Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci

Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci
Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci
Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci
Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Kucanci

In the birthplace of Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose, some two thousand people from several dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church gathered in the morning hours on the feast day of Saint George, November 16, 2019, to participate in the solemn act of consecrating the Holy Apostles church at Kucanci (photo gallery).

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, arrived, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Slavonia and other hierarchs, arrived in the churchyard, where the ceremonial gauntlet consisted of the Guardians of the Tomb of Christ, women dressed in Slavonian folk costume, pious people from the Diocese of Slavonia with clergy, monastics and guests from all over Serbia.

President Trump congratulates Diocese of Eastern America

The President of the United States of America offered his congratulations in a letter of April 14, 2019 to the Diocese of Eastern America, which is headed by His Grace Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic), on the 800th Anniversary of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.     

“Dear Friends, Melania and I send our warmest greetings to the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America in celebration of your 800th Anniversary.” The President continued by noting: “We are grateful for the many years your Diocese has served it people.”  

Central celebration of the jubilee of 800th anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Zica Monastery

This year we were greeted by the light of a great event that encircles eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

On this occasion, the central jubilee celebration was held at the Zica Monastery on October 6, 2019. The ancient endowment (foundation) of our illustrious ancestors Nemanjics welcomed this event in an unbearable beauty that hasn’t been put out by flames and bombs of invaders who have been trying for centuries to extinguish the candle of faith that was lit in the soul of a Serb by the our god-father Sava eight centuries ago.

50th Anniversary of the Consecration, 1969-2019, St. George Church in San Diego, California

50th Anniversary of the Consecration, 1969-2019, St. George Church in San Diego, California
50th Anniversary of the Consecration, 1969-2019, St. George Church in San Diego, California
50th Anniversary of the Consecration, 1969-2019, St. George Church in San Diego, California
50th Anniversary of the Consecration, 1969-2019, St. George Church in San Diego, California

A jubilant celebration took place at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, San Diego, CA, on Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th

A festive gathering of parishioners, supporters and friends with their Hierarch, visiting and local clergy in honor of the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego, CA, took place on August 3rd and 4th of this year.

Remembrance Day of the Victims and Exiles of the Serbs in the Operation “Oluja” (Storm)

Remembrance Day of the Victims and Exiles of the Serbs in the Operation “Oluja” (Storm)
Remembrance Day of the Victims and Exiles of the Serbs in the Operation “Oluja” (Storm)
Remembrance Day of the Victims and Exiles of the Serbs in the Operation “Oluja” (Storm)
Remembrance Day of the Victims and Exiles of the Serbs in the Operation “Oluja” (Storm)

The central state event to commemorate the Remembrance Day of All Victims and Exiles of the Serbs in the Croatian armed operation "Storm" was held on August 4, 2019 in the Krusedol Monastery in Fruska Gora, Syrmium.

The parastasis rite for the repose of souls of the victims was served by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the prayerful presence of the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, President of the Republic Srpska Zeljka Cvijanovic, Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic, prime minister of the Republika Srpslka, ministers in both governments, high representatives of the governments and national assemblies of the Republic of Serbia and Republika Srpska, political representatives of the Serbs from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia and Northern Macedonia, representatives of the Serbian Armed Forces, members of associations for promoting  traditions of Serbian liberation wars and a huge number of citizens.