His Grace, Bishop Mitrophan, The Eastern American Diocese and Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church in Canton, Ohio consider it an honor and privilege to host the 20 th Triennial Church Assembly/Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America
The Sabor will open with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Invocation of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.. All Sabor deliberations should conclude by Thursday, August 13, with the evening banquet. Please make your travel arrangements accordingly.
Bogdan Djakovic and Vera Carina, members of the Serbian Orthodox Church, participated in the recently concluded Third International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, hosted by the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM), at the University of Joensuu, Finland.
During the conference, Djakovic, who was a founding Board member of ISOCM, presented a paper on: Rediscovering a Serbian national style: problems in sacred architecture, church art and church music in the late 1930s: the case of the Orthodox choral music of Milenko Zivkovic and Carina presented a paper on: The Pancevo Singing Society as part of Serbian Culture.
The Decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on redistribution of dioceses4. June 2009 - 20:23
The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, on its session on May 21, 2009, by the number ABno, 49/ord. 147, brought this decision:
Upon the clause 16 of the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and with the established suggestion of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America and two members of the Holy Assembly of Bishops (His Grace Bishop Hrizostom of Zhicha and His Grace Bishop Irinej of Bachka), to execute the redistribution of existing dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Midwestern American, Eastern American, Western American and Canadian of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada; and Dioceses for America and Canada of the Metropolitanate of New Gracanica, with certain renaming of their titles and moving of their seats, in order to the canonic territory of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the territory of the North and South America now is consisting of:
Closer academic relationships between St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary and the Theological Faculty of the University5. June 2009 - 12:14
Discussions on closer academic relationships between St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary and the Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, Serbia, took place in Crestwood, New York, on June 2nd and 3rd, 2009. Recognizing mutual academic and ecclesial benefits, the representatives of two institutions (Professor Fr. Vladan Perisic and Bishop Maxim Vasiljevic from Belgrade and Fr. John Behr, Fr. Chad Hatfield and Prof. John Barnett from St. Vladimir's) discussed formal relationship guidelines and conditions for a joint enterprise on master level.