Information on the Funeral rite and burial of late Bishop Jeronim


The Diocese of the Backa informs the faithful and public in general that the Divine Liturgy with panichida will be celebrated in the Monastery of Holy Archangels at Kovilj on the Tuesday of the 29th November 2016, beginning at 9 o’clock, and the Funeral rite is to be served at 12 o’clock.

Saint Stephen of Decani and Thanksgiving Day in Cleveland

On Thursday, 24 November 2016, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio.

Bishop Jeronim of Jegar reposed in the Lord


With faith and hope in Resurrection, the Diocese of Backa informs the public that on 24 November 2016, a little after 10 p.m. Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, Vicar of the Bishop of Backa reposed in the Lord.

About time of the service of the funeral and requiem service the public will be notified later.

The Biography of Bishop Jeronim (Mocevic) of Jegar of blessed repose

He was born in Sarajevo on 26 September 1969; it was here that he finished elementary and secondary schools.

He was tonsured in the monastery of Holy Archangels in Kovilj on 21st November 1990, ordained deacon on 27 January 1991, promoted as archdeacon on 26 July 1999. Archdeacon Jerome graduated at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade in 2002, and the next year he was ordained as hieromonk.

Corner-stone for the first Orthodox church in Botswana

Corner-stone for the first Orthodox church in Botswana
Corner-stone for the first Orthodox church in Botswana
Corner-stone for the first Orthodox church in Botswana
Corner-stone for the first Orthodox church in Botswana

The corner-stone for the first Orthodox church in Botswana, a historical event for the Serbian people on the African continent, was laid on October 15th, 2016, exactly 15 days after the celebration of the great jubilee of the people of Botswana, the 50th anniversary of its independence.

Efforts of the Serbian community to do this one year before did not succeed, for technical reasons and problems concerning the legalization of the original plot. By the acquisition of a new plot in Phakalane, a wealthy district of Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, preparations for laying a corner-stone began.

Serbian Patriarch concluded his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church

On November 23rd, 2016, the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, concluded his visit to Moscow, where he participated in the celebrations marking the 70th birthday of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

During the visit to the capital of Russia His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, with his delegation consisting of Bishop Irinej of Backa, Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Archimandrite Isihije and protodeacon Vladimir Rumenic, participated in the conciliar service of the Divine Liturgy and a solemn jubilee act at the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour, and attended the solemn concert in the Hall of the Church Councils as well. Also, a meeting with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was held.

Church Slava in San Marcos, CA

Church Slava in San Marcos, CA
Church Slava in San Marcos, CA
Church Slava in San Marcos, CA
Church Slava in San Marcos, CA

His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese made a canonical visit to the faithful of St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church in San Marcos, California on Sunday, October 23, 2016 the 18th Sunday after Pentecost and the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council.

It was on this Sunday that the parishioners of St. Petka festively celebrated their Church Slava. Concelebrating with His Grace at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy were Protopresbyter Stavrophor Milan Vukovic, retired priest from the San Marcos parish and Protopresbyter Milovan Katanic, parish priest. Also serving were Deacon Vladan Radovanovic, the diocesan deacon and Deacon David-John Williams from the neighboring Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos parish in Orange County. Following the Slava Litiya His Grace blessed the Slava kolach and koljivo with this year's kumovi Momcilo and Emilija Curcic. A festive Slava banquet followed in the church hall.