Patron Saint-day of the church of Holy Abbot Paisus and Deacon Avacum

Patron Saint-day of the church of Holy Abbot Paisus and Deacon Avacum
Patron Saint-day of the church of Holy Abbot Paisus and Deacon Avacum
Patron Saint-day of the church of Holy Abbot Paisus and Deacon Avacum
Patron Saint-day of the church of Holy Abbot Paisus and Deacon Avacum

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to Belgrade's martyrs Paisus and Avacum in Altina on 30 December 2018, the feast day of Holy Martyrs Paisus and Avacum.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by archpriests Zoran Perkovic, Jevgenji Lehac, Nebojsa Topolic, Slaven Vukomanovic and Georgije Kovac from the Diocese of Mohacev (Ukrain), protonamesnik Rade Jovic and Dragisa Tepavac and others.

„28. June“ and „Philanthropy“ are helping Serbs living in Kosovo and Metohija

The humanitarian organization “28. June” (28. jun) on Friday, 28th of December 2018, managed to deliver humanitarian assistance to the population living in Serbian enclaves at Kosovo and Metohija, as the first organization able to do so, after an introduction of the blockade in December.

A truck with basic help carried 20 pallets of flour, oil, and cans with food and arrived at the addresses of Serbian community kitchens and kindergartens in the south Serbian province, with the help of a charitable fond „Philanthropy“ and Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral.

Kosovo Serbian Men's Choir and Director R. S. Zivic Honored

Kosovo Serbian Men's Choir and Director R. S. Zivic Honored
Kosovo Serbian Men's Choir and Director R. S. Zivic Honored
Kosovo Serbian Men's Choir and Director R. S. Zivic Honored
Kosovo Serbian Men's Choir and Director R. S. Zivic Honored

Singing the responses at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in honor of the Patronal Feast at Saint Demetrius Serbian Orthodox Church in Akron, Ohio, on Sunday, November 11, 2018, as well as performing at the festal banquet that followed, was the last time that ‘Kosovo’ Serbian Men's Choir sang under the hand of founding director, Dr. Rick Stevan Zivic of Cleveland, Ohio.

 Dr. Zivic has, who has retired from his dental practice this past September 20, 2018, together with his wife Mary, plans on taking up residence in Florida with occasional visits to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and Cleveland, Ohio.

Patron Saint-day of the church in Peroj – St. Spiridon of Trimituna

Patron Saint-day of the church in Peroj – St. Spiridon of Trimituna
Patron Saint-day of the church in Peroj – St. Spiridon of Trimituna
Patron Saint-day of the church in Peroj – St. Spiridon of Trimituna
Patron Saint-day of the church in Peroj – St. Spiridon of Trimituna

Orthodox residents of the Istrian town Peroj solemnly celebrated the Patron Saint-day of their church – Saint Spiridon the Miracle Worker, Bishop of Trimituna on 25 December 2018.

The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by Bishops Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja and Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, with the concelebration of Archimandrite Naum and local clergy.

The order of Holy Bishop Nicholas to Grandmaster Karpov

The order of Holy Bishop Nicholas to Grandmaster Karpov
The order of Holy Bishop Nicholas to Grandmaster Karpov
The order of Holy Bishop Nicholas to Grandmaster Karpov
The order of Holy Bishop Nicholas to Grandmaster Karpov

The Russian chess grandmaster, the multiple champion of the world and one of the greatest chess players of all times, received the Order of the Holy Bishop Nicholas (Velimirovic), the highest decoration of the Diocese of Valjevo, and joined it to the series of awards in his rich career and life.

The proved friend of the Serbian people, who has been an honorary citizen of Valjevo for a whole decade, received the order from His Grace Bishop Milutin of Valjevo in the Diocesan Palace on 22. December 2018.

Christmas Greeting of the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church congratulates the feast of the Birth of the Divine God-Child to believers and clergy of the Christian Churches which celebrate Christmas according to Gregorian calendar and greets them with the traditional greeting:

CHRIST IS BORN! - HE IS BORN INDEED!

Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas

Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas
Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas
Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas
Anglican Community in Belgrade celebrated Christmas

The Anglican Community in Belgrade also this year traditionally held a Christmas mass in the chapel of Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher at the Serbian Patriarchate.

On the Eve of the feast day, 24 December 2018, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch attended the Christmas mass officiated by Reverend chaplain Robin Fox. Many believers, mostly employed in the diplomatic corps in certain embassies attended. The festal gathering was attended also by protodeacon Stevan Rapajic, long-standing head of the Patriarchal Chapel, and deacon Aleksandar Prascevic, head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch.