Holy Dormition-Svyatogorsk Lavra in Donetsk received thirty-three tons of humanitarian assistance on March 27. This is the eleventh such shipment, according to the lavra’s press service. The monastery has been serving refugees from Ukrainian war zones and internally displaced person for several years now. “This time we were able to collect up to thirty-three tons of cargo,” said George Tolchev, one of the organizers of the delivery of the humanitarian assistance.
On Sunday, March 5th, the faithful of St. George’s Serbian Orthodox Church gathered to celebrate the Triumph of Orthodoxy with a special service following the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil. It began with a procession of Banners and the Altar servers, followed by the Clergy, the Choir and Faithful as they processed around the Church grounds while singing the troparion for the Sunday of Orthodoxy which extols the restoration of Icons to the Orthodox Church. When the faithful came to the West doors of the Church, they recited the Synndicon for the festival together with Nicene Creed. They reentered the Holy Church for the conclusion of the Liturgy.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received academician Ljubomir Maksimovic, vice-president of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 27 March 2017.
Academician Ljubomir Maksimovic expressed gratitude to the Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed on the last congress of byzantologists, the proceedings of which, a three-volume publication has been published. The Patriarch thanked academician Maksimovic for the visit, wishing him every blessing from the Lord and success in his future work.
Bishop Fotije: Orthodoxy has deep roots in Dalmatia
His Grace Bishop of Dalmatian Fotije celebrated on 26 March 2017 the Divine Liturgy at the monastery Krupa, whereby celebration of seven centuries of the existence of this shrine commenced. The joyful event was enhanced by cantors from the monastery Kovilj in Serbia. The Divine Liturgy was followed by a lecture delivered by Fr. Jerotej on Church music with a concert of spiritual music given by the Kovilj choir.
Russian specialists have created unique and unprecedented large-scale icons for the looming Cathedral of St. Sava on Belgrade’s Vračar plateau.
The mosaic design for the Belgrade church was decided upon at a recent Moscow session of the special commission for adorning the church, reports the site of the Russian Ministry of Culture.