Doxology to Archbishop Ambrosios of Peterhof

At the Cathedral church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in Niksic on 7 May 2014, the doxology was served in honour of  the arrival of His Eminence Arcbishop Ambrose of Peterhof, rector of the Saint Petersburg's Spiritual Academy to the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic. 

His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic welcome cordially HIs Eminence Archbishop Ambrose, who came to the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic on the occasion of the feast day of the Resurrection of Christ and forthcoming slava of the Cathedral church of Saint Basil of Ostrog with his associates, professors and students of the St. Petersburg's Spiritual Academy in order to participate in the cultural and spiritual event " Days of Saint Basil of Ostrog"

Feast day of Saint George the Great Martyr in Prizren

The feast day of Saint George the Great Martyr, the church slava of the Cathedral church and the slava of His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren was solemnly celebrated in Prizren. 

Bishop Teodosije celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of a few monks and priests and in the presence of hundred believers. Students of the seminary "Saint Cyrill and Methodius" from Prizren sang responses. Following the Holy Liturgy there was a solem slava procession during which a part of the precious relics of Saint George was carried.  Archimandrite Stefan, abbot of the Zociste monastery held a sermon and  on behalf of all the present he congratulated His Grace Bishop Teodosije his Slava.

Holy Resurrection Cathedral hosts 5th Annual Vrbica Retreat for Children

On Vrbica (Saturday, April 12), the Holy Resurrection Cathedral of Chicago hosted its 5th annual Vrbica children’s retreat. Around 90 children attended this event, which promoted both religion and fellowship among Serbian Orthodox youth.

The day started with a prayer, where all children beautifully recited Oce Nas from memory. Then, participants were separated into age groups and commenced the activities of the day. First, children received religious instruction by all three of our cathedral clergy. Their talks focused on the resurrection of Lazarus and the importance this lesson and why we celebrate Lazarus Saturday.

Holy Resurrection Cathedral hosts inaugural overnight retreat

On the eve of Lazarus Saturday/Vrbica the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago, IL hosted its first annual teen overnight retreat. Six girls attended this event, which provided a good mix of religion, culture, and socialization with friends.

Orthodox Catalans at the Serbian Patriarchate

Orthodox Catalans at the Serbian Patriarchate
Orthodox Catalans at the Serbian Patriarchate
Orthodox Catalans at the Serbian Patriarchate
Orthodox Catalans at the Serbian Patriarchate

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received a delegation of Orthodox Spaniards from the Diocese of Western Europe of the Serbian Orthodox Church, led by protopresbyter-stavrophor Joan García at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 7 May 2014.

The dean of the Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for  Fine Arts and Conservation protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Radomir Popovic was also present as a co-organizer of this visit.