Christ's Nativity in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid

Christ's Nativity in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid
Christ's Nativity in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid
Christ's Nativity in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid
Christ's Nativity in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid

On the feast-day of the Nativity of Christ His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan celebrated in the Stauropegial monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Nizepolje, Bitola.

His Grace Bishop of Polog-Kumanovo and Locum Tenens of Debar-Kicevo Joakim celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Kumanovo, while His Grace Bishop of Bregalnica and Locum Tenens of Bitola Marko officiated  in Stip. It was in Skopje that His Grace Bishop of Stobi and Locum Tenens of Strumica David celeb rated the festal Divine Liturgy. Christmas liturgies were performed aso in other churches of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid as well.

Christmas at Milton Monastery

Christmas at Milton Monastery
Christmas at Milton Monastery
Christmas at Milton Monastery
Christmas at Milton Monastery

The feast of the Nativity of the Christ Child was solemnly celebrated at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Milton.

On eve of the feast, Badnje Vece, the church was filled with the faithful people who came from all over south Ontario that in joy they begin the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Christmas in Buenos Aires

Christmas in Buenos Aires
Christmas in Buenos Aires
Christmas in Buenos Aires
Christmas in Buenos Aires

The feast of the Nativity of our Lord God and Savior was festively celebrated in Buenos Aires. Bishop Kirilo of Buenos Aires, Vicar to the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South and Central America, served the Holy Hierchichal Divine Liturgy at the Naitivy of the Most Holy Theotokos Cathedral.

Concelebrating were Fr. Stefan Jovanovic, Hieromonk Serafin Rakanovic and Protodeacon Nikola Radis.

St. Stephen liturgically celebrated in Rijeka, Croatia

St. Stephen liturgically celebrated in Rijeka, Croatia
St. Stephen liturgically celebrated in Rijeka, Croatia
St. Stephen liturgically celebrated in Rijeka, Croatia
St. Stephen liturgically celebrated in Rijeka, Croatia

On the 9th of January 2017, when the Orthodox Church celebrated the memory of  St. Stepen the First-martyr and Archdeacon, the Divine hierarchal Liturgy was officiated in the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker in Rijeka.

The Eucharistic service was presided over by the competent Bishop of Gornji Karlovac, Gerasim; concelebrants were Archpriest-Stavrophor Mico Kostic and Presbyter Jovan Galamic. After the end of the Liturgy, the clergy blessed wheat and bread (cake) of those faithful who celebrate St. Stephen as their family patron saint.

Christmas holidays celebrated in Vraka near Skadar, Albania

Christmas holidays celebrated in Vraka near Skadar, Albania
Christmas holidays celebrated in Vraka near Skadar, Albania
Christmas holidays celebrated in Vraka near Skadar, Albania
Christmas holidays celebrated in Vraka near Skadar, Albania

Protopresbyter-staurophor Radomir Nikcevic, officiated the Holy Liturgy in the church of Holy Trinity in Vraka.

The celebration of Christmas in Vraka near Skadar began with solemn blessing and burning of the Yule logs on 6 January 2016. In front of the church of Holy Trinity in Vraka Yule logs were blessed by the priest of the Albanian Orthodox Church in Skadar Nikola Petani, following the approval of Archbishop Anastasios of Albania and Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral.