Patriarch Irinej Departs Belgrade for Canonization of St. Mardarije



His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, departed Belgrade this morning and is enroute to the United States where he will preside over the sacred festivities of the canonization of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville this weekend, the Diocesan Office announced this morning.



Prior to boarding the direct AirSerbia flight to New York, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej said: 

"We joyously anticipate the upcoming celebration of the canonization of St. Mardarije of Libertyville, the first Serbian Orthodox bishop of America and Canada, and sharing in this great spiritual jubilee of our Church and spiritual children in America."

Patriarch Irinej is accompanied by Protodeacon Dr. Damjan Bozic.



Wedding of Prince Djordje and Princess Fallon Karadjordjevic

Wedding of Prince Djordje and Princess Fallon Karadjordjevic
Wedding of Prince Djordje and Princess Fallon Karadjordjevic
Wedding of Prince Djordje and Princess Fallon Karadjordjevic
Wedding of Prince Djordje and Princess Fallon Karadjordjevic

Church ceremony at Oplenac and reception at White Palace

His Royal Highness Prince Djordje Karadjordjevic and Miss Fallon Rayman were joined in holy matrimony at St. George’s Church in Oplenac on Saturday, 15 July 2017. This was followed by a reception at the White Palace. The wedding was officiated by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija.

Moscow Patriarchate in the USA launches online Orthodox radio

The diocese of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA (Moscow Patriarchate) has launched a new online Orthodox radio station, according to the diocesan site.

The streaming station “Salvation” represents a new missionary outreach of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, featuring news of the Russian Orthodox Church, lives of the saints, Church feasts, liturgical music, homilies, lectures, and live discussions, among other materials. The station, unveiled with the blessing of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in America, is intended as a missionary, catechetical, and educational tool for the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church living in America and elsewhere.

Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast

Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast
Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast
Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast
Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast

The Patron Saint-day of Saints Peter and Paul Monastery was marked on 12 July 2017 with a Holy Hierarchal Liturgy officiated by Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina with the concelebration of Bishop Atanasije, abbots of  Tvrdos, Zitomislic and Duga Njiva monasteries, priests of the Diocese and in the presence of many believers.

The celebration of the monastery's patronal feast was continued with a traditional Vesper service and the Holy Liturgy at the Paul's cave. Fathers Benedict - abbot of St. Michael the Archangel Monastery at Prevlaka, Nektarije - abbot of the Duga Njiva monasterz and hieromonk Dimitrije from Tvrdos.

Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family

Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family
Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family
Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family
Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family

On Sunday June 25th, our St Petka kolo hosted an official welcome for our new parish priest V. Rev Father George Veselinovich, Protinica Karen and their daughter Alexa. A large table of delicious posno appetizers and desserts awaited the parish family and congregation after Liturgy. Pamela Matejevich, Kolo President, welcomed those in attendance and thanked both the Kolo Sisters and the St. Nicholas Outreach Committee jointly for making the day a success with fine food and decorations. Protinica Karen then spoke to those gathered saying thank you to the parish for their hospitality and warm welcome!