Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis

Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis
Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis
Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis
Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis

His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa arrived in Nis in the evening on 26 September 2017. A doxology in his honour was held in the Cathedral church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.

His Beatitude, accompanied by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and the delegation of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Serbian Orthodox Church, was solemnly welcomed by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis with many priests, representatives of the City and the Armed Forces of Serbia, as well as by the faithful people of the imperial Nis and the Diocese of Nis.

Patriarch Theodoros II - guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross

Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross
Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross
Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross
Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross

On the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, in the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa and His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Arsenije Bishop of Nis celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Helen.

Addressing lots of the faithful, His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II, talking about the feast day and the city in which he wass, he emphasized that the Cross has always been and forever he will remain a symbol of love. – Under this Cross my children: Serbians, Greeks and African people fought for freedom, and hence it will remain a symbol of victory, Patriarch Theodoros said and with special  words thanked the Serbian Patriarch, Bishop Arsenije and the people of Nis for the warm welcome.

Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia

Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia
Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia
Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia
Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia

On Sunday, September 24th, the St. Nicholas Parish of Philadelphia joined Fr. Milorad Orlic in the blessing of two new processional banners, offered as a generous gift to the church by the Randjelovic family. 

SerbFest in Philadelphia

SerbFest in Philadelphia
SerbFest in Philadelphia
SerbFest in Philadelphia
SerbFest in Philadelphia

On September 16-17th, the St. Nicholas parish in Philadelphia held its 5th bi-annual SerbFest. The event has grown in popularity with the surrounding community over the past few years. The parish community spent many days preparing to be gracious hosts to those around them, and with much hard work, cooking, and baking, the event was a tremendous success. Those who attended not only enjoyed beautiful weather, but also the delicious roasted and grilled Serbian delicacies. Fr. Milorad offered tours of the church, explaining the history of the parish and the tenants of the Orthodox Christian faith with many visitors. On Sunday the 17th, Fr. Milorad began the day's church tours by taking the church school children around their parish, offering them an engaging lesson on the church building, the iconostasis, and the altar. He also spent time discussing proskomedia, the preparation for Divine Liturgy, with the children. The adults and teachers enjoyed the lesson almost as much as the children. It was a joyous two-day even for all!

Church school begins in Atlanta

Church school begins in Atlanta
Church school begins in Atlanta
Church school begins in Atlanta
Church school begins in Atlanta

September 24, 2017 – marked the beginning of our Sunday school year. As our church is growing in many ways, asides from our impressive construction that is underway, our parish life is indeed thriving. As we reflect on our Sunday school program we are extremely proud to see our kids show such great interested in our faith and our culture.