On Thursday, January 17th, 2017 His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America hosted a gathering in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth, who was visiting from Belgrade, together with the Executive Officer of the Princess’ Serbian Foundation, Mr Dragan Babic. Joining them were her nephew, His Royal Highness Prince Dimitri, and Princess Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Ms. India Lily Balfour, as well as Mr. Adam Tatalovich, Pro Personnel Scout under famed NBA Star Vlade Divac for the Sacramento Kings.
The Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission Annual River Blessing of the Monongahela River at the time of Theophany was held in Fairmont, West Virginia on Saturday, January 21, 2017 following the Divine Liturgy. At the conclusion of the service at the riverside, a cross crafted by Sonia Janson was placed in the river.
Meeting of the clergy of the Chicago Deanery of the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwest America held at St. George Serbian Church in Schererville, IN January 17, 2017
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwest America a meeting of the clergy of the Chicago Deanery on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Fifteen clergy took part in the meeting led by Bishop Longin. Those present were: V. Rev. Stavrophor Nedeljko Lunich, Dean of the Chicago Deanery,V. Rev. Stavrophor Bogdan Zjalic, retired priest from Chisholm,V. Rev. Stavrophor Dennis Pavicevich, from St. Nicholas Church in Brookfield, V. Rev. Stavrophor Savo Bosanac, from St. John the Baptist in Bellwood,V. Rev. Stavrophor Milos Vesin, from St. Archangel Michael in South Chicago-Lansing,V. Rev. Stavrophor Luka Lukic, from St. Simeon the Myrrhflowing in South Chicago,V. Rev. Stavrophor Ilija Balach, spiritual father at Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Monasteyr in New Carlisle,V. Rev. Stavrophor Marko Matic, from St. Sava in Merrillville,V. Rev. Stavrophor Savo Cakardic, from St. Sava Church in Joliet,V. Rev. Dobrivoje Milunovic, the host priest from St. George in Schererville, V. Rev. Darko Spasojevic, dean of the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, V. Rev. Aleksandar Novakovic, from St. Elijah Cathedral in Merrillville, Protonamesnik Aleksandar Savic, from St. George in Indiana Harbor, Fr. Nikolaj Kostur, from St. George in Joliet. Absent were V. Rev. Dragan Petrovic, from St. Nicholas in Indianapolis, Protonamesnik Radovan Jakovljevic, from Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, Fr. Vasilije Vranic, from Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, Fr. Vladimir Lange, from Sts. Petera and Paul in South Bend, Deacon Nenad Jakovljevic, from St. George in Joliet and visiting clergy Fr. Petar Isailovic from the Milwaukee Deanery.
On Friday, January 20th, 2017, when our Church prayerfully celebrates the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana served its Patron Saint-day.
Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, at the Cathedral church of Holy Transfiguration in Zagreb, with the concelebration of Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac and Metropolitan Porfirije, as well as Archimandrite Nikodim (Kosovic), heugomen of the monastery of Krka and the brotherhood of the Cathedral church.