Serbian Orthodox Church

Newly-built diocesan court consecrated in Karlovac

Newly-built diocesan court consecrated in Karlovac
Newly-built diocesan court consecrated in Karlovac
Newly-built diocesan court consecrated in Karlovac
Newly-built diocesan court consecrated in Karlovac

The solemn rite of consecration of the newly-built Diocesan court and the hall of the church-school community in the courtyard of the Cathedral church of Saint Nicholas of Myrra in Karlovac gathered many believers from all parts of the Diocese of Gornji Karlovac on 1 September, 2019.

The celebration began with the liturgical gathering which was officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana. He was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja and Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, the host of the gathering with many priests of the dioceses of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Gornji Karlovac.

The final day of the Diocesan Days

The final day of the Diocesan Days
The final day of the Diocesan Days
The final day of the Diocesan Days
The final day of the Diocesan Days

The finalday of the Diocesan Days and the 800th Anniversary of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the final day of the three-day Diocesan Days and celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church was officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese with the concelebration of His Eminence Metropolitan Savas, (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese), Their Graces Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, Bishop Mitrophan of Canada, Bishop Grigorije of Dusseldorf and Germany, Bishop Teodisije of Kosovo and Metohija, Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, Bishop David of Stobi (Archdiocese of Ohrid), Bishop Sergije of Bihac and Petrovac, Bishop Kirilo of Buenos Aires, Bishop Dimitrije of Herzegovina and host hierarch Bishop Maxim of Western America.

Diocesan Days at the St. Sava Church in San Gabriel - Day Two

A Wonderful Assembly of all the Orthodox

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, the second day of the Diocesan Days and celebration of the 800thAnniversary of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, began with a most magnificent pan-Orthodox Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese with the concelebration of Their Eminences Metropolitan Nicolae (Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas), Metropolitan Savas, Metropolitan of Pittsburgh (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese), Archbishop Benjamin (OCA), Archbishop Peter (ROCOR); Their Graces Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, Bishop Mitrophan of Canada, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa (Orthodox Church in America), Bishop Grigorije of Dusseldorf and Germany, Bishop Teodisije of Kosovo and Metohija, Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, Bishop David of Stobi (Archdiocese of Ohrid), Bishop Sergije of Bihac and Petrovac, Bishop Kirilo of Buenos Aires, Bishop Dimitrije of Herzegovina and host hierarch Bishop Maxim of Western America.

Bishop Mitrophan officiated the slava of Windsor's Gracanica

Bishop Mitrophan officiated the slava of Windsor's Gracanica
Bishop Mitrophan officiated the slava of Windsor's Gracanica
Bishop Mitrophan officiated the slava of Windsor's Gracanica
Bishop Mitrophan officiated the slava of Windsor's Gracanica

On the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Canada visited the faithul people of Windsor on the occasion of the church slava of Windsor's Gracanica.

Bishop Mitrophan served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of the local priests.

Magnificent liturgical gathering in Los Angeles

Magnificent liturgical gathering in Los Angeles
Magnificent liturgical gathering in Los Angeles
Magnificent liturgical gathering in Los Angeles
Magnificent liturgical gathering in Los Angeles

Diocesan Days – Day One  at the St. Sava Church in San Gabriel, California

For months the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in San Gabriel, California has been actively beautifying their church, parish hall and grounds in preparation of hosting the annual Diocesan Days celebration on this jubilee year 2019, as we mark the 800th anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church. With the blessings of His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America the annual Diocesan Days celebration came to an official start on Friday, August 30, 2019, as distinguished guests, clergy, monastics and the faithful began to slowly arrive to St. Sava’s Church in San Gabriel. As is the established custom, this annual celebration in the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America, per the blessings of the diocesan bishop, dedicates the first day and first order of business to a clergy seminar. This year’s seminar was led by the Most Venerable Archimandrite Metodije of the Royal Lavra Hilandar Monastery.

Feast day of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God in Vienna

Feast day of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God in Vienna
Feast day of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God in Vienna
Feast day of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God in Vienna
Feast day of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God in Vienna

On the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in Vienna.

The Bishop was concelebrated by presbyters Miljan Antic and Djordje Pantelic, parish priests of the Cathedral church. 

Church slava of Podmaine Monastery

Church slava of Podmaine Monastery
Church slava of Podmaine Monastery
Church slava of Podmaine Monastery
Church slava of Podmaine Monastery

Metropolitan Amfilohije: Future of the whole world is in Orthodox Church 

On the day when the Church celebrates Saint Rafailo of Banat, 29 August 2019, on the occasion of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God - church slava of the Podmaine Monastery and the nameday of the abbot of this holy monastery Rafailo (Boljevic), His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in this holy place near Budva.