Bishop Maxim visits Issaquah parish for Serbian Days 2013

Welcoming His Grace Bishop Maxim and new Parish Priest Protpresbyter Predrag Bojovic, St. Sava Parish of Issaquah, WA celebrated Serbian Days, the annual commemoration of the parish’s consecration, July 27 and 28.

Saturday began with Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by Bishop Maxim at Western Diocese sister parish, Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God (Pokrov) Church, served by Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, along with Fr. Ilija Balach (St. Sava), and Fr. Nikola Todorovic (St. Steven the First Martyr, Portland). After Divine Liturgy, Pokrov parishioners treated attendants to a delicious lunch and instrumental and vocal musical renditions.

Prayerful remembrance of the suffered in Operation Storm

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac served yesterday, on 4 August 2013,  on the feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene  the Divine Liturgy in Belgrade’s church of Saint Mark with the concelebration of the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and newly ordained military priests.

In the church full of the faithful people, following the Holy Liturgy a memorial service was served for the suffered in the Operation Storm in attendance of Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Vice President of the Government of Serbia;  Chief of Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces Mr. Ljubisa Dikovic; President of the Assembly of Serbia Mr. Nebojsa Stefanovic; representative of the Department for moral and faith of the Directorate of Human Resources of the Serbian Armed Forces Colonel Stevica Karapandzin, Mayor of Belgrade Mr. Dragan Djilas. 

Solemn Academy on the occasion of eight centuries of Djurdjevi Stupovi

On Saturday, 3 August 2013, Bishop Joanikije with priests, monks and the faithful of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic welcomed His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Patriarch Irinej served on the eve of the feast of Saint Mary Magdalene the solemn vespers .

After that, at 9 p.m. a solemn Academy was held at the monastery courtyard which was attended by several thousand believers from Montenegro, Serbia, Republic of Srpska and other countries of Europe and the world. Patriarch Irinej, Serbnian Patriarch; President of Montenegro Mr. Filip Vujanovic, who is also the president of the Organization Committee of this great jubilee, as well as  many bishops of the Local Orthodox Churches and representatives of political and public life attended this magnificent event. 

Audiences at the Serbian Patriarchate - 31 July 2013

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, Minister of Culture at the Government of Serbia, and Mr. Zoran Nedeljkovic, director of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate, at the Serbian Patriarchate today, on 31 July 2013.

Bishop Marko in an official visit to the Holy Epistasia of Mount Athos in Karyes

On July 26, 2013, Bishop Marko of Bregalnica and Administrator of Bitola, was officially received by the Protoepistate, hieromonk kyr Stephan, and the Epistates of the Holy Community of the Holy Mount of Athos, in Karyes.

During the meeting Bishop Marko explained to the Epistates, in detail, the latest forms of persecution, that are being performed eleventh year, in continuity, by the state apparatus and the leaders of the schismatic MOC, against His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, and against the rest of the Bishops, monastics and faithful people of the canonical Church in R. Macedonia, the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric.