Serbian Orthodox Church

27 years of episcopal ministry of His Grace Pahomije

27 years of episcopal ministry of  His Grace Pahomije
27 years of episcopal ministry of  His Grace Pahomije
27 years of episcopal ministry of  His Grace Pahomije
27 years of episcopal ministry of  His Grace Pahomije

On the feast of Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Laurentius, 23 August 2019, the 27th anniversary of consecration and enthronement of His Grace Bishop Pahomije of Vranje was marked.

Bishop Pahomije of Vranje officiated the Liturgical celebration in the monastery of Venerable Prohor of Picnja with the concelebration of clergy, monks and faithful people of God in the Diocese of Vranje. During the Holy Liturgy, Bishop promoted synchellos Jovan into an  abbot of the monastery of Holy Prophet Elijah near Bosilegrad, while Rev. Aleksandar Krstic was ordained to the rank of presbyter.

Transfiguration in Philadelphia: Our Church and our Children

 Transfiguration in Philadelphia: Our Church and our Children
 Transfiguration in Philadelphia: Our Church and our Children
 Transfiguration in Philadelphia: Our Church and our Children
 Transfiguration in Philadelphia: Our Church and our Children

On Sunday August 18 the children of St. Nicholas Church school in Philadelphia gathered to prepare the church for the feast of Our Lord’s Transfiguration.

They prepared the grapes that would be blessed on the Feast day shaping them beautifully in the shape of our Precious, Lifesaving Cross.

The First Serbian Benevolent Society’s Slava in Colma, CA

The First Serbian Benevolent Society’s Slava in Colma, CA
The First Serbian Benevolent Society’s Slava in Colma, CA
The First Serbian Benevolent Society’s Slava in Colma, CA
The First Serbian Benevolent Society’s Slava in Colma, CA

On Saturday, August 24 Bishop Maxim traveled to the Serbian Cemetery in the City of Colma near San Francisco to celebrate the Slava (the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos) of the First Serbian Benevolent Society (FSBS).

This organization was established in 1880 in San Francisco, California. The church dedicated to the Mother of God was built in 1929.  The first St. Sava celebration in the U.S. was in 1881. His Grace Russian Bishop Nestor sent an archimandrite, a priest, and two singers to represent him and the consistory at this first Serbian social event in America. The majority of well-known representatives of the Slavic community also attended. In 1901, Russian Bishop Tihon and Serbian priest Sebastian Dabovich consecrated the new Serbian cemetery.

Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord in New York City

Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord in New York City
Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord in New York City
Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord in New York City
Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord in New York City

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America presided over the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of Transfiguration with the Serbian Community at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Eleftherios.

Concelebrating with him was the Very Rev. Stavrophor Zivojin Jakovljevic, St. Sava Cathedral Parish Priest, and assisted by Protodeacons Milos Zdralic, Diocesan Financial Secretary, and Jovan Anicic, Diocesan Education Director, together with newly-ordained Deacon Djordje Tomic. The responses were rendered by Reader Milovan Jovanovic, Diocesan Episcopal Secretary, together with Miroslav Miljevic, graduate student of Theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Yonkers, and members of the Saint Sava Choir.

Patron Saint-day of the church of Transfiguration of the Lord at Pashino Brdo

Patron Saint-day of the church of Transfiguration of the Lord at Pashino Brdo
Patron Saint-day of the church of Transfiguration of the Lord at Pashino Brdo
Patron Saint-day of the church of Transfiguration of the Lord at Pashino Brdo
Patron Saint-day of the church of Transfiguration of the Lord at Pashino Brdo

On the feast day of the Transfiguration of the Lord, 19 August 2019, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Liturgy in the church dedicated to this great Lord’s feast day at Pashino Brdo, district of Belgrade.

During the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness Irinej ordained Dr. Zoran Rankovic, professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade to the rank of deacon.

 

Feast Day celebrated in Saint John Chrysostom Monastery in Bitola

Feast Day celebrated in Saint John Chrysostom Monastery in Bitola
Feast Day celebrated in Saint John Chrysostom Monastery in Bitola
Feast Day celebrated in Saint John Chrysostom Monastery in Bitola
Feast Day celebrated in Saint John Chrysostom Monastery in Bitola

On the feast day of the Transfiguration of the Lord,His Beatutude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in stauropegic monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Bitola.