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Glorification of St. Mardarije of Libertyville and All America

Schedule of Events

The upcoming celebration of the canonization and translation of the relics of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and All-America, the first Serbian Orthodox Bishop of America and Canada, scheduled for July 14-16 at Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville, is expected to be a Pan-Orthodox event reflecting our unity in Faith and common witness in this country, the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwestern America announced today.

Leading the liturgical celebrations will be His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, 44th successor of Saint Sava on the holy primatial Throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who will be accompanied by several metropolitans and bishops of the Serbian Church, including all of the five active hierarchs of North and South America.

The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America

The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America
The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America
The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America
The Life of St Mardarije of Libertyville and all America

In light of the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival to North America of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville, and his unselfish and energetic preaching of the Word of God on this continent, the Orthodox Christian publisher Orthodox Lighthouse has prepared a narrative of his life intended for the Orthodox youth of America.

The book The Life of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and all America is offered with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America. Bishop Irinej was extraordinarily joyous when he heard that a book about Saint Mardarije was in preparation. The Serbian text was written by Deacon Jovan Anicic with English translation by Father Aleksa Micich and editions by Bishop Irinej of Eastern America.  Illustrations were the creation of Angeliki Delecha.  This gifted illustrator from Greece succeeded with her array of colors and great precision to fully depict the life of our Saint Mardarije. The book is available in the Serbian and English languages.

First Belgrade Choral Society in Himmelsthür

First Belgrade Choral Society in Himmelsthür
First Belgrade Choral Society in Himmelsthür
First Belgrade Choral Society in Himmelsthür
First Belgrade Choral Society in Himmelsthür

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and under the patronage of His Grace Bishop Sergije of Frankfurt and All Germany, the solemn concert of the First Belgrade Choral Society was held in the monastery of the Dormition of The Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelsthür.

The Town of Zababdeh

The Town of Zababdeh
The Town of Zababdeh
The Town of Zababdeh
The Town of Zababdeh

To the north of the West Bank and 15 km to the south-east of the City of Jenin, lies the town of Zababdeh or al-Zababida. The history of this small town dates back to no longer than two centuries. The first people who inhabited this land had fled their countries due to the oppression they suffered at that time.

The city of Tubas

Tubas is a Palestinian city a few kilometers to the west of the Jordan River. Its history dates back to the Canaanite era, that`s when it was originally named ‘Tuba Syoys’ which translates ‘shining star’. Tubas is also mentioned in the Book of Judges (Chapter 9) in the Old Testament under the name ‘Thebez’, when the ruler of Shechem at that time King ‘Abimelech‘ fled from Shechem after destroying it and killed its citizens.

The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta

The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta
The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta
The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta
The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta

This event was in honor of the Feast of St. Cyril and Methodius, the two holy brothers who were Byzantine Christian theologians and Christian missionaries to the Slavic people. The Cyrillic Day was organized for the first time on May 21, 2017, here in Atlanta. It took place in the central library for Gwinnett County in Lilburn (the same city where we are building our Serbian church).