Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka

Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka
Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka
Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka
Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka

On June 24, 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Princess Olga Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.

His Holiness was assisted by a great assembly of bishops and clergy including high church officials and representatives of the Patriarchate of Antioch, the Orthodox Churches of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Serbia, and the Czech Lands of Slovakia. His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa and His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica participated on behalf the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Consecration of Bishop Electus Kiril of Dioclea

The consecration of Archimandrite MSc Kiril Bojovic, Bishop Electus of Dioclea, will be performed at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica on Sunday, July 31st, 2016.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, will officiate the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy together with many Hierarchs of the Serbian Church beginning at 8 a.m. The rite of proclamation will be performed also at the Church of the Resurrection of Christ on the previous day, Saturday of July 30th, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Message of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

MESSAGE 
of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church
to the Orthodox people and to all people of good will

To God, "the Father of mercies and all comfort," we address a hymn of thanksgiving and praise for having enabled us to gather during the week of Pentecost (18-26 June 2016) on Crete, where the Apostle Paul and his disciple Titus preached the Gospel in the early years of the life of the Church. We give thanks to the Triune God who was well pleased that in one accord we should bring to a conclusion the work of the Holy and Great Council that was convoked by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch. Bartholomew by the common will of their Beatitudes the Primates of the local Orthodox Autocephalous Churches.

Scientific Conference in Podgorica: Saint John Vladimir and his place in Serbian history, culture and spirituality

In the laura of Saint Symeon the Myrrhgusher in Nemanja’s town Podgorica a scientific conference with the theme “Saint John Vladimir and his place in Serbian history, culture and spirituality” was held on 2 July 2016.

The conference on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the Martyr’s death was organized by the newly founded Institute for Serbian Culture from Niksic. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije spoke on the topic “Saint John Vladimir above East and West”.

Ordination of Deacon Zoran Aleksic to the Holy Priesthood

Ordination of Deacon Zoran Aleksic to the Holy Priesthood
Ordination of Deacon Zoran Aleksic to the Holy Priesthood
Ordination of Deacon Zoran Aleksic to the Holy Priesthood
Ordination of Deacon Zoran Aleksic to the Holy Priesthood

Axios and many years to Deacon Zoran Aleksic, who was ordained to the holy priesthood on June 6th, 2016 by His Grace Bishop Maxim during the Heirarchical Divine Liturgy held at Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California.

Also concelebrating the Liturgy were Very Rev. Nicholas Ceko, Dean of the Cathedral, Rev. Norman Kosanovich, Assistant Priest, Rev. Milan Unkovic, parish priest at the Saint Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church in Las Vegas, and Deacon Paul Germain from the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego.