Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle

Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle
Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle
Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle
Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle

On September 23 and 24, 2017, on 16th Sunday after Pentecost, His Grace Bishop Maxim visited both Parishes in Seattle: The Holy Protection of the Theotokos in South Park and St. Sava Parish in Issaquah.

On Saturday evening, Bishop Maxim officiated at the Great Vespers Service at the Church of Holy Protection, together with local priest Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, Fr. Zoran Aleksic from St. Sava Church, and the Diocesan Deacon Vladan Radovanovic.  After the Vespers, parishioners prepared a dinner and a warm welcome for their Bishop.

Archbishop Ieronymos II: Kosovo and Metohija are Serbian Acropolis

Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vulin, who is on a two-day visit to Greece, met with Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece and on that occasion he thanked the Greek Orthodox Church for the support that it had been giving to the preservation of Serbian identity and Orthodoxy on Kosovo and Metohija.

Archbishop Ieronymos says that Kosovo and Metohija are “the Serbian Acropolis”, emphasizing that wherever the voice of the Greek Orthodox Church is heard, and it is heard very far and it is very influential, and consequently it will repeat that Kosovo and Metohija are Serbian and that all holy places in Kosovo and Metohija are Serbian.

President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch

President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch
President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch
President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch
President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received in an audience President of Greece Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Serbian Patriarchate on 3 October 2017.

President Pavlopoulos expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on cordial and brotherly audience during which they talked about current challenges that facing the Serbian and Greek people. Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guest for the visit and paid respect, wishing him all good from God. The audience was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Greece in Belgrade His Excellency Mr. Ilias Iliadis, associates of the Greek president and deacon Aleksandar Prascevic, PhD, chief of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch.

Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)

Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)
Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)
Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)
Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)

Serbian Patriarch Irinej introduced Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic) into the throne of the bishops of Dalmatia.

On Sunday, 1 October 2017, on the day of Saint Eumenius of Gortin and Holy Martyr Aryadna, before the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Ascension of the Most Holy Mother of God in Sibenik, the newly nominated Bishop Nikodim of Dalmatia presented his Confession of Orthodox faith by answering questions put by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and hierarchs. Priests, monks and pious people assembled in the prayer, were listening admiringly to the new bishop and spiritual teacher how precisely he exposed the doctrine of the Orthodox Church.

Patriarch Theodoros II - guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross

Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross
Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross
Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross
Patriarch Theodoros II -  guest of the Constantine’s City on the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross

On the feast-day of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, in the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa and His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Arsenije Bishop of Nis celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Helen.

Addressing lots of the faithful, His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II, talking about the feast day and the city in which he wass, he emphasized that the Cross has always been and forever he will remain a symbol of love. – Under this Cross my children: Serbians, Greeks and African people fought for freedom, and hence it will remain a symbol of victory, Patriarch Theodoros said and with special  words thanked the Serbian Patriarch, Bishop Arsenije and the people of Nis for the warm welcome.

Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis

Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis
Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis
Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis
Solemn welcome of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria in Nis

His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa arrived in Nis in the evening on 26 September 2017. A doxology in his honour was held in the Cathedral church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.

His Beatitude, accompanied by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and the delegation of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Serbian Orthodox Church, was solemnly welcomed by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis with many priests, representatives of the City and the Armed Forces of Serbia, as well as by the faithful people of the imperial Nis and the Diocese of Nis.