His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated, on Whit Monday, 1 June 2015, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of the Patrons Saint-day of the church at the Representation of the Patriarchate of Moscow in Belgrade - the church of Holy Trinity on Tasmajdan.
1st Sunday after Pentecost:
All Saints; Third Finding of the Honorable
Head of Saint John the Baptist
RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE EIGHT: You descended from on high, O Merciful One! You accepted the three-day burial to free us from our sufferings. O Lord, our Life and Resurrection: Glory to You!
The clergy and parishioners of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown celebrated their Church Slava on Sunday, May 31, 2015, Pentecost Sunday. The clergy and parishioners of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown celebrated their Church Slava on Sunday, May 31, 2015, Pentecost Sunday. Joining the parish priest, Fr. Dragan Goronjic, at the holy altar were V. Rev. Stavrophor Djordje Mileusnic from St. Demetrius Serbian Church in Akron, Ohio and V. Rev. Milovan Katanic from St. George Serbian Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Fr. Djordje delivered the festal homily following the gospel reading and spoke of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, how they preached the good news of the gospel and how all of us are called to do the same with both our words and deeds.
2015 Pentecost weekend at New Gracanica Monastery in Third Lake, IL began on Saturday, May 30th with Duhovske Zadusnice.
The Memorial Divine Liturgy was followed by a General Requiem service for all those who repose at the Monastery cemetery, as well as for the hierarchs, priests, deacons, monastics and laity of our Diocese who were remembered by the Monastery Brotherhood and by their loved ones who were present that day.
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
VERSE: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.
REFRAIN: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.
VERSE: Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the universe.