Solemn Liturgy in Washington

Solemn Liturgy in Washington
Solemn Liturgy in Washington
Solemn Liturgy in Washington
Solemn Liturgy in Washington

On Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Saint Nicholas Cathedral Church (OCA) in Washington, DC and also the war memorial church of the Russian immigrants from the beginning of the 20th century, the solemn Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was served as the highlight of the 100th Anniversary of the Day the Serbian Flag Waved at the White House.

Church of Resurrection of the Lord consecrated at Stanari

Church of Resurrection of the Lord consecrated at Stanari
Church of Resurrection of the Lord consecrated at Stanari
Church of Resurrection of the Lord consecrated at Stanari
Church of Resurrection of the Lord consecrated at Stanari

His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla consecrated a new church of the Resurrection of the Lord at Stanari on 5 August 2018. The solemn rite was attended by President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik.

The following bishops participated in the rite of the consecration: Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja, as well as the clergy of the Diocesan Deanery of Doboj.

 

Six Centuries of the Manasija Monastery

Six Centuries of the Manasija Monastery
Six Centuries of the Manasija Monastery
Six Centuries of the Manasija Monastery
Six Centuries of the Manasija Monastery

In the monastery of Manasija, foundation of Despot Stefan Lazarevic, six centuries of this sanctity of our faith was celebrated with the solemn Hierarchal Liturgy on Sunday, August 5th, 2018.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of the host Bishop of Branicevo, His Grace Ignjatije, and hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church: His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops Lukijan of Budim, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Andrej of Austria-Switzerland, Arsenije of Nis and Isihije of Mohacs, venerable monks, priests and deacons of the Holy Serbian Church. A mixed church choir of the Diocese of Branicevo sang responses.

 

President Vucic talked with the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic at the Serbian Patriarchate on 4 August 2018.

The audience was attended by His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, and General Secretary of the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nikola Selakovic.

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej talked with the President of Serbia about the crucial contemporary issue: on the position of the Serbian people on Kosovo and Metohija, in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in Montenegro and Croatia.

The Centennial Anniversary of the “Day of Prayer for Serbia” in Washington

  Under the spiritual patronage of the Bishop of Eastern American, His Grace Irinej, the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America is organizing a multi-day celebration of these significant events in Washington DC.

On July 28, 1918 the government of Woodrow Wilson, the President of the United States of America, issued a proclamation marking that day "A Day of Prayer for Serbia". It was determined that on that day the Serbian flag would wave at the White House and that church bells throughout America would ring in honor of Serbian victims of World War I. A large number of Serbs from America had left their families and homes in the New World, desiring to help their brothers in the battle for honor and freedom in the homeland and join the Serbian army. Many of them never returned. Recognizing their sacrifices and love for the Serbian people, but remembering the great friends of our people in America, the Serbian Orthodox Church is organizing a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of President Wilson's proclamation, the breakthrough of the Salonika Front and the end of the World War I.