Bishop Maxim visited Eugene and Portland

Bishop Maxim visited Eugene and Portland
Bishop Maxim visited Eugene and Portland
Bishop Maxim visited Eugene and Portland
Bishop Maxim visited Eugene and Portland

The past weekend of 14th and 15th January 2017 in Oregon was very blessed because our Diocesan Bishop His Grace Bishop Maxim visited his flock in Eugene and Portland. Unusual weather conditions coated Portland in Snow and Ice.

The feast-day of St. Sava celebrated in Novi Sad

The feast-day of St. Sava celebrated in Novi Sad
The feast-day of St. Sava celebrated in Novi Sad
The feast-day of St. Sava celebrated in Novi Sad
The feast-day of St. Sava celebrated in Novi Sad

The Eucharistic gathering was presided over by His Grace Irinej, Bishop of Novi Sad and Bachka, with the concelebration of Bishop Jovan (Puric) and brotherhood of the Cathedral church.

In his sermon Bishop Irinej pointed out that St. Sava preferred love to Christ to anything else, and multiplied the gifts of the Holy Spirit he was entrusted with while serving to the Lord Jesus Christ. We celebrate him as a saint of the Church of Christ, as a sincere servant of God, being permanently a man of prayer and endeavor, respected as a saint even during his life-time. St. Apostle Paul testified to the true High Priest, and every Bishop should be such – a servant of Christ’s Church, being ready to lay even his life for his spiritual flock. Such a High Priest is St. Sava, said Bishop Dr. Irinej (Bulovic).

St. Sava celebrated solemnly in Zagreb

St. Sava celebrated solemnly in Zagreb
St. Sava celebrated solemnly in Zagreb
St. Sava celebrated solemnly in Zagreb
St. Sava celebrated solemnly in Zagreb

His Eminence Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana Porfirius presided over the Hierarchal Liturgy in the chapel of the Serbian Orthodox General High School (Gymnaisum).

Concelebrants to the Metropolutan were archpriest-stavrophor Marko Nogi,. prоtоsyncell Veniamin, hieromonk Dionysius from the Kovilj Monastery and deacon Branimir Jokic. The Liturgy was attended by the Zagreb faithful, pupils and teachers of this High School “Katarina Brankovic – Kantakuzina”. The Hierarch blessed the St. Patron’s cake and wheat.

Serbian Royals Honored in NYC

On Thursday, January 17th, 2017 His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America hosted a gathering in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth, who was visiting from Belgrade, together with the Executive Officer of the Princess’ Serbian Foundation, Mr Dragan Babic. Joining them were her nephew, His Royal Highness Prince Dimitri, and Princess Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Ms. India Lily Balfour, as well as Mr. Adam Tatalovich, Pro Personnel Scout under famed NBA Star Vlade Divac for the Sacramento Kings. 

Annual Blessing of the Monongahela River

Annual Blessing of the Monongahela River
Annual Blessing of the Monongahela River
Annual Blessing of the Monongahela River
Annual Blessing of the Monongahela River

The Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission Annual River Blessing of the Monongahela River at the time of Theophany was held in Fairmont, West Virginia on Saturday, January 21, 2017 following the Divine Liturgy. At the conclusion of the service at the riverside, a cross crafted by Sonia Janson was placed in the river.