On Sunday, 32nd after the Pentecost, on the feast day of the memory of the Precious Chains of Holy Apostle Paul, on 29 January 2017, His Grace Bishop Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany, led an Eucharistic gathering at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Frankfurt.
The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyters Stojan Barjaktarevic and Simon Turkic, presbyter Miloran Marjanovic and deacon Aleksandar Sekulic.
The solemnity took place in the Solemn Hall of the Military High School (Gymansium), where the rite of blessing Patron’s cake and wheat was performed by archpriest Ilija Smigic, Principal of the church of Holy Gabriel (declared by the Serbian Patriarch as a church serving for students of this secondary school as well) and by Priest, sub-lieutenant Slavnko Papic, catechist in this school, in presence of Fr Nemanja Petrovic, military priest at the Military Academy and archdeacon Radomir Rakic, head-in-chief editor of the Information Service of the Serbian Patriarchate.Captain Marko Marjanovic and Mrs. Desanka Spasojevic were patrons of this solemnity.
The Saint Sava Academy was attended by Serbian Patriarch Irinej, representatives of the Belgrade University and Catholic Faculties of Theology from Ljubljana and Zagreb.
The Feast-day of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop, was celebrated prayerfully in the chapel of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade on 27 January 2017, with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy headed by His Grace Bishop Antonije of Toplica.
The past weekend of 14th and 15th January 2017 in Oregon was very blessed because our Diocesan Bishop His Grace Bishop Maxim visited his flock in Eugene and Portland. Unusual weather conditions coated Portland in Snow and Ice.
The Eucharistic gathering was presided over by His Grace Irinej, Bishop of Novi Sad and Bachka, with the concelebration of Bishop Jovan (Puric) and brotherhood of the Cathedral church.
In his sermon Bishop Irinej pointed out that St. Sava preferred love to Christ to anything else, and multiplied the gifts of the Holy Spirit he was entrusted with while serving to the Lord Jesus Christ. We celebrate him as a saint of the Church of Christ, as a sincere servant of God, being permanently a man of prayer and endeavor, respected as a saint even during his life-time. St. Apostle Paul testified to the true High Priest, and every Bishop should be such – a servant of Christ’s Church, being ready to lay even his life for his spiritual flock. Such a High Priest is St. Sava, said Bishop Dr. Irinej (Bulovic).