The Feast of Pentecost in California

On Pentecost Sunday, June 23rd, Holy Trinity Church of Moraga, California, held its Slava with Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Maxim with co-celebrants, Father Vasilije Cvijanovic, pastor of Holy Trinity; Father Dusan Bunjevic; Father Slobodan Jovic, St. Michaels of Saratoga; Father Djurica Gordic, St. John the Baptist of San Francisco; Father Zoran Savic, St. George of Oakland; and special guest Father Stamatis Skliris of Athens, Greece.  Father Skliris delivered a very moving  homily, in Serbian, on the importance and meaning of Pentecost Sunday.  The joyous responses were led by the students from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Saint Peter of Korisha Slava

On Tuesday, June 18th His Grace, Bishop Maxim, Fr. Nicholas Ceko, Dean of St. Steven's Cathedral, Fr. Blasko Paraklis, Priest of the Most Holy Theotokos Mission parish in Orange County, Fr. Jovan Babic, Priest of Christ the Saviour Church in Arcadia, and Fr. Stamatis Skliris from Athens, Greece, together with the faithful celebrated the Feast of St. Petar of Korisha in the Diocesan Residence Chapel in Alhambra, Califorania. 

The Ascension of Jesus - the Patron Saint-day of the City of Belgrade and Ascension Church

The feast-day of the Serbian capital, Belgrade - the Ascension of the Lord was solemnly celebrated also this year. A joyful celebration of the feast day began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, which was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, in the church of the Ascension of the Lord, with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops: Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, Irinej of Australia-New Zealand, and Atanasije of Hvosno, as well as lots of clergy.

Aliqquipa Church Camp Visits Hermitage Parish

The annual church camp held at St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church in Aliquippa, Pennysylvania began their week-long camp on Monday, June 10, 2013. As this year's theme is Icons: Windows to Heaven the parish priest, V. Rev. Stavrophor Stevan Stepanov contacted V. Rev. Milovan Katanic at St. George Serbian Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania to discuss a possible visit to the parish. The St. George parish began a fresco project a few years ago and Prota Stevan wanted to incorporate the visit into their church camp cirriculum.

Seminarians from Prizren visiting Russia

Seminarians from Prizren visiting Russia
Seminarians from Prizren visiting Russia
Seminarians from Prizren visiting Russia
Seminarians from Prizren visiting Russia

Bishop Teodosije with professors and students of the second year of the Seminary visiting Russia

With the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia a group of students and teachers from the Serbian Prizren Theological Seminary in Kosovo and Metohija has been visiting Moscow since June 4. The group is headed by Bishop Theodosije of Raska-Prizren, the rector of the seminary and a member of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The Serbian guests have come to venerate Relics of the Russian Church and to familiarize themselves with Russian culture and history. Their visit has been organized by the Russian Orthodox Church within the framework of the aid program for the Serbian Church on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija.