The Serbian christian heritage of America

Meeting of President Vucic and Patriarch Irinej

President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic discussed with His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who was accompanied by the Principal of Saint Sava Cathedral, Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, the head of the project of mosaics creation academician Manana Popov and chief artist of the mosaics in Saint Sava Cathedral Nikolay Muhinabout the progress of works on decorating the national church of the Serbian people.

Belgrade, November 13th, 2018 - The two of them agree that the year of 2019 is of great significance for strengthening Serbian national spiritual and cultural identity and that the celebration of the 800th anniversary of autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church is a jubilee to which special attention should be paid. President Vucic emphasizes that on that occasion the Republic of Serbia would help complete the decoration works on the Cathedral so that it would be decorated with most spacious mosaics in the world.

Church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in the Banjica District of Belgrade consecrated

 The Serbian Patriarch officiated the rite of great consecration of the church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in Belgrade.

Following the consecration of the church, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated during which His Holiness awarded the principal of the Banjica church, presbyter Milan Lazarevic, with a rank of archpriest evaluating his efforts relating to the completion of the church and a parish house.

Statement on the Recent Attack in Thousand Oaks, California

Deeply saddened and profoundly concerned, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America condemns the heinous and murderous shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

Regrettably, it has become all too common for peace to be broken by bloodshed. Nearly one year ago, after the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, we stated, “we witness one more egregious act of hatred and terror. Unfortunately, such sights have become all too familiar in our society; they are the antithesis of love and the worst example for our children of what mankind can be. We are called to rise up in witness of a love that conquers fear and hatred, and to bear witness before society and all civil authorities of the need to eliminate violence.” We are distraught that today the opposite is manifest, and, in this case, even some of the same people were re-victimized.

St. George Church School congregation in Joliet marks 90 years

St. George Church School congregation in Joliet marks 90 years
St. George Church School congregation in Joliet marks 90 years
St. George Church School congregation in Joliet marks 90 years
St. George Church School congregation in Joliet marks 90 years

On Sunday, November 4, 2018 the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Joliet, Illionois celebrated their 90th anniversary.

The Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was officiated by His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwest America with the concelebration of the parish priest V. Rev. Stavrophor Aleksandar Bugarin, V. Rev. Stavrophor Savo Cakardic from the Sava parish in Joliet and Fr. Nikolaj Kostur of Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago, Protodeacon Milovan Gogic and Deacn Nenad Jakovljevic.

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops 
of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Kosovo and Metohija

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops 
of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Kosovo and Metohija
Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops 
of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Kosovo and Metohija
Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops 
of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Kosovo and Metohija
Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops 
of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Kosovo and Metohija

COMMUNIQUE OF THE HOLY ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ON KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

Gathered at the autumn meeting of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, we the Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church headed by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, in these difficult times which our Church and the faithful are facing in Kosovo and Metohija, first of all express our support to His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raška-Prizren, his clergy, monastics and the faithful people of the Diocese of Raška-Prizren in their efforts to persist and remain in Kosovo and Metohija, the heartland of the Serbian Orthodox spirituality and our identity.