Pascha Weekend at St. Nicholas in Philadelphia

Pascha Weekend at St. Nicholas in Philadelphia
Pascha Weekend at St. Nicholas in Philadelphia
Pascha Weekend at St. Nicholas in Philadelphia
Pascha Weekend at St. Nicholas in Philadelphia

The faithful of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia began the Paschal weekend with a Lenten retreat for the children of the parish.  For their first activity, the youth decorated the Lord's tomb under the guidance of church school teacher Kristina Randjelovic.  The children then gathered to dye eggs for the parish baskets, learning the traditional way with onion peels as well as the contemporary way. The children also learned many lessons about the red eggs, and the Orthodox symbolism of red: red for the blood Christ shed for us, the egg representing both Christ's tomb and life, and the breaking of eggs on Vaskrs symbolizing shattering the gates of Hades.

Cleveland Deanery celebrates Bright Monday in Akron

Cleveland Deanery celebrates Bright Monday in Akron
Cleveland Deanery celebrates Bright Monday in Akron
Cleveland Deanery celebrates Bright Monday in Akron
Cleveland Deanery celebrates Bright Monday in Akron

 

With the Blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on April 17, 2017, priests from the Cleveland Deanery gathered at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church in Akron, Ohio to joyfully concelebrate the Paschal Divine Liturgy of Bright Monday.  This event was the culmination of the fellowship established during the period of Great Lent, where priests gathered many times throughout the week as part of their Lenten growth and discipline. 

The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch

The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch
The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch
The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch
The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister and President electus of the Republic of Serbia on 17 April 2017 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Mr. Nikola Selakovic.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic congratulated the most joyous Christian Feast of feasts, the glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church and expressed his gratitude for the warm and friendly reception during which they discussed various aspects of the life of people in Serbia and some topics of general interest.

Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s

Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s
Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s
Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s
Serbian Patriarch officiated Paschal Liturgy in the Crypt of St. Sava’s

His Holiness, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and  Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the  Easter Liturgy in the crypt of the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade on 16 April 2017.

The triumphant Easter Liturgy was attended by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Crown Prince Aleksandar and Princess Katarina Karadjordjevic, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ivica Dacic, the apostolic nuncio Luciano Suriano, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Dr. Mileta Radojevic, a great benefactor of the Serbian Church Ms. Rebecca MacDonald, representatives of the diplomatic corps and traditional Churches and religious communities, as well as by many pious people of the Serbian capital.