Serbian Orthodox Church
The Eucharistic gathering was presided over by His Grace Irinej, Bishop of Novi Sad and Bachka, with the concelebration of Bishop Jovan (Puric) and brotherhood of the Cathedral church.
In his sermon Bishop Irinej pointed out that St. Sava preferred love to Christ to anything else, and multiplied the gifts of the Holy Spirit he was entrusted with while serving to the Lord Jesus Christ. We celebrate him as a saint of the Church of Christ, as a sincere servant of God, being permanently a man of prayer and endeavor, respected as a saint even during his life-time. St. Apostle Paul testified to the true High Priest, and every Bishop should be such – a servant of Christ’s Church, being ready to lay even his life for his spiritual flock. Such a High Priest is St. Sava, said Bishop Dr. Irinej (Bulovic).
His Eminence Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana Porfirius presided over the Hierarchal Liturgy in the chapel of the Serbian Orthodox General High School (Gymnaisum).
Concelebrants to the Metropolutan were archpriest-stavrophor Marko Nogi,. prоtоsyncell Veniamin, hieromonk Dionysius from the Kovilj Monastery and deacon Branimir Jokic. The Liturgy was attended by the Zagreb faithful, pupils and teachers of this High School “Katarina Brankovic – Kantakuzina”. The Hierarch blessed the St. Patron’s cake and wheat.
On Thursday, January 17th, 2017 His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America hosted a gathering in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth, who was visiting from Belgrade, together with the Executive Officer of the Princess’ Serbian Foundation, Mr Dragan Babic. Joining them were her nephew, His Royal Highness Prince Dimitri, and Princess Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Ms. India Lily Balfour, as well as Mr. Adam Tatalovich, Pro Personnel Scout under famed NBA Star Vlade Divac for the Sacramento Kings.
The Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission Annual River Blessing of the Monongahela River at the time of Theophany was held in Fairmont, West Virginia on Saturday, January 21, 2017 following the Divine Liturgy. At the conclusion of the service at the riverside, a cross crafted by Sonia Janson was placed in the river.
Meeting of the clergy of the Chicago Deanery of the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwest America held at St. George Serbian Church in Schererville, IN January 17, 2017
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwest America a meeting of the clergy of the Chicago Deanery on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Fifteen clergy took part in the meeting led by Bishop Longin. Those present were: V. Rev. Stavrophor Nedeljko Lunich, Dean of the Chicago Deanery,V. Rev. Stavrophor Bogdan Zjalic, retired priest from Chisholm,V. Rev. Stavrophor Dennis Pavicevich, from St. Nicholas Church in Brookfield, V. Rev. Stavrophor Savo Bosanac, from St. John the Baptist in Bellwood,V. Rev. Stavrophor Milos Vesin, from St. Archangel Michael in South Chicago-Lansing,V. Rev. Stavrophor Luka Lukic, from St. Simeon the Myrrhflowing in South Chicago,V. Rev. Stavrophor Ilija Balach, spiritual father at Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Monasteyr in New Carlisle,V. Rev. Stavrophor Marko Matic, from St. Sava in Merrillville,V. Rev. Stavrophor Savo Cakardic, from St. Sava Church in Joliet,V. Rev. Dobrivoje Milunovic, the host priest from St. George in Schererville, V. Rev. Darko Spasojevic, dean of the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, V. Rev. Aleksandar Novakovic, from St. Elijah Cathedral in Merrillville, Protonamesnik Aleksandar Savic, from St. George in Indiana Harbor, Fr. Nikolaj Kostur, from St. George in Joliet. Absent were V. Rev. Dragan Petrovic, from St. Nicholas in Indianapolis, Protonamesnik Radovan Jakovljevic, from Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, Fr. Vasilije Vranic, from Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, Fr. Vladimir Lange, from Sts. Petera and Paul in South Bend, Deacon Nenad Jakovljevic, from St. George in Joliet and visiting clergy Fr. Petar Isailovic from the Milwaukee Deanery.