Theophany in Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America

Theophany in Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America
Theophany in Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America
Theophany in Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America
Theophany in Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America

When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for, the voice of the Father bare witness unto Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son; and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of His word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and enlightened the worlds, glory be to Thee!

Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon

Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon
Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon
Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon
Bishop Maxim visited Portland, Oregon

The past weekend of 13th and 14th January 2018 at the St. Stephens Archdeacon and Protomartyr Serbian Orthodox Church in Portland, Oregon was very blessed.

 Our Diocesan Bishop His Grace Bishop Maxim visited our Portland parish to join and conduct the celebration of our Parish Slava, which began with a delicious lunch at the house of this year Slava sponsor Momcilo and Ruzica Djurdjevic who hosted our beloved Bishop Maxim. At the evening Fr. Vidoslav the host priest and Episcopal Dean of the Butte Deanery served the Vesper joined by His Grace Bp. Maxim and a lot of parishioners.

Abbot Damascene Visits Montana Mission Communities

Abbot Damascene Visits Montana Mission Communities
Abbot Damascene Visits Montana Mission Communities
Abbot Damascene Visits Montana Mission Communities
Abbot Damascene Visits Montana Mission Communities

From December 11 to 19, 2017, Abbot Damascene of the St. Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California, in the capacity of Episcopal Assistant of Missions, visited the mission communities of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montana. He was accompanied on his trip by Alexey Selishchev, a postulant at the St. Herman Monastery.

Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija

Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija
Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija
Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija
Swimming for the Precious Cross in Ada Ciganlija

With the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, vicar Bishop of the Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Great Martyr George in the Cukarica district of Belgrade.

The Bishop was concelebrated by protoprosbyter-staurophors Caslav Marinkovic and BrankoMitrovic, protopresbyter Vitomir Kostic and some other clergimen. After the rite of the Great blessing of water in the church itself, Bishop Antonije held a sermon.

Christmas in New York

Christmas in New York
Christmas in New York
Christmas in New York
Christmas in New York

The St. Sava Cathedral Community in Manhattan, as its Cathedral is being rebuilt, is temporarily without a home . However, it is neither abandoned nor forgotten thanks to the fraternal love and fellowship offered by the hierarchy, clergy and communities of the Greek and Russian Orthodox Churches in New York City. Again, this year, Christmas was no exception!

On Christmas Eve, January 6, 2018, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the goodness of Archimandrite Chrysostomos (Gilbert), together with his parish community at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Manhattan. Here, the New York City Serbian Cathedral Community was able to celebrate Christmas Eve Services, with over 700 faithful gathered in attendance. The Christmas Eve Vigil was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Irinej, Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Zivojin Jakovljevic, Cathedral Dean, Protopresbyter Aleksa Micich, Protodeacon Milos Zdralic, Diocesan Financial Secretary, and Deacon Jovan Anicic, Diocesan Education Director.