Liturgical gathering in Lelic on the day when Holy Bishop Nikolaj reposed in the Lord

In memory of the death of Holy Bishop Nikolaj in the Lelic monastery, his endowment and his father Dragomir, the Holy Liturgy was served, which was officiated by the head of that family, Abbot Georgije, with the concelebration of the priests from Valjevo.

Following the Holy Liturgy, Diocesan dean of Bishop of Valjevo, protonamesnik FIlip Jakovljevic, broke the slava cake. This 2021 it is 65 years since Holy Bishop Nikolaj reposed in the Lord, and 140 years since his birth and 30 years since the translation of his holy relics to the endowment which he built together with Father Dragomir in the homeland  in honor of his heavenly protecyor Saint Nicholas of Myra. 

Patriarch Porfirije Consecrates Holy Cross for Royal Chapel of Saint Andrew the First Called

In the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije consecrated the restored Holy Cross that adorns the dome of the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First-Called, patron saint of the Karadjordjevic family.

After the consecration of the Holy Cross, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine had a long conversation with the Patriarch on a number of current topics and issues of interest to the nation and the Church.

86th Annual Memorial to Pupin

86th Annual Memorial to Pupin
86th Annual Memorial to Pupin
86th Annual Memorial to Pupin
86th Annual Memorial to Pupin

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, in New York, with the concelebration of Protopresbyter Djokan Majstorovic, Presbyter Milan Dragovic and Protodeacon Milos Zdralic, served a memorial service at the grave of Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin.

The Consul of Serbia in New York, Mrs. Olgica Vlacic, together with representatives of the Embassy of Serbia from Washington, DC, laid flowers at the grave of Mihajlo Pupin and his wife Sara Catharine. Numerous distinguished visitors to Woodlawn Cemetery, Orthodox Serbs and others, local and international, regularly pay their respects at the grave of this great son of Serbia.

Canonical visit to Minnesota

His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America in canonical visit to parishes in Minnesota

Serbs emigrated to Minnesota at the turn of the 20th century and settled in three highly industrialized areas.: The Iron Range, Duluth and the St. Paul-Minneapolis metropolitan area (The Тwin Cities). In all these regions, Serbs built their churches.

Tonsures in the Monastery of Privina Glava

According to Radio Slovo Ljubve, in the monastery of Privina Glava near Sid on March 13, 2021, on the Eve of the beginning of Lent, His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Srem tonsured five novices.

The newly tonsured nuns were given the names: Natalija, Apolinarija, Pelagija, Vasilija and Hristina, while Father Makarije was appointed abbot of this shrine dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel. 

Churches of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren targeted in recent string of burglaries and thefts

In the past few weeks, burglaries and thefts of Orthodox churches have taken place on the territory of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren.

In the last ten days alone, six of our churches and church buildings have been burglarized and looted. According to the reports submitted to the Diocese by parish priests, the break-ins took place at the following locations: