Serbian Orthodox Church

Open House in Lebanon, PA

Open House in Lebanon, PA
Open House in Lebanon, PA
Open House in Lebanon, PA
Open House in Lebanon, PA

Today, June 2, 2018, after long, hard working winter moths, we celebrated the opening of our newly renovated Church Hall. We would like to thank God for this day and for all the blessings He has poured upon our small Parish of the Holy Resurrection of Christ.

Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja

Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja
Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja
Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja
Proclamation of Archimandrite Heruvim for Bishop of Osek Polje and Baranja

In the Cathedral church in Dalj, Croatia, 9 June 2018, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch performed the solemn rite of proclamation of Bishop Electus of Osek Polje and Baranja, Archimandrite Heruvim, abbot of the monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Daljska Planina.

The First Hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa – Administrator of the Diocese of Osek Polje and Baranja; Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Nikodim of Dalmatia and Archimandrite Heruvim, Bishop Electus of Osek Polje and Baranja. Their Eminences Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and archimandrites, Bishop Electus Dimitrije of Zachum-Herzegovina and Stefan of Remesiana attended prayerfully.

Biography of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja

The new elected Bishop Heruvim was born in Vukovar from father Dusan and mother Milica (born Jovkovic) on 30 July 1987. His baptismal name is Vitomir. After having finished of the primary school in Vukovar, with the blessing of the then Diocesan Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and Baranja, he enrolled the Theological Seminary of the Holy Three Hierarchs in Krka Monastery, as a pupil of the second generation after the civil war of this restored educational institution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia.

In 2006 he matriculated the Faculty of Philology, Serbian Language and Literature Department. During the studies he decided to embrace monastic way of life. The affection towards the Krka Monastery was decisive when choosing it as a place of his monastic tonsure. On the feast-day of Sts. Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian in 2009, Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia tonsured him and gave him monastic name Heruvim, after the name of the first abbot of the Krka monastery. On the feast-day of the monastery patron-saint, Holy Archangel Michael, 21 November 2009, he was ordained hierodeacon, and on the feast-day of Holy Prince Lazar in 2010 he was ordained hieromonk.

Serbian Bishops in America Express Concern Over Attacks on Religious Freedom in Kosovo

The Serbian Orthodox Bishops in America expressed their concern today over serious incidents in Kosovo and Metohija during the past week, including attacks on clergy and innocent children, and threats to church property and cultural heritage, in a letter to  U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback.

Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland

Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland
Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland
Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland
Pentecost Monday and Memorial Day in Cleveland

On Pentecost Monday, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated the Divine Liturgy a the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Broadview Heights, Ohio.

Butte Montana parish celebrates Pentecost

Butte Montana parish celebrates Pentecost
Butte Montana parish celebrates Pentecost
Butte Montana parish celebrates Pentecost
Butte Montana parish celebrates Pentecost

On the Feast of Pentecost, The coming of The Holy Spirit, the people of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Butte Montana celebrated their Patronal Feast Day. Pentecost is the concrete actualization of the manifestation of the Holy Trinity. His Grace Bishop Maxim presided over Saturday evening prayers, followed by a “welcome” meal in Up-Town Butte at the restaurant named “Park 217” which featured much fine food, wine, wild mushrooms, and fellowship. His Grace stayed at the newly renovated “Miner’s Hotel” in Up-Town Butte graciously hosted by owners/ parishioners, Ted & Cheryl Ackerman.

Communique of the Diocese of Raška-prizren Regarding a Series of Incidents in the Recent Days

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raška-Prizren strongly condemns the latest series of incidents which indicate that there is a serious deterioration of the security situation in which Serbs with their Orthodox Church live in Kosovo and Metohija.Three days ago, dozens of Kosovo Albanians attacked a group of Serbian pilgrims while they were visiting the ruins of the Holy Trinity Church in the village of Petrič near Klina and performing the Pentecost procession around the site. In a serious incident, the attackers, despite the massive police presence, attacked the pilgrims with stones and injured three Serbs.

Yesterday, in Staro Gracko village nr. Lipljan a Serbian woman and her 6-month-old baby were injured in an incident provoked by a Kosovo Albanian. Also, a group of local Albanians near Žač, Klina Municipality, intercepted the vehicle of the local Serbian Orthodox priest, Fr. Stevan Marković, who was returning with his family from the service at Peć Patriarchate Monastery. They first blocked the road and then, when a larger group gathered, began hitting the car and broke the windshield. Both 5-year-old twins of the priest and his wife suffered shock from the incident, especially when one of the local attackers threatened to bring weapons.