Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Jubilee in Osnabrück

The Serbian Orthodox Church community in Osnabrück (Northwest Germany) is celebrating on Saturday December 12, 2009 two anniversaries: 65 years since the foundation and 50 years since the official registration. On this occasion Diocesan bishop, His Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Europe will visit Osnabrück and at the local church of St. George The Great Martyr will serve the Holy Hierarchal  Liturgy at 10 am.

First ever Pan-orthodox clergy retreat in the West

In April of 2007, His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH invited His Eminence, Metropolitan GERASIMOS, His Grace, Bishop MAXIM and His Grace, Bishop BENJAMIN for the First Ever Meeting of the Canonical Hierarchs on the West Coast. During that meeting, the Hierarchs had a vision of gathering the clergy from the different jurisdictions in a retreat to get to know each other and work toward bringing unity among the Orthodox Christians in the West.

Church slava in Saratoga

On Sunday, November 22nd St. Archangel Michael Church celebrated it's Annual Krsna Slava. But this year Slava was special and unique in several ways.

Firstly, His Grace Bishop Maxim came in full capacity as our diocesan Bishop and served Hierarchical Divine Liturgy along with seven priests including the host Fr. Slobodan Jovic, whom His Grace found worthy to be elevated into the rank of protopresbyter-stavrophor.

Patron Saint's Day of Monastery of Zdrebaonik

The feast day of Saint Arsenius of Srem, the second Serbian Archbishop, whose relics lay in this monastery, was celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and cutting the slava cake at the monastery of Zdrebaonik near Danilovgrad. His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral served with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Konstantin of Middle Europe, Joanikije of Budimlje and Nikshic and Jovan od Dioclea and the priesthood of Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral.