Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral

Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral
Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral
Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral
Restoring Hope History & Future - Phase II begins: Rebuilding New York’s St. Sava Cathedral

According to Architect S. Don Zivkovic of Zivkovic & Connolly Architects P.C., Project Executive for the rebuilding effort of the grand and historic landmark church, St. Sava Cathedral in New York City, on Friday, December 22, 2017, the erection of the scaffolding, required for the removal of the severely damaged Caen Stone, is presently under way.

It is expected to be fully in place by our Orthodox Christmas in 2018, after which the Caen-stone removal will commence. Caen is the limestone, which comprised the interior finishing layer of stone of the resplendent Neo-Gothic St. Sava Cathedral.

Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba

Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba
Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba
Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba
Saint Nicholas celebrated in Woolloongabba

On Monday, 18 December 2017, parishioners in Woolloongabba had a blessing and an honour to be visited by His Grace Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand and participated at the Vigil service on the Eve of the Patron Saint-day, the feast day of Saint Nicholas. 

The Vigil service was served by dean of the church protopresbyter Jovan Cvetic. Many parishioners from all parishes of Brisbane and Gold Coast with their priests attended the Vigil service.

Serbian Children's Day in Miami

Serbian Children's Day in Miami
Serbian Children's Day in Miami
Serbian Children's Day in Miami
Serbian Children's Day in Miami

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, immediately following the Divine Liturgy, in the parish of St. Simeon the Myrrhobletes in Miami, Florida, the children together with their instructors from the Sunday School performed a wonderful Christmas Play, which they prepared.

As that particular day was Serbian Children’s Day, when children gift their parents and others, this program - the Manger Scene - was the gift of the children to their parish.

Source: Eastern American Diocese

Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy

Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy
Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy
Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy
Bishop Maxim visits Belgrade Elementary School and Hospital for Cerebral Palsy

Оn December 21, 2017, Bishop Maxim of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America visited the Dr. Dragan Hercog Elementary School and the Special Hospital for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Neurology on Sokobanjska Street, in Belgrade. 

Bishop Maxim was welcomed by excited children with smiles on their faces at the time of their German language class, teachers of the school, the director Mr. Zoran Aleksic and the Head of the Department Tatjana Arežina.

Metropolitan Amfilohije concluded his visit to the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America

Metropolitan Amfilohije concluded his visit to the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America
Metropolitan Amfilohije concluded his visit to the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America
Metropolitan Amfilohije concluded his visit to the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America
Metropolitan Amfilohije concluded his visit to the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America

At the end of this annual canonical visitation to the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America, its administrator His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, had various activities.

The Metropolitan attended the Holy Liturgy which was served by the recently ordained priest Milenko Ralevic and hierodeacon David (Janketic). In the afternoon, the Metropolitan attended the reception given by the Metropolitan Ignatius of Argentina and South America of the Moscow Patriarchate. The Metropolitan was escorted by Bishop Kiril of Dioclea and protodeacons Nikola Radisa and Vladimir Jaramaz. The reception was also attended by Bishop John of Caracas and South America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.