Serbian Orthodox Church

Diocesan Day 2018

Diocesan Day 2018
Diocesan Day 2018
Diocesan Day 2018
Diocesan Day 2018

Again, this year the Diocesan Day was traditionally celebrated at the Holy Mother of God Monastery at Shadeland.  The Divine Liturgy was served on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Monastery Church.

His Grace Irinej, the Bishop of Eastern America, led the clergy and the faithful in the Eucharistic gathering. There were twenty priests and hieromonks, two deacons, two subdeacons and many children in attendance. On this special occasion, The Holy Trinity Cathedral Choir from Pittsburgh sung the responses, joined by campers and their parents, relatives, counselors, and volunteers.

Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru

Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru
Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru
Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru
Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru

Постојање православне заједнице у Ајакучоу велики благослов

Његово Високопреосвештенство Архиепископ цетињски и Митрополит црногорско-приморски г. Амфилохије служио је на празник Светог апостола Матије и Светог мученика Антонија свету архијерејску Литургију у манастиру Пресвете Богородице Утешитељке у граду Ајакучо у Перуу. Саслуживали су архимандрит Рафаило (Чепрњић), протојереј-ставрофор Драган Митровић и протођакон Владимир Јарамаз.

Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb

Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb
Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb
Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb
Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb

In Zagreb the patron’s feat-day of the Cathedral church was solemnly celebrated on the feast day of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, 19 August 2018.

The festivity began with a festal vigil service and was finished with the Holy Liturgy on the feast-day of the Transfiguration of the Lord. His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana officiated the Divine Liturgy. His Eminence was concelebrated by protopresbyter Spiridon Tsimuris from the Greek Orthodox Church, protopriest Nikola Pocuca from the Diocese of Budim and priests and deacons of the Cathedral church of Zagreb. The Liturgy was also attended by H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Croatia Mrs. Mira Nikolic.

Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Mateja Matejic (1924-2018)

Priest, writer and university professor: Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Mateja Matejic (1924-2018)  

We are all obliged in the Church to always remember in our prayers our teachers, co-workers, neighbors and predecessors. The Apostle Paul, addressing the Hebrews, writes: “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith,” (13:7). Therefor, this brief biography I write out of my gratitude to Fr. Mateja Matejic: a priest, writer, anthologist, professor, father and friend. 

Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad

Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad
Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad
Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad
Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Saint Sava in Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia, on 2 August 2018. For the glory of the Lord, the founder Mr. Mladen Milanovic presented the beautiful church to His Church and the Serbian people.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops Jefrem of Banjaluka, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac and Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, as well by  abbot of the monastery of Chilandar Archimandrite Metodije as well as Archimandrites Vasilije (Kostic) from Greece and Stefan from the Velika Remeta monastery, hieromonk Metodije Kragulj, protopresbyter-stavrophor Vojo Balaban, archpriest Dragan Maksimovic, protodeacon Radojica Zagran and deacon Zoran Djuric. President of Republic of Srpska MIlorad Dodik and Prime Minister of the Government of Republic of Srpska were present at the Liturgy.

  

Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC

Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC
Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC
Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC
Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC

On Wednesday July 25th, 2018, the first day of the celebration commemorating the 100th Anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation for a national day of prayer for the Serbian people, and the flying of the Serbian flag at many buildings in the Capitol, and at the invitation of the Diocesan Director of the Department of Christian Education, Protodeacon Dr. Jovan Anicic, the children of St. Nicholas Serbian  Orthodox Church-School of Philadelphia, their families, and representatives of the Kolo Sestara and Executive Board, participated in the activities of the day. The fun began with everyone meeting at historic Union Station and taking the scenic walk through Senate Park to the Capitol. 

Third week of camp in Shadeland

Third week of camp in Shadeland
Third week of camp in Shadeland
Third week of camp in Shadeland
Third week of camp in Shadeland

As we crossed the halfway point of the camp season, the staff and counselors at Shadeland geared up for another fun and eventful week. Sunday afternoon marked the arrival of yet another outstanding group of campers and parents, and the campers reunited and got to know each other better at the opening night bonfire.