Christmas Eve at St. George Church

Christmas Eve at St. George Church

The church was filed to capacity with parishioners on Serbian Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy Sunday January 6, 2013. I have not seen this many fellow worshipers on Christmas Eve at our Church, it was a sight to behold. After the procession around the church, the Badnjak was taken to be burned.

The Badnjak is a young oak tree which reminds us of the tree which Joseph used to start the fire in the manger when Jesus was born. After the Badnjak was blessed by Father Dragan, our President Petar Subotic placed it on the fire to burn. Then church calendars and pieces of the Badnjak were given to the parishioners to take to their homes. A wonderful and delicious Lenten supper was served by our Kolo sisters for all to enjoy. There were fire works for all to enjoy as well. The evening was a wonderful time to spend with friends, family and Kumovi on this most Holy night.

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013

Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013
Audiences at Serbian Patriarchate – 28 January 2013

On 28 January 2013, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, in separate visits His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met with Mr. Mileta Radojevic, director of the Office for Cooperation with Traditional Churches and Religious Communities; Dr. Miroljub Jevtic, professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade; as well as His Excellency Victor Nedopas, Ambassador of Ukraine in Belgrade.

Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch

Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch
Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch
Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch
Delegation of Radio Television of Serbia visits Serbian Patriarch

Serbian Patriarchate, 28 January 2013 - His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, in the presence of Their Graces Bishops Atanasije of Hvosno and Porfirije of Jegar, met at the Serbian Patriarchate with Mr. Aleksandar Tijanic, General Director of the Radio Television of Serbia with closest associates: Mr. Nikola Mirkov, Director of the Television of Belgrade and Mr. Slobodan Markovic, President of the Managing Board.

Conference of the Edict of Milan opens

Conference of the Edict of Milan opens
Conference of the Edict of Milan opens
Conference of the Edict of Milan opens
Conference of the Edict of Milan opens

In the congress hall of the Hotel Center in Novi Sad, on Wednesday, May 3, 2012 an international conference began: The Edict of Milan (313-2013): Basis for freedom of religion and belief. Opening this conference, His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa welcomed all high representatives of European confessions and all participants.У

Exaltation of the Cross and Theophany in Dalmatia

Exaltation of the Cross and  Theophany in Dalmatia
Exaltation of the Cross and  Theophany in Dalmatia
Exaltation of the Cross and  Theophany in Dalmatia
Exaltation of the Cross and  Theophany in Dalmatia

Šibenik - His Grace Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia celebrated on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross the Divine Liturgy at the church of Holy Saviour in Šibenik. Following the Divine Liturgy, in memory of the Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Jordan River, Bishop Fotije performed a great blessing of water.