Clergy and delegates arrive and register for 21st Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America

 The 21st Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America is set to begin on August 4th, 2014 at St. Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Church in Alhambra, California. The Assembly brings together the hierarchs, clergy, congregation board presidents and congregation delegates from all five dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.

The last Assembly was held in August of 2009 at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Canton, OH. Monday’s activities centered around registration of delegates, the Clergy Seminar and the annual meeting of the Serbian Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood.

21st Church Assembly of the SOC in North and South America: Day 1

The 21st Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America officiall began Tuesday, August 5, 2014 with the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit following liturgy.

Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 4 August 2014

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Monsignor Orlando Antonini, Apostolic Nuncio in Belgrade at the Serbian Patriarchate on 4 August 2014. 

Metropolitan Porfirije talks with Apostolic Nuncio D'Ericco

His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije received Archbishop Alessandro D'Errico, Apostolic Nuncio in Zagreb, at the Spiritual Centre of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana on 1 August 2014. 

During the talks led in an atmosphere of Christian love and mutual respect, the interlocutors exchanged views on a number of problems that the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church are facing with around the world, in Europe and especially in Croatia and Serbia.

Biography of the newly-elected Bishop Justin of Žiča

The enthronement of the new Bishop of  Žiča Justin in the Cathedral church of Kraljevo will be performed on 3 August 2014. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, will perform the enthronement rite himself, while many Bishops of our Holy Church will concelebrate during the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy.

The Biography of newly-elected Bishop Justin (Stefanović) of Žiča

His Grace newly-elected Bishop Justin (Stefanović) of Žiča was born on 26 May 1955 in Čačak and was baptized as Miroslav. He finished primary and secondary schools, as well as the Faculty of Economy in Belgrade. His monastic life began in the monastery of Crna Reka in 1980 where he was tonsured in 1983 by Bishop Pavle of Raska-Prizren, later Serbian Patriarch.