Vladika’s First Canonical Visit, Our New Parish Priest and the Extraordinary Assembly

By God’s mercy, last Sunday November 27, 2016, our newly enthroned Bishop, His Grace Bishop Mitrophan, paid his first canonical visit to our parish.

In the presence of many of our parishioners, His Grace co-celebrated the Hierarchal Holy Liturgy with our Fr. Vasilije Tomic, Fr. Milutin Veljko of St. Sava’s parish in Toronto, and with the newly arrived Fr. Vladimir Vranic of the Cathedral Church of St. Archangel Michael in Belgrade.

Saint Sava Jackson Celebrates Feast of St. Sebastian

Saint Sava Jackson Celebrates Feast of St. Sebastian
Saint Sava Jackson Celebrates Feast of St. Sebastian
Saint Sava Jackson Celebrates Feast of St. Sebastian
Saint Sava Jackson Celebrates Feast of St. Sebastian

On November 26th and 27th, the faithful of St. Sava Jackson gathered to commemorate the founders of the parish and the Feast of St. Sebastian of Jackson and San Francisco.

The two-day event began with Great Vespers on Saturday evening.  At the invitation of His Grace Bishop Maxim, His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin (OCA, San Francisco) attended the service which was led by Fr. Stephen Tumbas.  Following vespers, the clergy with their wives and the bishops dined at the National Hotel.

Funeral rite and burial of the Bishop Jeronim of Jegar

Funeral rite and  burial of the Bishop Jeronim of Jegar
Funeral rite and  burial of the Bishop Jeronim of Jegar
Funeral rite and  burial of the Bishop Jeronim of Jegar
Funeral rite and  burial of the Bishop Jeronim of Jegar

Monastery of Holy Archangels in Kovilj was a place of a gathering of bishops, priests and monks, not only of the Serbian Orthodox Church but also from other local Orthodox Churches, relatives, friends, admirers of Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, as well as of the faithful people from all parts of Backa (photo gallery).

His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan officiated the Holy Funeral Liturgy with the concelebration of Metropolitans Kirill of Eritrea and Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and seventeen bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Archimandrite Gervasios visited the Serbian Patriarchate

Archimandrite Gervasios visited the Serbian Patriarchate
Archimandrite Gervasios visited the Serbian Patriarchate
Archimandrite Gervasios visited the Serbian Patriarchate
Archimandrite Gervasios visited the Serbian Patriarchate

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Archimandrite Gervasios Pantopoulos and his associates from the Diakonia for aid to the poor and the imprisoned on 25 November 2016.

This great friend of the Serbian people, who had been some time earlier awarded with the order of Saint Sava of the Second Degree, visited for the first time the imprisoned in Serbia and brought a donation and gifts for the poorest prisoners in the District Prison in Belgrade.

Letter of condolences of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk expresses condolences regarding the demise of Bishop Jeronim

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent a condolence letter to Bishop Irinej of Backa over the demise of Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, a vicar of the Backa diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The letter reads as follows:

Defence Minister visits Serbian Patriarch

Defence Minister visits Serbian Patriarch
Defence Minister visits Serbian Patriarch
Defence Minister visits Serbian Patriarch
Defence Minister visits Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Zoran Djordjevic at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.