Remains of King Peter II of Yugoslavia arrived yesterday to Fatherland. Memorial service celebrated by Serbian Patriarch Irinej.
The casket of HM King Peter II of Yugoslavia arrived yesterday at Belgrade Airport Nikola Tesla. The grandson of King Peter II, HRH Prince Alexander (grandson) accompanied the casket on the King Peter II last flight home.
The annual river blessing of the Monongahela River took place in Fairmont, West Virginia on Saturday, January 19, the Feast of Theophany in the Holy Orthodox Church. The river blessing was conducted under the auspices of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church of Fairmont. Many thanks to Sonia Janson for creating the lovely ice cross for the service. Father Rodney Torbic and the faithful from this Mission parish gather at the river each year for this service of Christian joy and renewal.
Source: Eastern American Diocese
The church was filed to capacity with parishioners on Serbian Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy Sunday January 6, 2013. I have not seen this many fellow worshipers on Christmas Eve at our Church, it was a sight to behold. After the procession around the church, the Badnjak was taken to be burned.
The Badnjak is a young oak tree which reminds us of the tree which Joseph used to start the fire in the manger when Jesus was born. After the Badnjak was blessed by Father Dragan, our President Petar Subotic placed it on the fire to burn. Then church calendars and pieces of the Badnjak were given to the parishioners to take to their homes. A wonderful and delicious Lenten supper was served by our Kolo sisters for all to enjoy. There were fire works for all to enjoy as well. The evening was a wonderful time to spend with friends, family and Kumovi on this most Holy night.
On 28 January 2013, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, in separate visits His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met with Mr. Mileta Radojevic, director of the Office for Cooperation with Traditional Churches and Religious Communities; Dr. Miroljub Jevtic, professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade; as well as His Excellency Victor Nedopas, Ambassador of Ukraine in Belgrade.