Eastern Diocese KSS Federation meets in Carmichaels

His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan participated in the recent meeting of the Eastern Diocese KSS Federation held at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania on November 22, 2014.

KSS Federation Officers include: Millie Radovick-President; DeeDee Baskot-Vice President; Martha Springborn-Vice President and Secretary and Barbara Topich-Treasurer. The Federation is composed of member Kolos from throughout the Diocese.

Metropolitan Porfirije met with the President of the Government of Croatia

On Tuesday, 25 November 2014, His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana paid an official visit to President of the Government of the Republic of Croatia Mr. Zoran Milanovic.

During cordial talks, which were held at the palace of the Government in Zagreb, Prime Minister Milanovic congratulated His Eminence Porfirije on his election as Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana and wished him successful administration of the Diocese which had been entrusted to him, for the benefit of all the members of the Serbian Orthodox community.

Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 26 November 2014

Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 26 November 2014
Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 26 November 2014
Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 26 November 2014
Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate - 26 November 2014

New Director of the Russian House in Belgrade Mrs. Nadezhda Viktorovna Kushenykova visited today Serbian Patriarch Irinej regarding the commencement of her mandate in this institution.

The meeting was attended also by protopresbyter-stavrophor Vitaly Tarasyev, the head of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. Mrs. Kushenykova informed His Holiness about plans and program of the Russian House in the forthcoming period and asked His Holiness for the blessing for their realization, for which she hopes will be one more bridge between our two close and spiritually related peoples.

Metropolitan Porfirije officiated the Holy Liturgy in Ljubljana

On Sunday, 24th after Pentecost, His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Ljubljana.

The Metropolitan was concelebrated by Archimandrite Danilo, hieromonk Vitaly from the Russian Orthodox Church, protopresbyter-stavrophor Peran Boskovic, hieromonk Nikon, presbyter Aleksandar Obradovic, presbyter Dejan Mandic and deacons Dragan Radic and Zoran Radic. Many believers of the parish of Ljubljana fulfilled this beautiful church. Along with the choir of this church, students of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade brightened up with their liturgical chanting this liturgical gathering. Along with their professors Dr. Nenad Milosevic and Dr. Dragan Karan, these students are paying a visit to the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana. The guests are accompanied by monk Nikodim from the monastery of Saint Paul from Mount Athos.