His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Radko Vlajkov, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in Belbgrade, on March 13, 2017.
Ambassador Vlajkov thanked to His Holiness for the cordial reception, when various matters from the life both in Serbia and Bulgaria were discussed. On his side, the Serbian Patriarch expressed his best wishes for Ambassador’s future activity.
Five Orthodox temples in Croatia have been broken into during the past several days, the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) announced on Friday.
Money was stolen, but no major material damage has been done, a statement released by the SPC Eparchy (diocese) of Dalmatia said. The churches targeted in this way are located in Baljci, Stikovo, Krici, Miocix and Kanjani – in Dalmatia. The police station in Drnis has ascertained that five Orthodox temples were broken into between March 6 and 8, and found that a small amount of money was stolen, but that there was no major material damage. The same SPC diocese reported earlier this week that an Orthodox church in this area of Croatia was vandalized with fascist graffiti.
With blessing of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej and thanks to the benevolence of His Grace Bishop Ignatius of Branichevo, relics of St. Stefan Lazarevic have been brought from monastery Manasija to the church of Ascension of the Lord in Belgrade.
His Grace Bishop Arsenius, Vicar Bishop of His Holiness, prayerfully welcomed the coffin with the relics in the church-yard accompanied by clergy of the Arhdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovci. The acathist in honour of the saintly Despotes Stefan was read in the church in attendance of a huge number of faithful, among whom there were representatives of the Army of Serbia, monastics and many personalities from public and cultural life of the capital city, Belgrade, which St. Stefan Lazarevic established as his capital in the 15th Century.
Proclaiming the faith of the Apostles the faithful of Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia gathered for The procession of Icons celebrating the Sunday of Orthodoxy.
Braving chilly conditions they made procession with their icons lead by Father Milorad Orlic and Radovan Micic chanting the troparion. Upon re-entering the church all the faithful, including children, read the Synodicon and declaration of the faith.
Monastery New Marcha Richfield, OH welcomed clergy and faithful from the Cleveland Deanery on Friday, 3 March 2017 for the Holy Presanctified Liturgy that began at 6 PM.
The Holy Liturgy was served by the Very Rev Protopresbyter Mijoljub Matic from St. Sava Church in Broadview Heights and the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Rev. Dragoslav Kosic from St. Sava Cathedral in Parma.