New Year's reception in Vienna

New Year's reception in Vienna
New Year's reception in Vienna
New Year's reception in Vienna
New Year's reception in Vienna

 

On Monday, 14 January 2013, when the feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated, and the memory of Saint Basil the Great and the New Year according to the Julian calendar, parish priests of the Vienna's church of the Resurrection of Christ, with their parishioners arranged a solemn New Year's reception for friends of the church.

Return from Georgia

Return from Georgia
Return from Georgia
Return from Georgia
Return from Georgia

Delegations of the Ecumenical and Serbian Patriarchates arrived together to Constantinople.

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arranged on 14 January 2013 an audience for the Serbian delegation. On this occasion Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited two significant shrines of the ancient Imperial City – the church of the Most Holy Mother of God -''Pammakaristos'' and the church of the Most Holy Mother of God of Vlacherna.

Liturgy in the Runovic endowment in Prizren

Liturgy in the Runovic endowment in Prizren
Liturgy in the Runovic endowment in Prizren
Liturgy in the Runovic endowment in Prizren
Liturgy in the Runovic endowment in Prizren

Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren celebrated on 13 January 2013 the Divine Liturgy in the church of Saint George (XIV century), the endowment of the Runovic family, in Prizren. This small temple is located just behind the Cathedral church of Saint George, within the complex of the Episcopal palace in Prizren, was burned in 2004 pogrom. All frescoes were burned then, and their restoration was finished couple of months ago. The restaurators from Thessaloniki were engaged and they managed to preserve all frescoes which lost their pigment because of the immense heat in the fire. 

Christmas holidays in Australia

Christmas holidays in Australia
Christmas holidays in Australia
Christmas holidays in Australia
Christmas holidays in Australia

Thousands of faithful Serbs celebrated Christmas holidays in churches of the Serbian Orthodox Church throughout Australia and New Zealand.

On Christmas Eve and the feast day of the Holy Fathers, Bishop Irinej of the
Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand celebrated the Hierarchal Divine
Liturgy in the church of Saint Hierodeacon Stephen in Rooty Hill. On Christmas
Eve, His Grace Bishop Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Sidney’s suburb of
Alexandria.

Nativity Message of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America

- верзија на српком језику -

“But when the fullness of the time had come,
God sent forth His Son, born of a woman,
born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law,
that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
(Gal. 4:4-5)

Dear brothers and sisters,

According to His eternal foreknowledge God determined the time when He will send His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to save us and bless us with every heavenly blessing. And not only this, but to adopt us as sons through Him (Eph. 1:3-5).

Like many generations and generations of Christians over the past two thousand years, you will gather around the icon, the Christmas candle, badnjak, česnica, to celebrate this family holiday. It is our desire that it be done in the most spiritual joy in your homes, but first of all in God's church, in active participation of the services, communing during this fast with the Holy and Divine Mysteries. Only then will you truly celebrate Christmas and experience that unutterable spiritual satisfaction in your hearts, the peace, joy and love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge (Eph. 3:19).