Heroine who resembles her country

The remains of Milunka Savic, the Serbian heroine of the Balkan wars and the First World War, were  transferred yesterday to the Alley of the Greats at the New Cemetary, where were laid with tacts of the poem “There, Far Away”.

The remains of Milunka Savic, were laid to rest 40 years after her death  during a ceremony with full military and state honors and with an intonation of the national anthem “God of Justice” and salvo at the Belgrade’s New Cemetary. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the memorial service which was attended by members of the family, President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, Ministers Nebojsa Rodic, Ivan Mrkic, Velimir Ilic, Tomislav Jovanovic, Aleksandar Antic and Milan Bacevic, as well as Chief of the Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic.

Endower´s slava of the Patriarchate of Pec

Endower´s slava of the Patriarchate of Pec
Endower´s slava of the Patriarchate of Pec
Endower´s slava of the Patriarchate of Pec
Endower´s slava of the Patriarchate of Pec

In the monastery of the Patriarchate of Pec the feast day of Saint Arsenije of Srem, the second Serbian Archbishop, which is the endower`s slava of the monastery, was solemnly celebrated

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Bishop Jovan of Lipljan and nine priests. Students of the Seminary of Saint Sava from Belgrade sang responses along with students from the Prizren Seminary.

Patron Saint-day of Kosovska Mitrovica

Patron Saint-day of Kosovska Mitrovica
Patron Saint-day of Kosovska Mitrovica
Patron Saint-day of Kosovska Mitrovica
Patron Saint-day of Kosovska Mitrovica

In Kosovoska Mitrovica the feast day of Saint Demetrius, the Patron Saint-day (slava) of the city was solemnly celebrated 

Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius with the concelebration of the clergy of the Episcopal Deaneries of Mitrovica and Raska. At the end of the Liturgy Bishop Teodosije awarded Bogoljub Cvejic, stonecutter from Mitrovica, with the Order of Saint King Milutin for construction and architecture on the territory of the Diocese, and Petar Rakic with the Order of Saint Sava of the Second Degree for the organization and conducting a choir in the church of Mitrovica. The Bishop then, along with the clergy and the faithful, went in the slava procession through the streets of the city.

Pan-Orthodox magnificent slava days of togetherness and spirituality

Despite the heavy rains and bad weather in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 October, when the patron feast-day was celebrated, a great number of parishioners, guests and priests visited the church of Saint Thomas the Apostle. 

After almost five arid and dry months in Johannesburg, we all spontaneously felt  the three-day intensive rain as a great blessing of God and Saint Thomas the Apostle, as well as the blessing of our Patriarch and the dearest guest, His Grace Bishop David of Stobi.  

Eastern Diocese Clergy Seminar 2013

His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan consistently schedules clergy seminars for the purpose of continuing education. Since at least 1993 various speakers have addressed a wide range of topics related to the priesthood and parish life.

Since 2008 the seminars have been held at Shadeland in Springboro, Pennsylvania. The seminars make good use of the beautiful Most Holy Mother of God Monastery Church and St. Sava Camp facilities. This year the Vesper service was held on October 28, 2013 followed by dinner and a general discussion. On Tuesday morning, October 29, Matins and the Hours were  completed followed by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.