WEEKLY DIOCESAN BULLETIN
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost; After-feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple; The Holy Great-martyr Catherine of Alexandria
RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE ONE:
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure Body; You arose on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your Kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, O You who loves mankind.
His Grace Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Litoral Amfilohije, Bishop-Administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America, which are in the canonical visit to this Diocese, met with Orthodox bishops in Argentina on 27 November 2014.
During this afternoon Metropolitan Amfilohije visited Bishop Leonid of Argentina and South America (Moscow Patriarchate), Metropolitan Tarasiy of Buenos Aires and exarch of South America (Ecumenical Patriarchate) and Metropolitan Silouan (Moussi) of Buenos Aires and Argentina (Patriarchate of Antioch).
These days the Diocese of Western America has a special honor and joy to welcome again Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina who brought us all blessings of sacred places, martyrs and saints of Herzegovina.
On 25th Sunday after Pentecost, with the blessing of Bishop Maxim of Western America, Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Saint Stephen the First-Crowned in Los Angeles.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej awarded Mr. Alexandar Porfiriyevich Torshin, First Deputy President of the Council of the Assembly of the Russian Federation and the founder of the International Humanitarian Fundation "Saint Sabbas the Sanctified" for the Preservation of Christian Sacred Places in Kosovo and Metohija, with the Order of Holy King Milutin during the ceremony at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade today, on 2 December 2014 .
The solemn award ceremony was attended by the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops Their Graces Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, Vasilije of Srem, Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren.
St. Stevan of Dechani, Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus Ohio, celebrated its patron Saint on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Beautiful singing of our choir contributed to the festivity of this special event.