On the Feast of St. Gregory the Theologian, with the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of our Lord, the third annual conference - "Theology in the public sphere" is completed.
Holy Hierarchical Liturgy was served by His Beatitude Jovan the Archbishop of Ochrid and Metropolitan of Skopje with concelebration of Bishop Maxim of Western America, Bishop Grigorije of Herzegovina and the Littoral and retired Bishop Atanasije. Holy Liturgy was attended by a large number of clergy from the Diocese of Herzegovina and the Littoral and the Metropoly of Dabar-Bosnia, as well as many guests from other Dioceses. Bishop Grigorije ordained Deacon Vuk Milisic to the rank of presbyter. After the reading of the Holy Gospel, Bishop Maxim addressed a large number of faithful with a sermon about the Good Shepherd.
Serbian Patriarch Irinej I to visit the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand
With exceeding great joy we herein announce that, at the invitation of His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, His Holiness the Archbishop of Pech, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej will visit the Metropolitanate of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Fifth Continent from 2nd to 13th March 2016.
A collection of photo galleries from St Sava celebrations around the Eastern American Diocese: Akron (OH), Boston (MA), Niagara Falls (OH), North Canton (OH), Parma (OH), Philadelphia (PA).
Photos from the annual blessing of the Monongahela River by Fr Rodney Torbic, which has taken place every January since 1999.
From the 34th Diocesan Assembly of the Canadian Diocese of the
Serbian Orthodox Church held at Holy Transfiguration
Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Milton on February 5-6, 2016.
We, the clergy, monastics and laity - representatives and delegates of all diocesan parishes and church-school congregations, gathered at the Annual Assembly at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Milton, under the omophorion of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administrator of the Diocese of Canada, adopt the following
R E S O L U T I O N S
1. We greet and express our faithfulness, love and respect to the fullness of the Serbian Orthodox Church embodied in the hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the homeland and diaspora and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
2. Once again we express our faithfulness to the fullness and unity of our Mother Church, gathered, through God's providence and guidance of the wise and humble successor of the Archbishops of Pec, Metropolitans of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarchs - His Holiness Irinej.
3. With ever vigilant love and accountability, we address our brotherly and sisterly greetings to all Serbs of the Orthodox faith throughout our God-protected Diocese, who, through their faith, hope and love redeem the time, not on our but God's land. In anticipation of the preparatory Sundays of Great Lent, which prepare us for the unending joy of Pascha, we wish that all of our Orthodox compatriots approach the Church, to experience the Church and to treat the Church as they would the Body of Christ, and not as if an organization created by man. It is true that the Church also has its laws and regulations, necessary for its activity in the world and among men, but the primary law of the Church was always and will always be the law of love. Only in the Church can this love kindle us, the love of Christ which surpassses reason, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God (Eph. 3:19). We pray to the Lord that the words of the Holy Apostle Paul, "all things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful" (1 Cor. 10:23), will give strength to retired Bishop Georgije and all of his followers in achieving peace, love, humility and all the virtues.