Serbian Orthodox Church
The second annual St. Sebastian and St. Mardarije Ecclesial Orthodox Institute began on Monday, February 22, 2016, the leaving-taking of the Meeting of the Lord.
His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America and St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego, California are host to this year's event held in cooperation with the Clergy Brotherhood of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Sava in Toronto on the feast-day of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, on 15 February 2016.
On the feast-day of Meeting of the Lord, believers of the Saint Sava parish in Toronto had a great blessing and privilege to welcome their Primate, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej. For the first time since 1990 when then Patriarch Pavle served Divine Liturgy in this church, Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of nine priests and protodeacon Damjan Bozic.
On February 14, St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality in Oxford hosted a promotion of a truly splendid production—monograph on The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, Bishop Maxim of Western America and Prof. Olivera Popovic from Oxford University spoke about this volume.
The Board for erection of the Stefan Nemanja Memorial brought a decision to launch a domestic public tender for erection of a monument to Stefan Nemanja, as well as of the Memorial complex “Serbian Middle Ages”.
Belgrade, 11 February 2016. - At the proposal of Prime Minister and President of the Commission Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, the Board expressed its intention to locate the future monument to Stefan Nemanja and the Memorial complex at the corner of Knez Milos and Nemanja streets, the governmental office for cooperation with media announced. The final decision regarding the location will be brought at a future session, in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
With the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, under the auspices of the Diocese of Britain-Scandinavia and the dedication of the competent Bishop His Grace Dositej, the new parish of Saint Basil of Ostrog in East London began to function on 6 February 2016.
With the Holy Liturgy on the feast-day of Venerable Xenia of St. Petersburg the new Orthodox-Christian mission in Great Britain began to work. Besides the current parish and church of Saint Sava, multibillion London and 40.000 Serbians got a new altar of the Orthodox faith, dedicated to the great Saint of the universal Orthodoxy, Saint Basil of Ostrog the Miracle-worker, and another Serbian church-school congregation to the benefit of our compatriots and all the other Orthodox faithful.