St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas

St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas
St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas
St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas
St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas

St. Simeon Church Fundraiser, Las Vegas, Nevada

On Sunday, November 25th, the parish of St. Simeon in Las Vegas hosted honored guests, the bishop of Western America Bishop Maxim, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica, a large number of priests, professor of the University of Belgrade Dr. Miloš Ković, the representative of Republic of Srpska Mrs. Drina Vlastelić Rajić, and a large number of parishioners and guests from other parishes.

Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative

Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative
Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative
Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative
Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative

Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative

With the blessings of the Episcopal Council and Central Council of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States of America, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America convened a coordinating meeting of Serbian-American organizations and young leaders on Saturday, December 1st, to begin planning for regular Serbian American Leadership Conferences in Washington, DC, following the successful commemoration of the centennial of Woodrow Wilson’s Day of Prayer for Serbia this past July.

Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle

Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle
Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle
Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle
Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle

As stated in the official UNESCO’s report, Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2018.

During the thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage that took place at Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius, from Monday 26 November to Saturday 1 December 2018 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC), it was decided that Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle will enter UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Over the six days, the twenty-four States Members of the Committee, elected by the General Assembly of the 2003 Convention, have discussed a number of issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world. On this occasion, the agenda of the meeting included the issue “Inscriptions on the Lists”, which led to the expansion of the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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

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

The feast-day of the Entry of the Virgin Mary was solemnly celebrated in the monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in Belgrade, where His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy.

Protosyncell Mardarije from the monastery of Saint John the Baptist in Poganovo near Pirot, protopresbyters-staurophors Milovan Glogovac, Dragomir Sando, Aleksandar Sredojevic, Miroslav Radojevic and Petar Damnjanovic, protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon Dragan Tanasijevic concelebrated to the Patriarch.

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.