The Patron-Saint Day of the Entry of the Virgin Mary into the Temple, Vienna

The Patron-Saint Day of the Entry of the Virgin Mary  into the Temple, Vienna
The Patron-Saint Day of the Entry of the Virgin Mary  into the Temple, Vienna
The Patron-Saint Day of the Entry of the Virgin Mary  into the Temple, Vienna
The Patron-Saint Day of the Entry of the Virgin Mary  into the Temple, Vienna

His Eminence Metropolitan Isaac of Germany and Middle Europe (Patriarchate of Antioch) officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Serbian Cathedral church in Vienna on the feast-day of the Entry of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, December 4th, 2018.

The Metropolitan was concelebrated by Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland and the brotherhood of the Cathedral church.

The Patron-Saint Day of the church of the Entry of the Most Holy Virgin Mary into the Temple, Monastery Ostrog

The Patron-Saint Day of the church of the Entry of the Most Holy Virgin Mary into the Temple, Monastery Ostrog
The Patron-Saint Day of the church of the Entry of the Most Holy Virgin Mary into the Temple, Monastery Ostrog
The Patron-Saint Day of the church of the Entry of the Most Holy Virgin Mary into the Temple, Monastery Ostrog
The Patron-Saint Day of the church of the Entry of the Most Holy Virgin Mary into the Temple, Monastery Ostrog

The church of the Entry of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in Ostrog, Montenegro, in which the relics of Saint Basil of Ostrog have been kept, conciliarly and prayerfully celebrated its Patron Saint-day with the Holy Liturgy officiated by Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, with the concelebration of the priesthood and  hieromonks and with the participation of a huge number of the faithful. During the Liturgy Metropolitan Amfilohije ordained monk Nikita as hierodeacon.

Metropolitan blessed the slava bread which was prepared on the occasion of their church slava by the monks of Ostrog in honour of God.

Saint Sebastian's days in Jackson

Saint Sebastian's days in Jackson
Saint Sebastian's days in Jackson
Saint Sebastian's days in Jackson
Saint Sebastian's days in Jackson

Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California, for the fourth time celebrated the feast day of its founder, Saint Sebastian of Jackson, an Apostle of America, in the 2018th year of the Lord, with great joy and love.

Although on a week day, Friday, the church was filled with the faithful from various Orthodox churches and from various places of California, who all desired an encounter with the great man in whom God is well-pleased. Like last year, priests from a few neighboring Serbian and other Orthodox parishes gathered together for Divine Liturgy, but a special joy this year was brought by two guests from afar. One of them was Presbyter Miroslav Andrić from Kraljevo, a city near Žiča Monastery, where Saint Sava, the patron of Jackson’s church, was enthroned and where his archiepiscopal see was, and where Saint Sebastian, its founder, fell asleep in the Lord and reposed on its cemetery from 1940 until 2007.

The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple

According to Holy Tradition, the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple took place in the following manner. The parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anna, praying for an end to their childlessness, vowed that if a child were born to them, they would dedicate it to the service of God.

When the Most Holy Virgin reached the age of three, the holy parents decided to fulfill their vow. They gathered together their relatives and acquaintances and dressed the All-Pure Virgin in Her finest clothes. Singing sacred songs and with lighted candles in their hands, virgins escorted Her to the Temple (Ps. 44/45:14-15). There the High Priest and several priests met the handmaiden of God. In the Temple, fifteen high steps led to the sanctuary, which only the priests and High Priest could enter. (Because they recited a Psalm on each step, Psalms 119/120-133/134 are called “Psalms of Ascent.”)

The beginning of the celebration of the great jubilee in the Diocese of Srem

The beginning of the celebration of the great jubilee in the Diocese of Srem
The beginning of the celebration of the great jubilee in the Diocese of Srem
The beginning of the celebration of the great jubilee in the Diocese of Srem
The beginning of the celebration of the great jubilee in the Diocese of Srem

The capital monograph "Eight centuries of the Serbian Orthodox Church in picture and words" was presented. 

On Thursday, 29 November 2018, on the feast day of Holy Apostle Matthew, upon the blessing of His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Srem and with the hospitality of Director of the Karlovac Grammar School Mr. Radovan Kovacevic, a celebration marking the eight centuries of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Sremski Karlovci and the Diocese of Srem began. 

Promotion of the Slovak translation of "The Prologue of Ohrid“

Promotion of the Slovak translation of "The Prologue of Ohrid“
Promotion of the Slovak translation of "The Prologue of Ohrid“
Promotion of the Slovak translation of "The Prologue of Ohrid“
Promotion of the Slovak translation of "The Prologue of Ohrid“

The magnificent work of Holy Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic "The Prologue of Ohrid" promoted throughout Slovakia

The official promotions of the Orthodox spiritual books in Slovakia are not uncommon, but since, with the help of God, the magnificent work of Holy Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic The Prologue of Ohrid was finally translated into the Slovak language, intended for all ages and intellectual categories regardless of religion. 

Orthodox Educational Magazine for Children - Nativity 2019

Orthodox Educational Magazine for Children - Nativity 2019
Orthodox Educational Magazine for Children - Nativity 2019
Orthodox Educational Magazine for Children - Nativity 2019
Orthodox Educational Magazine for Children - Nativity 2019

The Department of Christian Education of the Eastern American Diocese is delighted to introduce The Nativity, Nativity, Blessed Day, a bilingual educational journal for children.

Comprised of numerous exquisite illustrations, inspiring stories, and an graphic design, the Magazine is designed to convey the beauty of the mystery of the Nativity of Christ to children in a more creative fashion.