Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad

Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad
Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad
Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad
Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Saint Sava in Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia, on 2 August 2018. For the glory of the Lord, the founder Mr. Mladen Milanovic presented the beautiful church to His Church and the Serbian people.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops Jefrem of Banjaluka, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac and Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, as well by  abbot of the monastery of Chilandar Archimandrite Metodije as well as Archimandrites Vasilije (Kostic) from Greece and Stefan from the Velika Remeta monastery, hieromonk Metodije Kragulj, protopresbyter-stavrophor Vojo Balaban, archpriest Dragan Maksimovic, protodeacon Radojica Zagran and deacon Zoran Djuric. President of Republic of Srpska MIlorad Dodik and Prime Minister of the Government of Republic of Srpska were present at the Liturgy.

  

Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Mateja Matejic (1924-2018)

Priest, writer and university professor: Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Mateja Matejic (1924-2018)  

We are all obliged in the Church to always remember in our prayers our teachers, co-workers, neighbors and predecessors. The Apostle Paul, addressing the Hebrews, writes: “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith,” (13:7). Therefor, this brief biography I write out of my gratitude to Fr. Mateja Matejic: a priest, writer, anthologist, professor, father and friend. 

Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC

Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC
Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC
Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC
Parishioners from Philadelphia in DC

On Wednesday July 25th, 2018, the first day of the celebration commemorating the 100th Anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation for a national day of prayer for the Serbian people, and the flying of the Serbian flag at many buildings in the Capitol, and at the invitation of the Diocesan Director of the Department of Christian Education, Protodeacon Dr. Jovan Anicic, the children of St. Nicholas Serbian  Orthodox Church-School of Philadelphia, their families, and representatives of the Kolo Sestara and Executive Board, participated in the activities of the day. The fun began with everyone meeting at historic Union Station and taking the scenic walk through Senate Park to the Capitol. 

Third week of camp in Shadeland

Third week of camp in Shadeland
Third week of camp in Shadeland
Third week of camp in Shadeland
Third week of camp in Shadeland

As we crossed the halfway point of the camp season, the staff and counselors at Shadeland geared up for another fun and eventful week. Sunday afternoon marked the arrival of yet another outstanding group of campers and parents, and the campers reunited and got to know each other better at the opening night bonfire.

Patriarch Irinej serves in St Petka church on Cukarica

Patriarch Irinej serves in St Petka church on Cukarica
Patriarch Irinej serves in St Petka church on Cukarica
Patriarch Irinej serves in St Petka church on Cukarica
Patriarch Irinej serves in St Petka church on Cukarica

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St Petka on Cukarica on the feast day of Venerable Martyr Parasceva, 8 August 2018.

He was concelebrated by diocesan dean protopresbyter-staurophor Branko Mitrovic and protopresbyter-staurophor Stanko Trajkovic, abbot of the monastery of Denkovac Archimandrite Seraphim, presbyter Sasa Krstic, protdodeacons Stevan Rapajic and deacons Vladimir Rumenic, Dragan Tanasijevic, Dragan Nedjic and Marko Stankovic.