The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery

The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery
The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery
The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery
The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at New Marcha Monastery

On Friday, March 9, the Third Friday of the Great Fast, faithful gathered at New Marcha Monastery to serve the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.

Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church

Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated  the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Saint Mark church in Belgrade on 18 March 2018.

Visit of Kursk Root Icon to New Gracanica Monastery

On Wednesday, March 14th, New Gracanica Monastery was graced with the visit of the miracle-working Kursk Root Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God.

We thank Father Vasyl Kuzmych from Holy Trinity ROC Milwaukee for bringing her to us.

Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis

 Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis
 Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis
 Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis
 Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis

All those who participated in this year’s memorable iconography workshop, organized by Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese from March 12 to 15, were deeply moved by the experience.

Ten students from USA and Canada—beginners and experienced alike—had a rare opportunity to explore the meaning and purpose of the icon with one of the world’s top iconographers. Master iconographer Dr. George Kordis from Greece introduced the student to the theory and practice of the art of icon painting, according to the  Byzantine tradition. The main goal of this workshop was for students to acquire, develop, and improve good, practical, and artistic icon-drawing and painting skills while gaining a deeper sense of the art, beauty, and meaning of icons. Dr. Kordis taught the specific skills of the Byzantine approach through in-depth demonstrations and detailed exercises in the art, expression, and language of the icon, from beginning to end with his limited palette technique.

On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the Pogrom on Kosovo and Metohia

On the 17th of March 2018 it is 14 years since from the Kosovo and Metohija, in destructive attacks by Albanian extremists, 4,012 Serbs were expelled, most of them have not still returned to their homes.

In a wave of violence in Kosovo and Metohija 19 people were then killed, eight of them Serbs, while 11 Albanians were killed in the clash with members of the international security forces. At least 170 Serbs were injured as well as dozens of members of the international forces who clashed with local Albanians while protecting Serbs and their property. About 800 Serbian houses were destroyed and 35 religious shrines were burned, including 18 cultural monuments, among which the Church of Our Lady of the Levish in Prizren.