Church School Graduation in Columbus

Church School Graduation in Columbus
Church School Graduation in Columbus
Church School Graduation in Columbus
Church School Graduation in Columbus

On Sunday June 4, 2017, the feast of the Decent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles – Pentecost; following a very festive Divine Liturgy, St. Stevan Church School had a Graduation ceremony for the students.

Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch

Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch
Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch
Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch
Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Mr. Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Parliament of the Russian Federation at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 5 June 2017.

Mr. Volodin expressed gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed the Russian-Serbian relations throughout history up to the present day. The Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guests for the visit, wishing him, his associates and the brotherly Russian people every Divine blessing.

Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar

Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar
Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar
Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar
Descent of the Holy Spirit – patron feast-day of the Diocese and the Cathedral in Mostar

The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Bishops Atanasije and Grigorije. - Dinner with the Mufti of Mostar and representatives of the Islamic community in Mostar and with a Franciscan monk.

The patron feast-day of the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Zaholm and Herzegovina in Mostar was in fact the celebration of all the faitful from the church community in Mostar and of all the members of the Diocese of Zaholm and Herzegovina, as well as of all the Christians all over the world.

Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church

Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church
Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church
Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church
Serbian Patriarch officiated Liturgy in the Belgrade Russain church

On Whit Monday, June 5, 2017, on the occasion of the church patron feast-day - the Desecent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles -  His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Divine Liturgy in the Russian church of the Holy Trinity in Belgrade.

The dean of this church, Protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasjev, head of the Podvorye of the Moscow Patriarchate, as well as  Protopresbyter Valery Mihejev from Munich concelebrated. Next to a great number of Rusian and Serbian faitful from Belgrade and surrounding  towns, the Divine service was followed by a  group of Russian pilgrims from Munich, Germany, who had arrived with their parish priest Fr. Valery to make an one-week pilgrimage to some Serbian monasteries.

Pentecost in Montana

 Pentecost in Montana
 Pentecost in Montana
 Pentecost in Montana
 Pentecost in Montana

On June 3rd, Saturday of Souls, the parish of St. Herman of Alaska in Kalispell Montana experienced the pentecostal joy of receiving our beloved hierarch and arch-pastor, bishop Maxim, for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. 

Being the eve of the great feast of Pentecost, the Liturgy felt doubly festal that day as the faithful of the Flathead Valley gathered in synaxis to pray for our departed and to recall and anticipate the great gift of the Holy Spirit.