Vladika Stefan consecrated the Elementary school "Djura Danicic”

Vladika Stefan consecrated the Elementary school "Djura Danicic”
Vladika Stefan consecrated the Elementary school "Djura Danicic”
Vladika Stefan consecrated the Elementary school "Djura Danicic”
Vladika Stefan consecrated the Elementary school "Djura Danicic”

His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana,  Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, consecrated premises of the Elementary school “Djura Danicic” in Belgrade’s district Brace Jerkovic.

Among those who concelebrated there were: protopresbyter-staurophors BrankoTopalovic, and Uni-Professor Dr. Dragomir Sando, archpriest Dragan Pavlovic, presbyters Milan Maric and Vuk Matijasevic, protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacons Sasa Glisic and Nemanja Ristic.

Recognition for Metropolitan Porfiry from the Religious Liberty Association

Recognition for Metropolitan Porfiry from the Religious Liberty Association
Recognition for Metropolitan Porfiry from the Religious Liberty Association
Recognition for Metropolitan Porfiry from the Religious Liberty Association
Recognition for Metropolitan Porfiry from the Religious Liberty Association

The Executive Committee of the Religious Liberty Association brought a decision that this year’s laureate will be Metropolitan Dr. Porfiry of Zagreb-Ljubljana.

In the solemn hall of the Rectorate of the University of Zagreb, on the occasion of the Day of the religious freedoms, 12 January 2019, a solemn jubilee session of the Religious Liberty Association in Republic of Croatia was held. The session was attended by Mayor of Zagreb, Mr. Milan Bandic; Former President of the Republic of Croatia Dr. Ivo Josipovic; Secretary General of the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) Dr. Ganoune Diop; national ombudsman Mrs. Lora Vidovic; Director of Government’s Commission for relations with religious communities Dr. Sime Jercic, representatives of Churches and religious communities in the Republic of Croatia, as well as many by other dignitaries from political and cultural life.

Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble

Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble
Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble
Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble
Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble

On the feast-day of Saint Basil the Great, 14 December 2019, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with concelebration of local clergy in Belgrade’s Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel, during which the Primate of the Church blessed the festal loaf of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble.

The First Belgrade Choral Ensemble gave a traditional charity concert of the Cathedral church on a great scene of the National Theater in Belgrade in the evening of the same day. Traditionally, next to the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble its Children’s choir and some opera singers performed the program consisting of church hymns and national songs. This year’s event was dedicated to the historic jubilee – the 800 anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Service of supplications for the beginning of the New Year in Saint Sava Cathedral

Service of supplications for the beginning of the New Year in Saint Sava Cathedral
Service of supplications for the beginning of the New Year in Saint Sava Cathedral
Service of supplications for the beginning of the New Year in Saint Sava Cathedral
Service of supplications for the beginning of the New Year in Saint Sava Cathedral

His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana celebrated last night thanksgiving service for the last year and the service of supplications for the forthcoming New Year marked according to the Julian Calendar on the plateau facing the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in the district of Vracar (phоto gallery).

After the service of supplication a traditional fireworks was organized on the Saint Sava plateau.

Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church

Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church
Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church
Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church
Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church

Његова His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen in Vozdovac on 13 January 2019. 

Christmas in the Belgrade District Prison

Christmas in the Belgrade District Prison
Christmas in the Belgrade District Prison
Christmas in the Belgrade District Prison
Christmas in the Belgrade District Prison

On the second day of the Christmas, on the feast-day of the Assembly of the Most Holy Mother of God, with the service of the Holy Liturgy in the chapel of the Resurrection of Christ in the District Prison in Belgrade, divine peace was announced and reunion of all in Christ which the Nativity of Newborn Child brings.

All gathered in Christ, there were present at the service: prisoners of that prison, commanders and employees of the facility, parishioners of the Vozdovac church of Holy Emperor Constantine and Helen, members of the Charity section of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovci, deacon Branislav Jocic and prison chaplain Revd. Gligorije Markovic.

A Unique Christmas in New York City

A Unique Christmas in New York City
A Unique Christmas in New York City
A Unique Christmas in New York City
A Unique Christmas in New York City

On Monday the 7th of January 2019, the Great Feast of the Nativity according to the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, festal services were held in New York City’s Russian Orthodox Synodal Cathedral of the Sign.

Since the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral burned down in 2016, New York City’s Serbian Orthodox community prayerfully celebrated Christ’s Nativity for a third time in the Russian Cathedral of the Sign. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) celebrated Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral. Concelebrating with the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad were Their Graces, Bishop Irinej of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, ROCOR Eastern American Diocesan vicar.