Serbian Orthodox Church

Order of Saint Sava to Greek Ambassador Elias Eliadis

Order of Saint Sava to Greek Ambassador Elias Eliadis
Order of Saint Sava to Greek Ambassador Elias Eliadis
Order of Saint Sava to Greek Ambassador Elias Eliadis
Order of Saint Sava to Greek Ambassador Elias Eliadis

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, awarded His Excellency Mr. Elias Eliadis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Belgrade, with the Order of Saint Sava.

The ceremony at the Serbian Patriarchate on 1 April 2019 was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa, Jovan of Sumadija and Milutin of Valjevo as well as by His Graces Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Columbus

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Columbus
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Columbus
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Columbus
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Columbus

On the first Sunday of the Great and Holy Lent, when we celebrate the victory of Orthodox faith over heresies, orthodox clergy and faithful in Columbus joined together in celebration of this great feast. The Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Columbus, Ohio. During Divine Liturgy the clergy and children proceeded around the Church in traditional procession with Holy icons. The reading of “The Synodicon of Orthodoxy” was performed in front of the Holy Altar at the conclusion of procession. Following this beautiful celebration of Orthodoxy, everyone was invited to the Cathedral social hall for continual fellowship and agape.

5th Annual Lenten Retreat to New York

5th Annual Lenten Retreat to New York
5th Annual Lenten Retreat to New York
5th Annual Lenten Retreat to New York
5th Annual Lenten Retreat to New York

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, 20 members of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton, Ohio, embarked on their 5th annual Lenten retreat to New York.  The program began began on Friday, March 22nd, when the faithful group gathered at the Cloisters Museum in New York City. This museum is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and houses art and architecture of medieval Europe.  Woven into the fabric of the building are a number of elements from medieval monasteries that, together, house over 2000 works of art.

President of the Parliament of Georgia visits Serbian Patriarch

President of the Parliament of Georgia visits Serbian Patriarch
President of the Parliament of Georgia visits Serbian Patriarch
President of the Parliament of Georgia visits Serbian Patriarch
President of the Parliament of Georgia visits Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 29 March 2019.

The audience was attended by His Excellency Ioseb Nanobashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to Athens and Belgrade, members of the Parliament of Georgia Mr. Goga Gulordava, Zakaria Kurtsnashvili, Mr. Giorgi Totladze, Mr. David Bakradze, Mrs. Tamara Kolbaia, Chief of the Office for international relations; Mrs. Anna Makhashvili, Chief of the Office for Relations with media and information; Mr. Levan Makhashvili, Advisor to the Chairman of the Parliament; and deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic, head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Acron

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Acron
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Acron
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Acron
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Acron

On March 17 th , 2019 the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, responding to the invitation of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander of Dallas and Southern States (OCA) visited the Holy Archangel Michael Church in Akron, Ohio, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and led in the parish Rite of Orthodoxy.

Concelebrating with His Eminence was His Grace Irinej, Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Fr Milan Pajic, parish priest, Hieromonk Maxim (Ilic), Spiritual Father of New Marcha Monastery and Protodeacon Milos Zdralic. A multitude of parishioners and faithful from Akron came to pray at the Divine Service, many of whom, upon the conclusion of the first week of Great Lent, communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries. After the reading of the Holy Gospel, His Grace Bishop Irinej announced the special guest of the Serbian Church – Archbishop Alexander, and asked him to teach all in attendance from the rich font of his garnered wisdom.