On Sunday 20th of September the parish of The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos parish in Orange County celebrated its Slava. His Grace Bishop Maxim accompanied by Diocesan Deacon Zoran presided over the day’s festivities with the parish clergy, Fr. Blasko and Deacon David. The day started with the singing of Orthros and the baptism of Zoe, the six-month old daughter of Deacon David and Diakonissa Lauren. Bishop Maxim himself administered the baptism and anointing while all present prayed for the newly illumined. The Holy Liturgy followed with the beautiful singing of the parish choir and concluded with a sermon by His Grace in which he described the Liturgy as a kind of joyous play with God. A large banquet followed the Liturgy with music, dancing and fellowship.
18th Sunday after Pentecost:
The Leave-taking of The Exaltation of the
The Holy Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy
RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE ONE: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure Body; You arose on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your Kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, O You who loves mankind.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received representatives of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) from Baltimore, USA, at the Serbian Patriarchate on Monday, 28 September 2015.
The high delegates of this charity organization exposed the results achieved so-far in the field of helping the needy in today’s difficult living conditions, emphasized the significance of cooperation with the Serbian Orthodox Church and presented some possibilities for improving actions in the area of providing support to people who have been deprived of basic living conditions, particularly in Kosovo and Metohija.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Mr. Axel Dittmann, Ambassador of the Republic of Germany to Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate, on Monday, 28 September 2015.
On the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of the local clergy in the monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord in Milton.