Serbian Orthodox Church



Patriarch Irinej Departs Belgrade for Canonization of St. Mardarije



His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, departed Belgrade this morning and is enroute to the United States where he will preside over the sacred festivities of the canonization of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville this weekend, the Diocesan Office announced this morning.



Prior to boarding the direct AirSerbia flight to New York, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej said: 

"We joyously anticipate the upcoming celebration of the canonization of St. Mardarije of Libertyville, the first Serbian Orthodox bishop of America and Canada, and sharing in this great spiritual jubilee of our Church and spiritual children in America."

Patriarch Irinej is accompanied by Protodeacon Dr. Damjan Bozic.



Slava of the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Topcider

 The church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Topcider District of Belgrade, the Endowment of Prince Milos Obrenovic, constructed in the first half of the 19th century, celebrated its Patron Saint-day (slava) on 12 July 2017. His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, elected Bishop of Nis, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy.

The Bishop was concelebrated by clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac with the presence of many faithful and representatives of the Bureau for Cooperation with the Churches and Religious Communities, and of the Armed Forces of Serbia.

Hierarchal Liturgy in Bitola

Hierarchal Liturgy in Bitola
Hierarchal Liturgy in Bitola
Hierarchal Liturgy in Bitola
Hierarchal Liturgy in Bitola

His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan celebrated the Holy Liturgy at the Stauropegic monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Bitola on 9 July 2017.

The feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul solemnly celebrated in Bar

The feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul solemnly celebrated in Bar
The feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul solemnly celebrated in Bar
The feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul solemnly celebrated in Bar
The feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul solemnly celebrated in Bar

On the feast day of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was celebrated at the Cathedral church of Saint Jovan Vladimir in Bar. The Liturgy was served by dean of the church protopresbyter Slobodan Zekovic with the concelebration of the local priests.

Fresno Parish Celebrates Slava

Fresno Parish Celebrates Slava
Fresno Parish Celebrates Slava
Fresno Parish Celebrates Slava
Fresno Parish Celebrates Slava

St. Peter the Apostle parish’s 66th annual commemoration of Ss. Peter and Paul (Petrovdan) was held on Sunday, July 9.   This day, at which we gather to honor our patron saint, is always a day of great joy.

On this very warm summer day here in the heart of California’s Central Valley, we gathered as a Eucharistic parish community which has been mystically identified with Ss. Peter & Paul—through Christ—to specifically ask them to intercede in our behalf, and to glorify God  “who is wonderful in His saints.”

Vidovdan Commemorated at New Marcha Monastery

Vidovdan Commemorated at New Marcha Monastery
Vidovdan Commemorated at New Marcha Monastery
Vidovdan Commemorated at New Marcha Monastery
Vidovdan Commemorated at New Marcha Monastery

A number of priests from the Cleveland Deanery gathered at New Marcha Monastery on June 28th, 2017, to serve Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Vidovdan.  Joining monastic Sister Anastasija and the assembled Orthodox faithful were Fr. Dragan Goronjic, Dean of the Cleveland Deanery and parish priest at Holy Trinity in Youngstown, and Fr. Sinisa Hrvacevic, parish priest of St. George in Lorain.