Lenten Vesper Service and Lecture by Fr. Isak Kisin

On Sunday, March 19, Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church in Cincinnati, Ohio hosted a Lenten vesper service and dinner. The vesper service began at 6PM, and was attended by many faithful members of the church, in addition to local clergy from Orthodox churches in Cincinnati and Fr. Isak Kisin, parish priest at Saint Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus.

Metropolitan Amfilohije officiated at Golubovci

Metropolitan Amfilohije officiated at Golubovci
Metropolitan Amfilohije officiated at Golubovci
Metropolitan Amfilohije officiated at Golubovci
Metropolitan Amfilohije officiated at Golubovci

Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Parasceve at Golubovci on March 19, 2017.

In his liturgical sermon after the Gospel reading, the Metropolitan pointed out that Christ’s Cross is the power the Lord revealed and granted us by His own Death and Crucifixion. It was Him Who first denied Himself, Who sacrificed Himself to the very end, Who was crucified for us and for our illumination and salvation sake. He was crucified and died in order to grant us eternal and never-ceasing life. Great Lent is just in that sign, in the sign of our purification, spiritual transformation… During the Liturgy he ordained into the priesthood deacon Blazo Petrovic, who is going to be pa parish priest in Zeta.

A Grand Celebration of the Church Slava in Miami

A Grand Celebration of the Church Slava in Miami
A Grand Celebration of the Church Slava in Miami
A Grand Celebration of the Church Slava in Miami
A Grand Celebration of the Church Slava in Miami

Winter is the most wonderful time of year in Miami. It's not too hot out, rather the perfect temperature to be able to bask in the beauties of Florida. During that time, Miami is filled with tourists, streets swarming with cars, and everyone just trying to take advantage of the weather and make the most of their annual vacations. 

Our community in Miami, at the Church of St. Simon Myrrhflowing, has more than one reason to celebrate and rejoice. The church celebrates its patron saint day, St. Simon, every year on February 26th.  This year was special for our parish. Our newly appointed Bishop, His Grace Irinej, accepted our invitation and paid his first visit to our parish.

Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac marked his name-day

Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac marked his name-day
Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac marked his name-day
Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac marked his name-day
Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac marked his name-day

On Friday, March 17, 2017, on the Feast of Venerable Gerasim of  Jordan, which is also the name day of His Grace Gerasim, Bishop of Gornji (Upper) Karlovac, Croatia,  he was  visited by His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and His Grace Fotije, Bishop of Dalmatia.

The Hierarchs were warmly welcomed by the host Bishop Gerasim in Karlovac. In a conversation that took place in Bishop's residence the life and work of the clergy, the state of Orthodox monasteries and churches as well as the life of Orthodox faithful in Croatia were discussed.