Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland

Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland
Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland
Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland
Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened its ninth annual meeting today in Cleveland, Ohio.

The day began with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Chairman of the Assembly, opened the meeting with a prayer. His Eminence Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa, Secretary of the Assembly, took the roll call. Twenty-five hierarchs were present. Prior to the meeting, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia notified the Chairman that they have suspended their participation in the Assembly in light of events currently ongoing in Ukraine.   

Slava celebration in San Francisco Parish

Slava celebration in San Francisco Parish
Slava celebration in San Francisco Parish
Slava celebration in San Francisco Parish
Slava celebration in San Francisco Parish

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, His Grace Bishop Maxim served Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Cathedral for the celebration of the Cathedral’s Krsna Slava.

Fr. Vasilije Cvijanovic from Moraga parish, Fr. Zoran Savic from Oakland parish and Fr. Djurica Gordic co-celebrated in Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Following the Divine Liturgy, the Slava banquet was held in Church hall. Etno group Iskra participated in the program by singing beautiful folk songs. Many parishioners from Bay Area attended this year’s Cathedral Slava.

A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England

A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England
A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England
A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England
A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Birmingham and 50 years since the consecration of the Church of the Holy Prince Lazarus in Birmingham, His Holiness Serbia Patriarch Irinej will officiate the solemn holy Liturgy in the magnificent church known as the Birmingham Lazarica the October 7, 2018.

His Holiness Patriarch will be concelebrated by hierarchs of several Orthodox Churches: Archbishop of Great Britain Grigorius, Romanian Archbishop Mark, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and the Bishops Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia and Arsenije of Nis (Serbia) as well as by Andrej of Austria-Switzerland.

The Serbian Patriarch will visit Botswana and South African Republic

The Serbian Patriarch will visit Botswana and South African Republic

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will consecrate the church of St. Sava of Serbia in Gaborone, Botswana, on October 27th, and thereupon he is to participate in the celebration of the Greek National day in Cape Town, South African Republic, and celebrate the Divine Liturgy with local hierarchs on the 28th October. The Serbian Patriarch will preside over the celebration of the 40th anniversary of St. Thomas Church in Johannesburg on the 4th of November, 2o018. The Patriarch will be accompanied by Hs Grace Jovan, Bishop of Sumadia, archpriest-stavrophor Dragi Veskovac, hieromonok Dr. Amvrosije (Vesis) and hypo-deacon Vladimir Jelic.

The Serbian Patriarch in Mount Athos

The Serbian Patriarch in Mount Athos
The Serbian Patriarch in Mount Athos
The Serbian Patriarch in Mount Athos
The Serbian Patriarch in Mount Athos

His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church arrived in Mount Athos on October 1, 2018.

Arriving to the Mount Athos, Patriarch Irinej first visited Karyes, where the members of the Sacred Epistasia, as well as the Governor of the Holy Mountain Konstantinos Dimca, welcomed him solemnly. After the Doxology in the Protaton church, a formal reception was given in the Protaton building. From Kareys, Patriarch Irinej went to the Sacred Serbian Royal Lavra, Monastery Chilandar, where he was welcomed by its abbot, Archimandrite Methodije and his brotherhood.

The Feast-day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem

The Feast-day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem
The Feast-day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem
The Feast-day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem
The Feast-day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem

His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, received in his Patriarchate residence in Jerusalem, Bishop Jovan of Pakrac-Slavonia and members of the Order of the Guardians of Christ’s Tomb on September 27, 2018.

Heading the delegation of the Serbian Order of the Guardians of the Holy Tomb, the ancient guardians of Serbian tradition and cultural heritage from Vrlika, a small town in northern Dalmatia, who venerated Christ’s Sepulcher and other sacred places in the Holy Land, His Grace Bishop Jovan celebrated Divine Liturgy in Jerusalem on the Feast-day of Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 27, 2018. The Liturgy, presided over by His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem, was officiated in the Church of Resurrection of Christ, in attendance of all the pilgrims, who have come not only from Serbian lands, but from other local Orthodox Churches as well.

Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara

Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara
Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara
Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara
Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Diocese of Temisoara celebrated its patron Saint Ioseph of Timisoara.

The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Lord's Ascension in Timisoara was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Lukian of Budim and administrator of Temisoara, with concelebration of the clergy and hieromonks of the dioceses of Timisoara and Budim. Several church choirs from the Diocese of Timisoara contributed to the solemnity of the event. After the Holy Liturgy, all of them with the clergy and monastics, together with Bishop Lukian made a procession along the city streets.