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.

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Italy to Serbia

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Italy to Serbia
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Italy to Serbia
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Italy to Serbia
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Italy to Serbia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Carlo Lo Cascio, Ambassador of Italy to the Republic of Serbia in the Serbian Patriarchate on 27 November 2018.

Serbian Patriarch receives Hungarian Ambassador to Serbia

Serbian Patriarch receives Hungarian Ambassador to Serbia
Serbian Patriarch receives Hungarian Ambassador to Serbia
Serbian Patriarch receives Hungarian Ambassador to Serbia
Serbian Patriarch receives Hungarian Ambassador to Serbia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Attila Pinter, Ambassador of Hungary to the Republic of Serbia in the Serbian Patriarchat on 27 November 2018.

Patron Saint-day of the Military Base “South”

Patron Saint-day of the Military Base “South”
Patron Saint-day of the Military Base “South”
Patron Saint-day of the Military Base “South”
Patron Saint-day of the Military Base “South”

Saint Stephen of Dechani, Patron Saint of the Military Base “South”, was solemnly celebrated in this base with the Holy Liturgy which was officiated by His Grace Bishop Pahomije of Vranje on 24 November 2018.

The feast-day’s joy was enhanced by chanting of responses by nuns from the monastery of Holy Archangel Stephen and the monastery of Holy Great Martyr Panteleimon, as well as by members of the choir Saint Prohor of Pchinja at Bujanovac.