Bitola: Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

On Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Kyr Jovan attended the Holy Liturgy in the Stauropegic monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Bitola.

+ Protodeacon Triva Pavlov (1951-2021)

+ Protodeacon Triva Pavlov (1951-2021)
+ Protodeacon Triva Pavlov (1951-2021)
+ Protodeacon Triva Pavlov (1951-2021)
+ Protodeacon Triva Pavlov (1951-2021)

Dear Brethren,

Our most beloved Protodeacon Triva Pavlov (Tom Paul) reposed in the Lord yesterday evening, on the feast day of the Meeting of the Lord. It is the day when we commemorate a wondrous meeting of an old, righteous man and prophet Simeon and baby Jesus Christ, whom Joseph and Mary brought to the Temple to offer thanksgiving to God for the child born 40 days ago. The day before, on Sunday and his name day Saint Trifun/Tryphon, Fr Triva received Holy Communion and was ready to meet his and our Lord. He dedicated to God his whole life and now with the righteous Simeon he can sing the hymn: “Lord, let now Thy servant depart in peace according to Thy word, for my eyes have seen Thy salvation which Thou has prepared before the face of all people – a light to enlighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of Thy people Israel.”

Monastery Slava in Escondido, California

Monastery Slava in Escondido, California
Monastery Slava in Escondido, California
Monastery Slava in Escondido, California
Monastery Slava in Escondido, California

In anticipation of the feast of the Meeting of the Lord our monastery in Escondido, just north of San Diego, celebrated its Monastery Slava. Unfortunately His Grace our bishop Maxim was unable to attend as he is in Serbia awaiting the Sabor on Thursday to elect the new patriarch. We had a beautiful liturgy nonetheless. If you’re ever in this area be sure to visit The Meeting of the Lord Monastery in Escondido.

His Holiness Porfirije, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch enthroned

The bells of the Cathedral church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade rang at 11.25 am, indicating that the 46th head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Porfirije, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and the Serbian Patriarch was enthroned.

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The solemn act of enthronement of the newly-elected Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Porfirije began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on February 19, 2021. The Holy Liturgy is officiated by the newly-elected first hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, with the concelebration of the hierarchs summoned at the Electoral Assembly of Bishops, clergy, and faithful people.

President Aleksandar Vucic congratulated to Serbian Patriarch Porfirije

The President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, sent a greeting to the newly elected Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Patriarch of Serbia, Porfirije, saying:

- Your Holiness, I was glad to receive the news of your election as heir to the Holy Throne of Pec - the throne of our father Saint Sava of Serbia. On behalf of the Republic of Serbia, of all of our citizens of the Orthodox faith, I wish you a long and fruitful ministry in the Vineyard of the Lord for Christ’s sake, as well as for the honour of the Serbian people and the entire Orthodox family. Great and famous Serbian archbishops and patriarchs, who knew how to preserve faith, honour and image of our people in difficult times and how to respond to the temptations that were facing them, were going along that road while leading our people.