St. Vitus Day – Serbian Vidovdan in Stuttgart, Germany

St. Vitus Day – Serbian Vidovdan in Stuttgart, Germany
St. Vitus Day – Serbian Vidovdan in Stuttgart, Germany
St. Vitus Day – Serbian Vidovdan in Stuttgart, Germany
St. Vitus Day – Serbian Vidovdan in Stuttgart, Germany

His Grace Bishop of Backa Irinej presided over the Eucharistic gathering in the church of the Synaxis of the Serbian Saints, on the feast-day of Holy Great Martyr Prince Lazarus, on June 28, 2017.

On the eve of the feast, the evening service was held, led by His Eminence Bishop of Frankfurt and all Germany Sergije, after which a concert of the First Belgrade Choral Assemble from Belgrade was held. The bishop Irinej was concelebrated by the host Bishop Sergije; Archpriest-Stavrophor Petar Lukic, principal of the Belgrade Cathedral and President of the First Belgrade  Choral Assemble; and Archpriest  Borisav Simic, principal of the Stuttgart church; Protopresbyter Danilo Radmilovic from Düsseldorf, Presbyter Milenko Bakmaz from Stuttgart, protodeacon Goran Botoski and deacon Aleksandar Bilic from Novi Sad.

Eastern American Diocese: Invitation to Diocesan Day

Beloved Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Eastern American Diocese, 

It is with exceedingly great joy and anticipation that we write to invite all faithful and friends of our God-protected Diocese to our annual Diocesan Day Celebration and Patronal Celebration of the Venerable Mother Angelina at Shadeland, 25072 State Highway #18, Springboro, PA 16435, on Saturday, August 5th, 2017.

Serian Patriarchj Irinej congratulated President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic

On the occasion of his inauguration as President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej attended a formal reception at the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade on June 23rd, 2017.

A high Church delegation was composed of the following hierarchs: His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and Their Graces Bishops:  Irinej of Backa, Fotije of Dalmatia (elected Bishop of Zvornik-Tuzla), Milutin of  Valjevo, Theodosije of Raska-Prizren and Vicar Bishop  Arsenije (elected Bishop of Nis).


Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands

Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands
Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands
Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands
Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited the monastery dedicated to the Icon of the Mother of God in the hamlet Drobnjaci underneath the Avala mountain, on June 25, 2017.

The Patriarch greeted many faithful and abbess Zlata with her sisterhood and inquired about the construction works which have been underway.

Washington Deanery Christian Education Meeting

On Thursday June 15th the new director of Christian Education for the Eastern Diocese, Dean Dr. Jovan Antic, met with the clergy and church school coordinators of the Washington Deanery at St.John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church in Paterson NJ.. Meeting with Deacon Jovan were V.Rev. Fr. Alexander Vlajkovich (Dean of the Washington Deanery), V.Rev. Fr. Djokan Majstorovic (host priest), V. Rev. Fr. Ivan Marjanovic (Portland ME.), V. Rev. Fr. Vladislav Radujkovic (New York City), V. Rev. Fr. Zoran Radovic (Elizabeth, NJ.), Rev. Fr. Sasa Nedic (Elizabeth, NJ.), Rev. Fr. Borjan Vitanov (Lebanon, PA.), Rev. Fr. Christopher Rockage (Steelton, PA.), V. Rev. Fr. Milorad Orlic and Protinica Milena Orlic (Philadelphia, PA.).