The Patriarch of Alexandria to pay a visit to the Serbian Orthodox Church


His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Theodoros II, is going to pay an official (irenic) visit to His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia Irinej and the Serbian Orthodox Church from September 22 to 29, 2017.

The inhabitants of Belgrade will have an opportunity to greet His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros and his entourage immediately upon his arrival on Friday, September 22, 2017, when, after a solemn welcome, in honor of the distinguished guest a doxology will be served in the Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade at 9:30 am.

The program of the visit envisages that the high dignitaries from the Alexandrian Church take part in the vigil service, which will be celebrated in the Belgrade Cathedral on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 5 pm.

Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas

Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas
Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas
Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas
Church-school year begins at St. Nicholas

“ Let the Little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 19:14

Continuing tradition, on Sunday September 10 for the commencement of the 2017-2018 church school year, the St. Nicholas parish of Philadelphia served the moliban and blessing of the children for the upcoming school year. This year ‘s theme is “ We Worship God In Church” and will focus on our life in the Church, the Divine Liturgy, and the Holy Gospel. The children are divided into five class levels, and new to this year is a first grade class.

Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America

Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America
Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America
Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America
Names Day of Bishop Irinej of East America

On Tuesday, September 5th, clergy and faithful from throughout the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Deaneries of the Eastern-American Diocese gathered around His Grace Bishop Irinej at New Marcha Monastery in joyful celebration of their Hierarch’s Names Day. Services began with fourteen clergy greeting His Grace outside of the small monastery church of St. Archangel Gabriel. The clergy entered in solemn procession as faithful sang gloriously in the nave. Blue vestments were worn by all concelebrating clergy in honor and celebration of the Apodosis of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla

Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla
Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla
Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla
Enthronement of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla

Newly elected Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla was enthroned at the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Bijeljina on 17 September 2017. (phоto gallery).

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia and Bishops: Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Vasilije of Srem, Nikanor of Banat, Irinej of Backa, Dositej of Britain and Scandinavia, Justin of Zica, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Atanasije of Milesheva, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Marko of Bregalnica, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, David of Krusevac, Jovan of Slavonia, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Arsenije of Nis and retired Georgije of Canada.

Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade

Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of Saint Alexander Nevsky church in Belgrade

The feast day of the Transfer of the Relics of Saint Alexander Nevsky was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to this great Russian saint in Belgrade.

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch and head of the Representation of the Serbian Church in Moscow, celebrated the Holy Liturgy. The Bishop was concelebrated by the clergy of Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.