Regarding the catastrophic earthquake in Christchurch

God is our refuge and power; a help in afflictions that severely befall us.
Therefore we will not fear when the earth is troubled.
Psalm 46;2-3

Our beloved spiritual children, dear brothers and sisters. Οnly a few months have passed since the horrific earthquake which hit Christchurch and New Zealand in September 2010. Even less time has passed since the earthquake in Kraljevo. We are still recovering from the floods, cyclones and bushfires which have swept over Queensland and Western Australia, and now another catastrophe has come upon us.

A joyous and historic beginning at St Petka church in Orlando

Sunday February 20, 2011 was a joyous and historic day for St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church of Orlando, Florida. Clergy and faithful came from great distances to be present for this most special occasion. His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan officiated at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in St. Simeon Mirotocivi Church, South Chicago

On Sunday, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served Patriarchal Divine Liturgy at St. Simeon Mirotocivi Church in South Chicago in honor of the upcoming Church Slava on February 26.  Concelebrating with His Holiness were His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America - the host bishop, and His Grace Bishop Maksim of Western America.  Also serving were Archpriest-Stavrophor Luka Lukic - the host priest, Hieromonk Jovan, Protodeacon Stanimir Spasovic and Deacons Aleksandar Petrovic and Nikolaj Kostur.

Serbian Patriarch Иринеј in St. Sava Monastery, Libertyville

On Saturday, February 19, 2011, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served a Memorial Liturgy for the repose of Metropolitan Christopher of blessed memory at St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois. Serving with His Holiness were His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America and His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America, as well as eleven other clergymen, including: Archimandrites Thomas (Kazich) and Zacchaeus (Wood-OCA), Archpriest-Stavrophor Nedeljko Lunich, Archpriest Vasyl Kuzmych (ROCOR), Priests Jovan Jovich and Darko Spasojevic, Protodeacon Stanimir Spasovic, Deacons Damjan Bozic, Aleksandar Petrovic, Predrag Samardzic and Nikolaj Kostur.