Vienna: Bishop Andrej visits Metropolitan Arsenios

His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland visited His Eminence Metropolitan Arsenios (Ecumenical Patriarchate) in Vienna on 11 August 2014. 

Hierarchs discussed about actual topics of the Orthodox Church in this region of the Orthodox diaspora, at the Metropolitan's residence in Vienna. Metropolitan Arsenios and Bishop Andrej exchanged views on the mutual mission and cooperation. The most important topic of the talks was the cooperation at the Orthodox Episcopal Conference of Austria. 

Consecration and the enthronement of Bishop Ilarion of Timok

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch performed the rite of consecration during the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, and introduced Bishop Ilarion, the former head of the Monastery of Bukovo to the throne of Bishops of Timok at the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zajecar.

At the Divine Liturgy His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Their Graces Bishops: Justin of Zica, Policarp of Belogradcisce (Bulgarian Patriarchate), Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Marko of Bregalnica and Antonije of Moravica, then, archimandrites, elected bishops Arsenije of Toplica and Jeronim of Jegar, as well as protopresbyter-stavrophor Anastasios Koropulu, dean of the church of Holy Apostle Thomas in Athens. Also, many monks and priests from other Local Orthodox Churches concelebrated. Their Graces Bishop Irinej of Backa, Pahomije of Vranje, David of Krusevac and elected Bishop Jovan of Slavonia prayerfully participated in the Liturgy.

Proclamation of Bishop Ilarion of Timok

Proclamation of Bishop Ilarion of Timok
Proclamation of Bishop Ilarion of Timok
Proclamation of Bishop Ilarion of Timok
Proclamation of Bishop Ilarion of Timok

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the rite of the proclamation of the elected Bishop of Timok, Archimandrite Ilarion, former head of the monastery of Bukovo at the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zajecar.

His Holiness was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops: Justin of Zica, Policarpos of Belogradcisce (Bulgarian Patriarchate), Irinej of Backa, Pahomije of Vranje, Marko of Bregalnica, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, elected Sergije of Middle Europe and Antonije of Moravica.

21st Church Assembly of the SOC in North and South America: Day 1

The 21st Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America officiall began Tuesday, August 5, 2014 with the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit following liturgy.

Clergy and delegates arrive and register for 21st Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America

 The 21st Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America is set to begin on August 4th, 2014 at St. Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Church in Alhambra, California. The Assembly brings together the hierarchs, clergy, congregation board presidents and congregation delegates from all five dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.

The last Assembly was held in August of 2009 at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Canton, OH. Monday’s activities centered around registration of delegates, the Clergy Seminar and the annual meeting of the Serbian Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood.