Festive procession with relics of St. Spyridon held on Corfu in honor of defeat of Turks

Festive procession with relics of St. Spyridon held on Corfu in honor of defeat of Turks
Festive procession with relics of St. Spyridon held on Corfu in honor of defeat of Turks
Festive procession with relics of St. Spyridon held on Corfu in honor of defeat of Turks
Festive procession with relics of St. Spyridon held on Corfu in honor of defeat of Turks

A great annual tradition was again honored on the Greek island of Corfu on Sunday, in celebration of a miracle worked by the island’s patron saint more than 300 years ago.

The Divine Liturgy in honor of St. Spyridon was celebrated in the morning, followed by a procession throughout the old city of Kerkyra with his holy relics. The holy march was led by His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Corfu, Paxos, and the Diapontian Islands, together with five other metropolitans from the Church of Greece, reports Romfea.

Bishop Fotijе: A Hymn to the Eighth Day

The Publishing House of the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla “Sinai” has published a collection of poems under a general title “A Hymn  to the Eighth Day” written by Serbian Bishop of Bijeljina and Zvornik-Tuzla Fotije.

The collection contains 136 poems depicting blessings and gravities of human existence, starting from the praise to the One Who is and proceeding to reflecting on illnesses and passions we are subject to, from the verses about the fathers who gave us  lessons of life and going further to exhortations to  the diocesan faithful who are thirsting for seeing God in the face of man, from the plagues of  troubled times in which the harvest suffers to the joy of the nature that surrounds us, from reminiscences of student days to the memory of the Kingdom to come.

Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy on St. Panteleimon’s Day

Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy on St. Panteleimon’s Day
Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy on St. Panteleimon’s Day
Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy on St. Panteleimon’s Day
Serbian Patriarch celebrated Liturgy on St. Panteleimon’s Day

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated on 9 August 2019, on the occasion of the patron saint day, the Holy hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Holy Martyr and Healer Panteleimon in Mirijevo, Belgrade suburb.

The archpriests-stavrophors Dragan Stanisic, Tode Jeftenic and Nedeljko Bozic, archpriests Milenko Karan and Milos Micic, hieromonk Amvrosije (Vesic), priest Arsen Milovanovic, protodeacons Radomir Percevic and Stevan Rapajic as well as deacons Dragan Tanasijevic and Nikola concelebrated.

The 100th anniversary of the church in Lapovo

The 100th anniversary of the church in Lapovo
The 100th anniversary of the church in Lapovo
The 100th anniversary of the church in Lapovo
The 100th anniversary of the church in Lapovo

The Holy hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by  Bishop Jovan of Sumadia on August 11, 2019 on  the 100th anniversary of the consecration of St. Paraskeva church in Lapovo, Serbia.

Among the priests who served with the Bishop were retired parish priests of Lapovo, archpriests-stavrophors Srboljub Markovic and Milenko Stikic, as well as a retired Belgrade priest, protoresbyter-stavrophor Milan Radovanovic, a native of Lapovo.

Serbian Bishop Niakanor celebrated in Timisoara

Serbian Bishop Niakanor celebrated in Timisoara
Serbian Bishop Niakanor celebrated in Timisoara
Serbian Bishop Niakanor celebrated in Timisoara
Serbian Bishop Niakanor celebrated in Timisoara

On the eighth Sunday after Pentecost, August 11, 2019, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop of Buda (Hungary) and the administrator of Timisoara, the Holy hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral Church in Timisoara was celebrated by His Grace Nikanor, Bishop of Banat.

The clergy of the dioceses of Timisoara, Buda and Banat concelebrated in the prayerful presence of Bishop Lukian.

Joint Statement by the Leaders of the Christian Churches in Damascus

A joint statement was issued today, Monday, August 12, after the meeting of the Leaders of the Christian Churches in Damascus.

In particular, Patriarch John X of Antioch, the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Ignatius Aphrem II, and the Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church of Antioch, Youssef Absi, met at the Monastery of Saint Ephraim the Syrian, in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, Mario Zenari.

Shadeland End of Camp Celebration and Slava 2019

Shadeland End of Camp Celebration and Slava 2019
Shadeland End of Camp Celebration and Slava 2019
Shadeland End of Camp Celebration and Slava 2019
Shadeland End of Camp Celebration and Slava 2019

On Saturday August 3, 2019, honoring the Venerable Mother Angelina of Krushedol, the campers of Shadeland Camp celebrated the Shadeland Patronal Feast—Slava.

The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Irinej, with concelebration of diocesan clergy. The choir of campers with their angelic voices beautified the service by singing responses. Over the past several years, the campers and their teachers have shown their great diligence in practicing various liturgical compositions, and do so with inherent ease in a short period of time, "that with gratitude in their hearts they may sing to God" (Col. ‪3:16‬).