San Diego: Annual Lenten Clergy Retreat

San Diego: Annual Lenten Clergy Retreat
San Diego: Annual Lenten Clergy Retreat
San Diego: Annual Lenten Clergy Retreat
San Diego: Annual Lenten Clergy Retreat

On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 the His Grace, Bishop Maxim and the Clergy of the Western American Diocese gathered at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego, California for the Annual Lenten Clergy Retreat.

Remembrance day on the bombing of the National Library of Serbia

Remembrance day on the bombing of the National Library of Serbia
Remembrance day on the bombing of the National Library of Serbia
Remembrance day on the bombing of the National Library of Serbia
Remembrance day on the bombing of the National Library of Serbia

Many Belgraders with books in their hands gathered on April 6th, 2013 at Kosancicev Venac, when the National Library of Serbia was completely destroyed and burnt in Nazi bombing 72 years ago. Besides Minister of Culture and Information Mr. Bratislav Petkovic, at the site there were His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, the head of the Lubrary of the Serbian Patriarchate Mr. Zoran Nedeljkovic, head of the National Library of Serbia Mr. Dejan Ristic, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps, foreign cultural centers and cultural institutions.

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – April 5-6, 2013

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – April 5-6, 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – April 5-6, 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – April 5-6, 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – April 5-6, 2013

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received on April 4, 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate Mr. Dragan Djilas, the mayor of the capital of Serbia. The meeting was attended by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, the head of the Administration Office of the Patriarchate protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, adviser to mayor Mr. Mladjan Djordjevic, legal adviset in Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovci Mr. Bogoljub Cvetinovic, and Mr. Slobodan Gavrilovic.

Bishop Mitrophan Blesses Cornerstone of New Church in Miami

Bishop Mitrophan Blesses Cornerstone of New Church in Miami

On Saturday evening, March 16th, His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan was greeted at the airport by St. Simeon Orthodox Church parish priest Protojerej Svetozar Veselinovich, along with Protojerej-stavrophor Lazar Kostur and St. Simeon executive church board president Mr. Predrag Vaskrsic. At the St.Simeon Church hall, the Bishop was welcomed with bread, salt and flowers, followed by a most cordial small reception. This afforded those present the opportunity to pose some questions regarding our Holy Orthodox Faith, which His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan eloquently answered.

Lenten Vespers in Akron

Lenten Vespers in Akron

The St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church in Akron, Ohio hosted Lenten Vespers on the Second Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, for the second group of the Cleveland Deanery. V. Rev. Milovan Katanic of Hermitage, PA, Rev. Milan Pajic, host priest and Rev. Dragan Goronjic of Youngstown served.

Fr. Milovan was the homilist. He spoke of the lenten journey during which time we are called to spiritual podvig. He cited the words of St. Nikolaj of Zicha who wrote once, "Why is that so much is written about the sufferings of holy men and women. Because among the holy are considered victors and can anyone be a victor without battle, suffering....Even in earthly battles we can't consider someone victorious, a hero if they've never been in battle...."