Our neighbor, the Cathedral of St. Sava

Since 1986, BKSK has shared the block on West 25th Street with the Cathedral of St. Sava. Its presence in our urban view has been a steady reminder of architectural traditions that we treasure and strive to honor. Even more than that, the church has been a quietly reassuring presence in our lives, including on the morning we witnessed the destruction of the World Trade Center. An echo of the havoc wrought that day has come to our block and our church. From our fourth floor windows, we are now able to ponder the remains, and we can begin to hope for some form of a revival.

Biography of new-elected Bishop of Nis Arsenije (Glavcic)

The new-elected Bishop of Nis Arsenije (Glavcic), Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, was born on March 10, 1978 in Vrsac, as Milomir Glavcic.

He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1993, and from there, upon the blessing of the then Bishop Hrizostom (Stolic) of Banat, attended the Seminary of Saint Sava in Belgrade and finished it successfully in 1998. Upon the blessing of Bishop Hrizostom, he immatriculated the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. During his studies he attended  twice the Puskin Institute in Moscow to improve his Russian, in 1999 and 2000.

Together through centuries

Together through centuries
Together through centuries
Together through centuries
Together through centuries

Collection “Together through Centuries”: contributions to history of the Russian-Serbian cultural, spiritual and political connections.

Contributor and editor is monk Benyamin (Semenov) from the monastery of All Saints in Kingisepp.

The collection “Together through Centuries” is a work in Russian and Serbian scholars, and it was presented on 4 October 2017 at the Russian Cultural Centre in Belgrade. The event dedicated to of cultural and spiritual ties of Russia and Serbia was opened by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who thanked for all the efforts that this Collection had been prepared and published, and reminded of the unbreakable ties of two brotherly peoples, of the same faith and the same blood.

Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner

Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner
Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner
Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner
Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation (ACF) sponsored its 2017 Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown for the presentation of the Appeal of Conscience Awards to Brian T. Moynihan, Chairman, CEO, Bank of America; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever and Masayoshi Son, Chairman, CEO, SoftBank Group Corp. Every year for the past 52 years, the ACF, founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, has worked on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world. This interfaith coalition of business and religious leaders promotes peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution. The Foundation believes that freedom, democracy and human rights are the fundamental values that give nations of the world their best hope for peace, security and shared prosperity.

Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle

Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle
Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle
Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle
Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle

On September 23 and 24, 2017, on 16th Sunday after Pentecost, His Grace Bishop Maxim visited both Parishes in Seattle: The Holy Protection of the Theotokos in South Park and St. Sava Parish in Issaquah.

On Saturday evening, Bishop Maxim officiated at the Great Vespers Service at the Church of Holy Protection, together with local priest Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, Fr. Zoran Aleksic from St. Sava Church, and the Diocesan Deacon Vladan Radovanovic.  After the Vespers, parishioners prepared a dinner and a warm welcome for their Bishop.