On Friday around 4:00 p.m., on the day of his Slava, respected Very Rev. Fr. Aleksandar Ivanovic passed away. Fr. Aleksandar was recently retired from the active duties of the Parish Priest of St. Stephen of Decani Church at Leland Street, Chicago, and he was, for decades, serving as the Diocesan Secretary of the former Diocese of America and Canada, Metropolitanate of New Gracanica.
Memorial service will be held on Monday, December 22nd, at St. Stephen of Decani Church at Leland Street, Chicago, at 7:00 p.m. On Tuesday, December 23rd, Memorial Liturgy will be served at 9:00 a.m., at the New Gracanica Monastery, followed by the Burial service. He will be buried at the New Gracanica cemetery.
Source: New Gracanica and Midwestern America Diocese
Twenty-Eighth Sunday after Pentecost; The Venerable Patapius; Holy Sosthenes, Apollos, and others; Serbian Children’s Day
RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE THREE:
Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad! For the Lord has shown strength with His arm! He has trampled down death by death! He has become the firstborn of the dead! He has delivered us from the depths of hell, and has granted to the world great mercy!
His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan initiated and actively participated in the Twenty-Sixth Annual Pittsburgh Deanery Meeting on Christian Education at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. The meeting was held on December 13, 2014, the day St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle was commemorated. Very Reverend Stavrophor Rade Merick, Dean of the Pittsburgh Deanery greeted the attendees.
On Sunday, December 14th, 2014, when our Holy Church celebrated prophet Nahum and Saint Philaret the Merciful, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus officiated the Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop John of Shumadia, as well as of the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and the Diocese of Shumadia, at the church of Great Martyr Demetrius in Lazarevac, some 70 Km south of Belgrade.
This church preserves remains of thousands of Serbian as well as of the Austria-Hungarian officers and soldiers who lost their lives in the battle launched here hundred years ago.
Metropolitan Amphilochius celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Venado Tuerto and a commemoration rite for Radojica Popovic in Aribeños
On Wednesday, 10 December, His Eminence Amphilochius, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, Bishop-Administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America, served the Divine Liturgy at the church of Holy Archangel Michael in Venado Tuerto in Argentian province of Santa Fe. He was concelebrated by local clergy.