Patron Saint-day of the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade

Patron Saint-day of the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church in Belgrade on 21 November 2017, when our Holy Church celebrates the feast of Holy Archangel Michael and All the Bodiless Powers of Heaven.

The Cathedral Church celebrated its Patrons Saint-day (Slava) with the magnificent Patriarchal Liturgy; His Holiness was concelebrated by many priests of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac. The First Belgrade Choral Ensemble, which has been chanting at liturgies for a century and a half, sang responses. During the solemn slava rite, the Patriarch blessed and cut the slava loaf with members of the Djokovic family, who were hosts of the Patron Saint-day of the Cathedral.

100th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Nicholas church in Hamilton (Burton)

100th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Nicholas church in Hamilton (Burton)
100th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Nicholas church in Hamilton (Burton)
100th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Nicholas church in Hamilton (Burton)
100th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Nicholas church in Hamilton (Burton)

On November 4th and 5th, there was a 2-day celebration to commemorate the oldest Serbian Orthodox Church in eastern Canada. On Saturday morning a large number of parishioners attended a memorial service in the church. At this service, they prayed for their departed family members as well as for the souls of the departed parishioners and women in the “kolo sestara.”

Then, a group of parishioners visited the site where the first church was built and consecrated in 1917.  Multiple generations were represented in this crowd; teenagers to a 97-year-old parishioner.  For some, it was a history lesson and for others, it was a time to reminisce about days gone by.  They were able to enter the building which was originally built as the Serbian Community Centre.  It was remarkable to see that some aspects of the hall remained intact.  Parishioners shared stories and memories and it was a wonderful trip down memory lane.

Church Slava celebration in Nashville

The celebration of the church feast of the Venerable Mother Paraskeva in Nashville began solemnly on the eve of the feast with the Vigil, followed the next day with the Divine Liturgy, served by Fr. Aleksandar Vujkovic, the parish priest, Fr. Gregory Hohnholt from the local Greek Church and Fr. Christopher Stanton from the local OCA parish, and long time priest at St. Innocent's Church in Alaska. An agape meal was served in the church hall for clergy and the faithful following liturgy. Parishioners awaited the arrival of His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America that evening.

Thanksgiving Encyclical 2017

November 9/22, 2017
LIBERTYVILLE

Thanksgiving Day 2017

“Without thanksgiving to God there can be no progress in the spiritual life. Ceaseless thanksgiving to God is noble seed from which, if it is watered by the tears of unceasing repentance, a beautiful fruit grows— love for God.” - Saint Nicholai [Velimirovic], Prologue of Ohrid

To the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Executive Boards and Members of the Church-School Congregations of the Serbian Orthodox Communities in North and South America, the Circles of Serbian Sisters of our Parishes and Dioceses, the beloved Children and Youth and the entire Serbian Orthodox Family in North and South America: Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Thirty years of Saint George church in Waterloo

Thirty years of Saint George church in Waterloo
Thirty years of Saint George church in Waterloo
Thirty years of Saint George church in Waterloo
Thirty years of Saint George church in Waterloo

The Serbian Orthodox community of the St. George the Great Martyr in Waterloo solemnly celebrted the thirtieth anniversary of the consecration of their church.