Christmas Eve in Cathedral Church of Saint Sava on Vracar

Christmas Eve in Cathedral Church of Saint Sava on Vracar
Christmas Eve in Cathedral Church of Saint Sava on Vracar
Christmas Eve in Cathedral Church of Saint Sava on Vracar
Christmas Eve in Cathedral Church of Saint Sava on Vracar

Pious people of the Serbian capital gathered this evening in front of the Cathedral Church on Vracar, where His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch, blessed and burned badnjaks (Yule logs). Across the Saint Sava's plateau the Christmas troparion could be heard: Thy nativity, O Christ our God...

Serbian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy on Pasino Brdo

Serbian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy on Pasino Brdo
Serbian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy on Pasino Brdo
Serbian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy on Pasino Brdo
Serbian Patriarch celebrates Divine Liturgy on Pasino Brdo

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated today, on Christmas Eve which is also this year the Serbian Father's Day, the Divine Liturgy in the church of Holy Trinity on Pasino Brdo in Belgrade. 

Nativity Message of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America

Nativity Message of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America

“But when the fullness of the time had come,
God sent forth His Son, born of a woman,
born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law,
that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
(Gal. 4:4-5)

Dear brothers and sisters,

According to His eternal foreknowledge God determined the time when He will send His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to save us and bless us with every heavenly blessing. And not only this, but to adopt us as sons through Him (Eph. 1:3-5).

Christmas celebration in Decani monastery

Christmas celebration in Decani monastery
Christmas celebration in Decani monastery
Christmas celebration in Decani monastery
Christmas celebration in Decani monastery

Joyful feast day of the Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ was solemnly celebrated in Decani monastery. On Christmas Eve, following the vesper service and  Christmas songs  the badnjak (Yule log) was brought and then a dinner was served. Inthe  early morning, there was a morning service followed by the Divine Liturgy which was celebrated by Archimandrite Sava, the abbot of the monastery.