Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s

Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s
Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s
Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s
Concert in the crypt of the Belgrade St. Sava’s

As part of the Easter Festival, with the blessing of His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, two Church choirs arranged concerts in the crypt of the St. Sava Cathedral in the Belgrade District of Vracar on April 14, 2018.

The Children's Choir of the Serbian Chanting Society “Jedinstvo” from Kotor, Montenegro, performed first, and on this occasion presented its new CD as well. Prior to the performance of the first Paschal hymn, the audience was greeted by Archpriest  Nemanja Krivokapić, parish priest in Kotor and spiritual father of the choir, who expressed his gratitude to Archimandrite Stefan, principal of the Cathedral, because this Belgrade Cathedral was patron of the new music CD of the Children's Choir. The choir was conducted by Ivan Krivokapić.

The Sacred and Divine Liturgy

Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan

Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan
Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan
Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan
Easter Reception at the Residence of the Sarajevo Metropolitan

His Eminence Hrisostom, Metropolitan of Dabar-Bosnia , organized  Easter reception that took place in the residence of the Metropolitanate in Sarajevo on April 12, 2018.

The reception was attended by: Cardinal Mr. Vinko Puljić ,Roman-Catholic Archbishop of Vrh-Bosnia; Husein Kavazovic, Reis-ul-ulema of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Jakub Finci in the name of the Jewish Community of Bosnia-Herzegovina; envoys of the President of the Republic of Srpska and the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the High Representative of the UN Valentin Incko, ambassadors of the Russian Federation, USA, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Egypt, Switzerland, Greece and FYRM, mayors of municipalities, businessmen, representatives of high theological schools and the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Republic of Srpska.

Antipascha: St Thomas Sunday

Some icons depicting this event are inscribed “The Doubting Thomas.” This is incorrect. In Greek, the inscription reads, “The Touching of Thomas.” The Slavonic inscription is, “The Belief of Thomas.” When Saint Thomas touched the Life-giving side of the Lord, he no longer had any doubts.

This day is also known as “Antipascha.” This does not mean “opposed to Pascha,” but “in place of Pascha.” Beginning with this first Sunday after Pascha, the Church dedicates every Sunday of the year to the Lord’s Resurrection. Sunday is called “Resurrection” in Russian, and “the Lord’s Day” in Greek.

A New Serbian Orthodox Monastery coming soon in Tennessee

A New Serbian Orthodox Monastery coming soon in Tennessee
A New Serbian Orthodox Monastery coming soon in Tennessee
A New Serbian Orthodox Monastery coming soon in Tennessee
A New Serbian Orthodox Monastery coming soon in Tennessee

We faithful Orthodox Christians in Tennessee are pleased to announce the formation of a New Serbian Orthodox Monastery. It will be called: “Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow” .

Hieromonk Serafim (Baltic), the Abbot of New Gracanica Monastery, has been hard at work  organizing this Monastic Brotherhood with an anonymous donor and volunteer Monastery workers in Tennessee for the last several months.

Serbian Patriarch receives Apostolic Nuntio

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Luciano Suriani, Apostolic Nuntio to Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 10 April 2018.

High Church medals for SAJ and its commandeer

High Church medals to the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit (SAJ) of the Serbian Ministry of the Internal Affairs and its Commandeer Colonel Spasoje Vulevic.

On the third day of the greatest Christian feast-day – the Resurrection of the Lord, 10 April 2018, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the presence of many believers in the church of Saint Stephen of Dechani at Batajnica, n. Belgrade. On this occasion, the Serbian Patriarch awarded the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit (as a institution) and its Commandeer Colonel Spasoje Vulevic (as an individual) with high Church medals – the Order of Holy King Milutin -for remarkable contribution in building the church of St. Stephen the Decani.