closely cooperate with governing structures on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republic of Srpska (photo: archive www.spc.rs).
During the weekend of March 26-27, we enjoyed a wonderful visit from His Grace, Bishop Maxim. Preparations for his visit began very early with making plans for meals and cleaning the church. We also completed some icons that had been waiting for mounting and hanging for quite some time. His Grace's upcoming visit was good incentive!
On April 9th, 2016, St George Serbian Orthodox Church hosted their first annual Lenten workshop sponsored by the Circle of Serbian Sisters. This year’s workshop facilitator was parish priest Fr Aleksa Pavichevich who spoke on the theme “Quiet: Listening to God in a Noisy World.”
On Saturday April 2, 2016 the Wonderworking icon of the Most Holy Mother of God (of the Sign) - Kursk-Root Icon; was at St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus Ohio.