Slava Celebration at St. George Parish in San Diego, California

Slava Celebration at St. George Parish in San Diego, California
Slava Celebration at St. George Parish in San Diego, California
Slava Celebration at St. George Parish in San Diego, California
Slava Celebration at St. George Parish in San Diego, California

With Paschal joy and Slava elation, the clergy and parishioners of St. George parish with their friends and guests, gathered for the central service of the Holy Orthodox Church - the Divine Liturgy, on Sunday, May 7th.

It was truly a day of sanctification, that is, participation in the holiness of God. It must be said here that holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. His Grace, Bishop Maxim, entered the church with the singing of ‘The Angel Cried’. The Matins and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy were served with responses sung by St. George parish choir. Divine Liturgy began with the triumphant singing of “Christ is risen”, the joyful proclamation of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Slava Celebration in North Canton

 Slava Celebration in North Canton
 Slava Celebration in North Canton
 Slava Celebration in North Canton
 Slava Celebration in North Canton

On Sunday, April 30th, His Grace Bishop Irinej made his first Archpastoral visit to his flock in North Canton, Ohio.

The community gathered well in advance of the Divine Liturgy, prepared to welcome their hierarch as he entered the church. His Grace was first greeted by children from the parish who presented him with flowers, after which a procession of altar servers led him into the nave as the choir magnificently sang “The Angel Cried”.

Holy Fire in Columbus

Holy Fire in Columbus
Holy Fire in Columbus
Holy Fire in Columbus
Holy Fire in Columbus

On Friday April 28, 2017 Holy Fire from Jerusalem arrived at St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus Ohio. This was truly a great blessing and joy for all the faithful of our community. This coming Sunday, following Divine Liturgy, Holy Fire will be distributed to all parishioners of St. Stevan of Dechani.  Christ is Risen! Христос Васкрсе!

Holy Resurrection Parish Feast Day Celebrated in Lebanon

Holy Resurrection Parish Feast Day Celebrated in Lebanon
Holy Resurrection Parish Feast Day Celebrated in Lebanon
Holy Resurrection Parish Feast Day Celebrated in Lebanon
Holy Resurrection Parish Feast Day Celebrated in Lebanon

We are grateful to God for this blessed day, when we celebrated once again our 101st Annual Church Patronal Feast Day Celebration (Slava).

It was a special event not just for our Parishioners, who worked very hard to make this day a success, but for all our guests who came to join us and participated in our Parish celebration. Most of all we are grateful to God and His Grace, our Bishop Irinej who came and served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by the Festal Procession around the temple and Cutting of the Festal Bread (Slavski Kolach).

Thomas Sunday in Cana of Galilee

Thomas Sunday in Cana of Galilee
Thomas Sunday in Cana of Galilee
Thomas Sunday in Cana of Galilee
Thomas Sunday in Cana of Galilee

On Sunday, 10th/23rd April 2017, Thomas Sunday, the event of the touching of the Lord by the Apostle Thomas was celebrated by the Patriarchate in Cana of Galilee.