Boat-church sets off for annual Siberian missionary trip

Priests, doctors, and social workers have teamed up again for a unique mission trip along the Ob River in central Russia.

The missionaries plan to visit 45 remote settlements in this 23rd annual voyage of the Apostle Andrew the First- Called missionary ship, reports Vesti Novosibirsk. The clergy meet with Orthodox faithful in the lightly-populated areas who are in need of spiritual support and Church Sacraments. The initiative for organizing the missionary voyages belongs to the Church.

Four centuries of the Church at Vrbnica, Dalmatia

Four centuries of the Church at Vrbnica, Dalmatia
Four centuries of the Church at Vrbnica, Dalmatia
Four centuries of the Church at Vrbnica, Dalmatia
Four centuries of the Church at Vrbnica, Dalmatia

Bishop Nikodim:  “Let's gather around the holy churches that our noble ancestors built in almost impossible conditions and left us as a testament!”

On the occasion of the celebration of the four centuries of existence of the church of the Translation of the relics of Saint Nicholas, Their Grace  Bishops: Longin of Novogranica and Midwestern America, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac and Nikodim of Dalmatia, celebrated the Divine  hierarchal Liturgy on 11 August 2019.

Statement of the Meeting of the Heads of the Christian Churches in Damascus

Mor Aphrem Monastery, Maarat Saydnaya – August 12, 2019

Monastery of St. Aphrem the Syrian –Maarat Saydnaya hosted the Patriarchs' meetings:  His Holiness Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Patriarch John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and His Beatitude Patriarch Joseph Absi Greek Catholic Melkite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem, with the presence of His Eminence Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio in Syria and the participation of the heads of the Christian Churches in Damascus.

Memory Service for the murdered children at Gorazdevac

Memory Service for the murdered children at Gorazdevac
Memory Service for the murdered children at Gorazdevac
Memory Service for the murdered children at Gorazdevac
Memory Service for the murdered children at Gorazdevac

16 years passed since the suffering of Serbian children at Gorazdevac by August 13, 2019.

Ivan Jovicic and Panto Dakic were killed by automatic weapons while swimming in the rural Bistrica River during a summer holyday. Four more children were seriously injured. No perpetrators were found and legal investigation process was suspended in 2010. On 13 August 2003, Ivan Jovovic (19) was killed on the spot, while the 12-year-old Panto Dakic died in hospital in Pec. Bogdan Bukumiric (14), Djordje Ugrenovic (20), Marko Bogicevic (12) and Dragana Srbljak (13) were seriously injured.

Saint Elijah Slava Celebration in Warren

Saint Elijah Slava Celebration in Warren
Saint Elijah Slava Celebration in Warren
Saint Elijah Slava Celebration in Warren
Saint Elijah Slava Celebration in Warren

With the grace of our merciful God and with the Archpastoral blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on Sunday, August 4th, our Church celebrated St. Elijah, our patron saint.

We were blessed to have with us His Grace Bishop Irinej, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Djordje Mileusnic, former priest of St. Elijah; Rev. Protodeacon Jovan Anicic; Rev. Deacon Mark Resanovich from St George in Canton OH, and Rev. Presbyter Vedran Grabic, our parish priest. All of our neighbors joined us in the celebration of our patron saint. Members of Saint George in Hermitage and both Holy Trinity parishes of Youngstown decided to close their Churches to be together.

Ten years of Episcopal Ministry of Bishop Ilarion of the Timok

Ten years of Episcopal Ministry of Bishop Ilarion of the Timok
Ten years of Episcopal Ministry of Bishop Ilarion of the Timok
Ten years of Episcopal Ministry of Bishop Ilarion of the Timok
Ten years of Episcopal Ministry of Bishop Ilarion of the Timok

On the tenth day of August of the year of the Lord 2014, history of the God-guarded Diocese of the Timok was recorded in golden letters.

On that day, when our Holy Church offers prayers to the memory of Deacons Prohor, Nikanor, Timon and Parmen, decision of the Holy Bishops' Assembly was implemented, taken in May of the same year, by which Very Venerable archimandrite Ilarion (Golubovic) was elected Bishop of the Timok area  (Eastern Serbia), as former abbot of the Monastery of St. Nicholas at Bukovo.

Memory services for the souls of victims all over the Slavonia Diocese

Memory services for the souls of victims all over the Slavonia Diocese
Memory services for the souls of victims all over the Slavonia Diocese
Memory services for the souls of victims all over the Slavonia Diocese
Memory services for the souls of victims all over the Slavonia Diocese

Throughout the Diocese of Slavonia, memory prayer services for the killed by the Ustashas in 1942 were peformed. Prayer gatherings took place in Kusonje, Japaga, Branesci, Dereza and Tornj.

On August 13, 1942, the Orthodox Serbs of the Slavonian town of Kusonje were taken by the Ustashas and brought into the church of St. Great Martyr George, from where most of the martyrs were taken to two nearby wells to be bestially killed and thrown into them. Several Serbs were imprisoned in the church itself, which was then burned down.