On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the Pogrom on Kosovo and Metohia

On the 17th of March 2018 it is 14 years since from the Kosovo and Metohija, in destructive attacks by Albanian extremists, 4,012 Serbs were expelled, most of them have not still returned to their homes.

In a wave of violence in Kosovo and Metohija 19 people were then killed, eight of them Serbs, while 11 Albanians were killed in the clash with members of the international security forces. At least 170 Serbs were injured as well as dozens of members of the international forces who clashed with local Albanians while protecting Serbs and their property. About 800 Serbian houses were destroyed and 35 religious shrines were burned, including 18 cultural monuments, among which the Church of Our Lady of the Levish in Prizren.

Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg

Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg
Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg
Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg
Spring Cleaning and Planting in St. Petersburg

On Saturday, March 17th, 2018 as most people in America were celebrating St. Patrick's Day, in various and sundry ways unbefitting this early Christian Saint, the faithful, together with their priest, Fr. Dragan Zaric, of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church busied themselves with cleaning the church yard and planting flowers, plants and shrubs in time for Pascha - Easter! A deed well-pleasing to the Lord, Who looked upon all that He created and declared it to be good!

Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh

Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh
Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh
Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh
Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh

On March 4th, the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Pittsburgh was honored to have the presence of his Grace Bishop Irinej and Deacon Jovan Aničić to celebrate pontifical Divine Liturgy with Prota Rajko Kosić.

The parishioners and all in attendance participated in the Procession of the Icons behind the church school children, in commemoration of the restoration of the use of icons in our churches after a century of persecution, on the first Sunday of Lent in the year 843. Since that time, on this Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, all Orthodox Christians proclaim our faith and belief in the one, holy, apostolic truly Orthodox Church. Bishop Irinej’s inspirational and educational homily enlightened all, as did his endearing dialogue with the children of the parish.

Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa

Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa
Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa
Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa
Delegation from Germany visiting Bishop of Backa

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa received a delegation of the German state Baden-Wurttemberg, headed by Minister of Justice and European Affairs of this federal state government Mr. Guido Wolf on 15 March 2018.

The meeting was attended by Monsignor Robert Zollitsch, retired Archbishop of Freiburg and the former Chairman of the German Catholic Episcopal Conference. In the palace of the Church-school community of Novi Sad, during cordial and friendly conversations on current topics, the interlocutors discussed also problems existing in this European region as well as a Christian engagement towards developing  a more humane society in Europe and in the world.

Gathering of the clergy of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana

Gathering of the clergy of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana
Gathering of the clergy of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana
Gathering of the clergy of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana
Gathering of the clergy of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana

On Wednesday, 14 March 2018, on the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, clergy of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana approached the Holy Sacrament of Confession and Communion in the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb.

With the blessing of  Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, the confessor father was Archimandrite Mihailo (Vukcevic), abbot of the monastery Gomirje. The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts was officiated by Archimandrite Danilo (Ljubotina); protopresbyter-staurophor Tomo Cirkovic, parish priest of Kopar; presbyter Slaven Jovicic, parish priest of Grubisno Polje, and Deacon Zoran Radic.