In Velika Hoca, near Orahovac, a village slava was solemnly celebrated, the feast day of Venerable Saint Cyriacus the Anchorite and the end of this year's harvest of the grapes. The Divine Liturgy at the courtyard of the church of St. Anne, beside the village school, was served by Their Graces Bishops Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Vicar Jovan of Lipljan with the concelebration of monks and priests of the Diocese.
His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac served on Monday, October 10 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade, with a concelebration of professors of the Faculty. At the end of the Liturgy the Bishop blessed a new beginning of the new academic year and wished students lots of success in further studying.
Studio B - Saturday, October 15 at 20:00 hours . Among the most interesting personalities of the modern Orthodoxy, but also the world of spirituality in general, it is surely Metropolitan of Mesogea and Lavriotiki Mr. Nikolaos Hajinikolau. In Athens he graduated in physics, at the Harvard he mastered astrophysics, and at the Institute for technology in Boston he mastered in mechanical engineering, he got Ph.D. i n biomedical technology at the Harvard medical faculty, he became the master in theology at the Greek Faculty of Theology in Boston, and he got Ph.D. in theology at the Theological Faculty in Thessaloniki. In the States he worked for the NASA, as a consultant for space medicine technology, and at the same time he worked in several hospitals where are new methods for the treatment of coronary diseases are tested. Then he leaves all that and goes to Mount Athos, where after two year's of being a novice, became a monk at the monastery of Simonopetri. He was elected in 2004 for Metropolitan of Mesogea and Lavriotiki.
The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton, Ohio had a special visit on Thursday, October 6th when the Wonderworking and Myrrh-streaming "Hawaiian" Iveron Icon made a visit en route to Pennsylvania. Though the visit was made in the middle of a work day one pulling up to the church and seeing all the cars would have thought it was Pascha. In fact, Reader Nektarios, the caretaker of the icon, in his address to the faithful after the service noted the miracles that have occurred before this icon and the many faithful, an estimated quarter of a million, who have venerated it over the course of a few years. "And everywhere we go," he added, "the churches are filled as if it were Pascha".
Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago area is a regular, and strongest, participant in the annual Christmas gift drive for Foster children organized by Chicago Department of Children and Family Services. Click on the link here to read more about this year’s drive.