Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Christmas Festivities in Zagreb

Christmas Festivities in Zagreb
Christmas Festivities in Zagreb
Christmas Festivities in Zagreb
Christmas Festivities in Zagreb

On the great feast of the Nativity of Christ - Christmas, His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana, officiated the holy hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb.

He was concelebrated by the Cathedral clergy.  Along with the faithful people who gathered to celebrate Christmas, the Liturgy was attended by Milan Bandic, Mayor of Zagreb with associates Dusko Lustin, Mrs. Bogdanka Vulpa and Mrs. Jelena Pavicic Vukicevic, Mr. Milorad Pupovac, President of the Serbian People's Council, and Mr. Boris Milosevic, a parliamentary representative of the Serbian national minority. 

Johnstown Slava Celebration

Johnstown Slava Celebration
Johnstown Slava Celebration
Johnstown Slava Celebration
Johnstown Slava Celebration

15 and 16 December 2018, the St. Nicholas parish in Johnstown, PA celebrated their parish Slava (patron saint’s day). 

 The festivities started with the celebration of Great Vespers on the evening of the 15thby the V. Rev. Protosindjel Sava (Medakovic) assisted by the Altar Severer Vasilije Dragovic.  The responses were sung by Bogdan Diener in Byzantine Chant. He was assisted by V. Rev. Milan Dragovic, Danica Wess, Petra Neil, and others.  After Vespers, a large number of the parishioners made their confession in preparation to receive Holy Communion the next day.  These events were followed by a fellowship hour with coffee and Lenten cakes served by Kolo Sisters.

A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England

A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England
A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England
A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England
A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Birmingham and 50 years since the consecration of the Church of the Holy Prince Lazarus in Birmingham, His Holiness Serbia Patriarch Irinej will officiate the solemn holy Liturgy in the magnificent church known as the Birmingham Lazarica the October 7, 2018.

His Holiness Patriarch will be concelebrated by hierarchs of several Orthodox Churches: Archbishop of Great Britain Grigorius, Romanian Archbishop Mark, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and the Bishops Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia and Arsenije of Nis (Serbia) as well as by Andrej of Austria-Switzerland.

Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara

Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara
Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara
Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara
Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Diocese of Temisoara celebrated its patron Saint Ioseph of Timisoara.

The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Lord's Ascension in Timisoara was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Lukian of Budim and administrator of Temisoara, with concelebration of the clergy and hieromonks of the dioceses of Timisoara and Budim. Several church choirs from the Diocese of Timisoara contributed to the solemnity of the event. After the Holy Liturgy, all of them with the clergy and monastics, together with Bishop Lukian made a procession along the city streets.

100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese

100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese
100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese
100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese
100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese

This year, 2018, thousand years since the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese (1018) by the Byzantine emperor Basil II were marked.

The Orthodox canonical Church in the Republic of Macedonia, the Orthodox Ohrid Archdiocese, celebrates the jubilee. The central celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese was held on 29th and 30th September in 2018 in the Stavropegial Monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Nizepolje, Bitola.

Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery

Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery
Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery
Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery
Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery

His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic, visited participants of the children's gathering held in the Dobrilovina Monastery on September 30, 2018, on the feast of the Holy Martyrs Faith, Hope and Love and their mother Sofia.

The Holy Liturgy in this monastery was served as by the clergy of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic. The faithful people of that region attended the holy service together with the youngest participants in the gathering from Bijelo Polje, Mojkovac and Zabljak.