Consecration of the cross in Serbian Orthodox monastery of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos in Smedjeryds kloster18. June 2012 - 14:20
On Sunday, June 10, 2012 the Orthodox people gathered in the monastery of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos in Smedjeryds kloster, Sweden. After the Holy Liturgy in the monastery chapel His Grace Bishop Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia consecrated a new cross which would be placed on the tower of Saint John of Shanghai.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Patriarch, served yesterday, on August 5, 2012 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Vavedenje monastery in Senjak.
The church of Saint Prophet Elijah in Mirijevo built in 1834 from the material taken from the ruins of the monastery Slanci and belongs to the oldest church in Belgrade. Its 178th church slava marked it in the most solemn way. In the full church and tthe courtyard, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of priests and deacons of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.
As in every year, St. Sava Church in Issaquah, WA celebrated Serbian Days in commemoration of the consecration of the church. This year we were blessed to have His Grace, Bishop Maxim join us. His Grace celebrated the Divine Liturgy at our sister church The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God (Pokrov) Church in Seattle on July 28 along with concelebrants Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, parish priest, Fr. Ilija Balach of St. Sava Church and Fr. Nikola Todorovic of St. Stephen the First Martyr Church in Portland. After Divine Liturgy everyone was treated to a delicious lunch and during lunch were entertained by instrumental and vocal musical renditions.
With the solemn vesper service, and then spiritual academy in the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi, on Friday, August 3, 2012 as well as with the Divine Liturgy on August 4, 2012 on the feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene, the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic was celebrated.