The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway

The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Mr. Arne Bjornstad Sanes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 June 2017.

His Excellency Bjornstad expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they considered preparations for the upcoming visit of the representatives of the Church of Norway to Serbia. The Serbian Patriarch thanked the distinguished guests for the visit, wishing him abundant blessings from the Lord in his diplomatic mission. The reception was attended by colleagues of the Ambassador and the General Secretary of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch, deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic.

The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies

The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies
The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies
The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies
The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received the 6th class students of the High Security and Defense Studies at the National Defense School of the Military Academy; the meeting took place at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 June 2017.

Students of high security and defense studies expressed their gratitude to the Head of  the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they considered various challenges facing the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, as well as the cooperation of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Army of Serbia.

The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada

The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada
The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada
The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada
The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada

With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, the relics of St. Mardarije, which have laid in the Church of St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois, since his internment in December 1935, were uncovered. The opening revealed St. Mardarije’s holy relics to be incorrupt.

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, His Grace Bishop Longin served Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Monastery with Sindjel Serafim (Milojkovic), Priest Nikolaj Kostur and Hierodeacon Nektarije (Tesanovic), in preparation for uncovering the relics. Following the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Longin and the other clergy served a Moleban with the Akathist written to St. Mardarije. Upon completion, the crew organized to remove the tombstone and flooring in order to exhume the relics arrived, under the guidance of Mr. Dusan Djordjevic of Sveta Gora Funeral Home in Chicago. After removal of the stone, it was revealed that the casket of St. Mardarije was in a cement vault. This caused the opening to be delayed one additional day in order to organize a team to open the vault.

Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and Baranja reposed in the Lord

Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and  Baranja fell asleep in the Lord in the afternoon of 24 May 2017 at the Clinical Hospital Center in Osijek, Croatia.

Bishop Lucian (Vladulov) was born on 9 May 1933 in Heifeldt (today's New Kolarci in Banat). He finished the Theological Seminary in Sremski Karlovici as well as the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.

Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle

Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle
Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle
Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle
Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle

On the Seventh Sunday after Pascha, May 28, 2017, parishioners of St. Sava Church in Seattle celebrated their Patronal Feast Day- Transfer of the Relics of St. Sava.

Episcopal Dean, Very Rev. Vidoslav Vujasin from Portland served the Divine Liturgy together with parish priest Rev. Zoran Aleksic. After reading of the Holy Gospel, addressing the faithful, Fr. Vidoslav spoke of the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus and about our role in the Church as God's chosen.