Ordination of Joseph Wesseler to the Diaconate

Ordination of Joseph Wesseler to the Diaconate
Ordination of Joseph Wesseler to the Diaconate
Ordination of Joseph Wesseler to the Diaconate
Ordination of Joseph Wesseler to the Diaconate

 

On Great and Holy Thursday, during the Vesperal Liturgy of Saint Basil, Joseph Robert Wesseler was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, NY.

The newly-ordained Deacon Joseph is a third-year seminarian hailing from the Diocese of Western America with his home parish being St. Peter the Apostle Serbian Orthodox Church in Fresno, CA. He is expected to graduate with a Masters of Divinity in May.

Archpastoral Paschal Message of His Grace Bishop Irinej

IRINEJ
THE GRACE OF GOD BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

CHRIST IS RISEN!

MOST BELOVED CLERGY AND MONASTICS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS, FAITHFUL CHILDREN OF THE DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA OF OUR MOST HOLY CHURCH,

We greet you on this great and most radiant Feast of Feasts, the Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, with the ever inspiring inquiry of the heart, which emanated and emanates from encountering the Risen Lord:

Fifth Sunday in Great Lent at St. George Church - Carmichaels

Fifth Sunday in Great Lent at St. George Church - Carmichaels
Fifth Sunday in Great Lent at St. George Church - Carmichaels
Fifth Sunday in Great Lent at St. George Church - Carmichaels
Fifth Sunday in Great Lent at St. George Church - Carmichaels

 

With the Archpastoral Blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, Very Reverend Stavrophor Rade Merick, Dean of the Pittsburgh Deanery of the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church scheduled Lenten Vespers for the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent to be held at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Presanctified Liturgy in Hermitage, PA

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, Bishop of the Eastern America, the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts was served on Wednesday during the sixth week of Great Lent at St. George Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus

Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus
Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus
Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus
Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus

His Grace Bishop Maxim and his parents, Proto Lazar and Protinica Radmila Vasiljevic, celebrated their Krsna Slava, on Lazarus Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California. 

His Grace Bishop Maxim concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with V. Rev. Lazar Vasiljevic, Bishop Maxim's father; V. Rev. Nicholas Ceko, Cathedral Dean; Rev. Norman Kosanovic, Assistant Priest at the Cathedral; V. Rev. Slobodan Jovic, parish priest at the Holy Archangel Michael Church in Sarratoga, CA; V. Rev. Predrag Bojovic, parish priest at the St. Sava Church in San Gabriel, CA.; and V. Rev. Jegarski, retired priest in Los Angeles. Many guests from throughout the Diocese joined His Grace in the Lazarus Day Festivities.