Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem celebrated in Mostar

Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem celebrated in Mostar
Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem celebrated in Mostar
Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem celebrated in Mostar
Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem celebrated in Mostar

The feat-day of the Entry of Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem - Palm Sunday was marked in this Herzegovinian town Mostar by celebration of the Divine liturgy presided over by Bishop Grigorije of Zaholm and Herzegovina.

The Hierarch was concelebrated by protopresbyter-stavrophor Radivoje Krulj, presbyter Nemanja Luketa, deacon Branislav Rajković in attendance of many faithful people of Mostar and its surrounding. During the Eucharistic gathering Zorica Roncevic was received into of the Mostar community of the saints of the One, Holy, Catholic and Orthodox Church. The solemnity continued in the church-yard and the premises of the Old church in Mostar.

Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus

Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus
Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus
Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus
Bishop Maxim Celebrates His Krsna Slava - The Feast of Saint Lazarus

His Grace Bishop Maxim and his parents, Proto Lazar and Protinica Radmila Vasiljevic, celebrated their Krsna Slava, on Lazarus Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California. 

His Grace Bishop Maxim concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with V. Rev. Lazar Vasiljevic, Bishop Maxim's father; V. Rev. Nicholas Ceko, Cathedral Dean; Rev. Norman Kosanovic, Assistant Priest at the Cathedral; V. Rev. Slobodan Jovic, parish priest at the Holy Archangel Michael Church in Sarratoga, CA; V. Rev. Predrag Bojovic, parish priest at the St. Sava Church in San Gabriel, CA.; and V. Rev. Jegarski, retired priest in Los Angeles. Many guests from throughout the Diocese joined His Grace in the Lazarus Day Festivities. 

The feats of The Annunciation in Narateth

The feats of The Annunciation in Narateth
The feats of The Annunciation in Narateth
The feats of The Annunciation in Narateth
The feats of The Annunciation in Narateth

On Friday, 25th March/7th April 2017, the feast of the Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos was celebrated in Nazareth.

At this feast, the Church commemorates that fact that in the last days, God fulfilled the long foretold mystery of the incarnation of His Only Begotten Son and Logos. To this cause, He sent Archangel Gabriel to a pure virgin in Nazareth and announced to her that by the power of the Holy Spirit, she was to conceive and bear in flesh the Saviour of the world.

Serbian Patriarch celebrated his Patron feast-day – St. Lazarus Saturday

Serbian Patriarch celebrated his Patron feast-day – St. Lazarus Saturday
Serbian Patriarch celebrated his Patron feast-day – St. Lazarus Saturday
Serbian Patriarch celebrated his Patron feast-day – St. Lazarus Saturday
Serbian Patriarch celebrated his Patron feast-day – St. Lazarus Saturday

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received on 8 April 2017, on the occasion of St.  Lazarus Day - the patron saint of His Holiness - after the Eucharistic gathering in the Cathedral church in Belgrade, Slava guests at the Patriarchal Residence in Belgrade, where a solemn rite of blessing the Slava bread was performed by His Grace Lavrentije, Bishop of Sabac.

The Slava ceremony was attended by His Grace Arsenije, Bishop of Toplice; President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik; Mr. Nikola Selakovic; director of the Office for  Cooperation with Traditional Churches and Religious Commuinities Dr. Mileta Radojevic, ambassadors of the Russian Federation and Belarus, Mr. Aleksandar Chepurin and Mr. Vladimir Chushev, abbot of the monastery of Holy Archangels  of Kovilj archimadrite Isihije (Rogić), as well as by numerous representatives of political, economic and cultural life of the Serbian capital.

Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)

Palm Sunday is the celebration of the triumphant entrance of Christ into the royal city of Jerusalem.

He rode on a colt for which He Himself had sent, and He permitted the people to hail Him publicly as a king. A large crowd met Him in a manner befitting royalty, waving palm branches and placing their garments in His path. They greeted Him with these words: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel! (John 12:13).

Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park

Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park
Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park
Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park
Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park

On Saturday April 1, 2017, Orthodox faithful gathered at Descent of the Holy Spirit Romanian Orthodox Church in Elkins Park PA., for the service of Holy Unction.

The service was celebrated by Fr. Adrian Grigoras, rector of the host parish, Fr. Milorad Orlic of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Protosingelos Chesarie Bertea and Fr. Dimitire Musta, both from New York City.