Biography of Episcopus electus of Dalmatia Nikodim

The elected Bishop of Dalmatian Nikodim (Kosovic) was born on 15 April 1981 in Zadar, from parents who died in his early childhood.

He grew up together with his sister Danica, under the care of his uncle Nenad Kosovic, a well-known Benkovac professor and translator from Russian. He started Elementary school in Zadar, continued it in Benkovac in 1991 and ended at Dragocvet near Jagodina, Serbia, in 1995. Starting from 1991 he lived in the village Suljkovac n. Jagodina where he as a child, due to the civil war, went into exile, and in 1994 he together with his father and sister moved to live in Jagodina. He finished the Serbian Orthodox Seminary of Saint Arsenius of Srem in Sremski  Karlovci in 2000.

Memorial Saturday in North Port

Memorial Saturday in North Port
Memorial Saturday in North Port
Memorial Saturday in North Port
Memorial Saturday in North Port

On Memorial Saturday, the Divine Liturgy for the Deceased and a Memorial Service were conducted. Father Sasa talked about the necessity of prayer for the departed and the meaning of the wheat, wine and candles that we use when we celebrate the memorial service and mention those deceased in the Lord. 

Parish Slava Celebration at Holy Trinity in Youngstown

Parish Slava Celebration at Holy Trinity in Youngstown
Parish Slava Celebration at Holy Trinity in Youngstown
Parish Slava Celebration at Holy Trinity in Youngstown
Parish Slava Celebration at Holy Trinity in Youngstown

The Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church-School Congregation on Laird Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio celebrated its Slava, Pentecost - Duhovi on June 4th beginning with the Divine Liturgy.

New Martyrs of the Piva canonized

New Martyrs of the Piva canonized
New Martyrs of the Piva canonized
New Martyrs of the Piva canonized
New Martyrs of the Piva canonized

On the feast of the Third Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, on June 7, 2017, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budim and Niksic celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the memory-church at the Dola village in the Piva region.

Quite a great number of the clergy and hieromonks from this Diocese concelebrated, with the prayerful participation of numerous faithful people. During the Divine Liturgy the Rite of canonization of the Holy New Martyrs of the Piva was performed, following a decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church brought at their spring session, and consequently they have been included into the Diptych of saints.

Church School Graduation in Columbus

Church School Graduation in Columbus
Church School Graduation in Columbus
Church School Graduation in Columbus
Church School Graduation in Columbus

On Sunday June 4, 2017, the feast of the Decent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles – Pentecost; following a very festive Divine Liturgy, St. Stevan Church School had a Graduation ceremony for the students.