Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade

Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade

The feast day of the Transfer of the Relics of Saint Alexander Nevsky was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to this great Russian saint in Belgrade.

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch and head of the Representation of the Serbian Church in Moscow, celebrated the Holy Liturgy. The Bishop was concelebrated by the clergy of Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.

Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac enthroned

Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac enthroned
Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac enthroned
Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac enthroned
Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac enthroned

On the feast-day of the Synaxis of All Serbian Saints Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac was enthroned in the Cathedral church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul  (photo gallery).

His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana officiated the solemn Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops: Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Fotije of Dalmatia and elected of Zvornik and Tuzla; Atanasije of Milesheva, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Marko of Bregalnica, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Ilarion of Timok, retired Bishops Konstantin of Middle Europe and Georgije of Canada. The solemn rite of the enthronement was attended by Their Graces Bishops: Jefrem of Banja Luka, Vasilije of Srem, Mitrophan of Canada, retired Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla and Archimandrite Nikodim, elected Bishop of Dalmatia.

Biography of elected Bishop Sergije (Karanovic) of Bihac-Petrovac

The solemn rite of the enthronement into the throne of bishops of Bihac-Petrovac will be performed at the Cathedral church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Bosanski Petrovac on  September 10th, 2017.

The newly-elected Bishop of Central Europe Archimandrite Sergije (Karanovic) was born on 4 July 1975 in BackaPalanka, and was baptized as Zoran. His family originate from Boboljusci, near Martin Brod. He finished primary school in his native town, and in 1990, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa he attended the Seminary of Three Holy Hierarchs at Krka Monastery, Dalmatia. He finished school with great success in 1995, during the civil war in Croatia, before the suffering and exodus of the Serbs from Krajina. The same year he received blessing and a canonical release from Bishop Irinej of Backa and was accepted to the Diocese of Bihac-Petrovac, which suffered from the war destruction, in autumn 1995.

Days of Holy Martyrs of Jasenovac

Days of Holy Martyrs of Jasenovac
Days of Holy Martyrs of Jasenovac
Days of Holy Martyrs of Jasenovac
Days of Holy Martyrs of Jasenovac

The celebration of Holy New Martyrs of Jasenovac under auspices of  the Diocese of Pakrac-Slavonia commenced on 3 September 2017 with a Liturgy at the monastery church of the Nativity of Saint John the Forerunner in Jasenovac, and will end on 13 September, the day when the Serbian Church marks their memory.

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Pakrac-Slavonia, the central event of celebration began on 8 September 2017 with the regular annual symposium "New Martyrs: Polyperspective III", which was organized by the Jasenovac Committee of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Museum of Genocide Victims from Belgrade. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, the second part of the symposium was held  in the premises of the Serbian Orthodox High School "Kantakuzina Katarina Brankovic" in Zagreb this year as well.

The Beginning of the church school year

To all Church-School Congregations, Parish administrations, Parents, and
Teachers of Church and Serbian Schools, and
Folklore groups of the
Diocese of Eastern America of the
Serbian Orthodox Church

Beloved in the Risen Lord

In accordance with the rich tradition of our Holy Orthodox Church, the 2017/2018 school year will begin with prayer services for the beginning of the school year, when the whole of our diocese will collectively enroll our children in Church and Serbian Schools, as well as in Folklore groups. It is the genuine wish of the Diocese of Eastern America that this day is observed on the second Sunday of September in a spirit of Sabornost (in unity). On this day, we will in one spirit pray to the Lord to send upon our children the spirit of wisdom and understanding, but also to enlighten their hearts to enable them to absorb and adopt true teaching.