Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru

Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru
Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru
Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru
Metropolitan Amfilohije in Peru

Постојање православне заједнице у Ајакучоу велики благослов

Његово Високопреосвештенство Архиепископ цетињски и Митрополит црногорско-приморски г. Амфилохије служио је на празник Светог апостола Матије и Светог мученика Антонија свету архијерејску Литургију у манастиру Пресвете Богородице Утешитељке у граду Ајакучо у Перуу. Саслуживали су архимандрит Рафаило (Чепрњић), протојереј-ставрофор Драган Митровић и протођакон Владимир Јарамаз.

Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb

Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb
Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb
Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb
Patron’s feat- day of the Cathedral church in Zagreb

In Zagreb the patron’s feat-day of the Cathedral church was solemnly celebrated on the feast day of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, 19 August 2018.

The festivity began with a festal vigil service and was finished with the Holy Liturgy on the feast-day of the Transfiguration of the Lord. His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana officiated the Divine Liturgy. His Eminence was concelebrated by protopresbyter Spiridon Tsimuris from the Greek Orthodox Church, protopriest Nikola Pocuca from the Diocese of Budim and priests and deacons of the Cathedral church of Zagreb. The Liturgy was also attended by H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Croatia Mrs. Mira Nikolic.

Feast-day of the church of theTransfiguration of the Lord in Belgrade

Feast-day of the church of theTransfiguration of the Lord in Belgrade
Feast-day of the church of theTransfiguration of the Lord in Belgrade
Feast-day of the church of theTransfiguration of the Lord in Belgrade
Feast-day of the church of theTransfiguration of the Lord in Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in the Vidikovac District of Belgrade on the occasion of the patron’s feast-day of the church, on 19 August 2018.

His Holiness was concelebrated by priests of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac: protopresbyter-staurophorBrankoMitrovic, presbyters Nikola Gavric, Emil Milovanonvic and AleksandarMilutinovic, protodeacon RadomirPercevic and deacon Sinisa Duvnjak. There was a procession after which grapes were blessed that the faithful had brought for blessing.

Apostle Matthias of the Seventy

The Holy Apostle Matthias was born at Bethlehem of the Tribe of Judah. From his early childhood he studied the Law of God under the guidance of Saint Simeon the God-Receiver (February 3).

When the Lord Jesus Christ revealed Himself to the world, Saint Matthias believed in Him as the Messiah, followed constantly after Him and was numbered among the Seventy Apostles, whom the Lord “sent them two by two before His face” (Luke 10:1).

After the Ascension of the Savior, Saint Matthias was chosen by lot to replace Judas Iscariot as one of the Twelve Apostles (Acts 1:15-26). After the Descent of the Holy Spirit, the Apostle Matthias preached the Gospel at Jerusalem and in Judea together with the other Apostles (Acts 6:2, 8:14). From Jerusalem he went with the Apostles Peter and Andrew to Syrian Antioch, and was in the Cappadocian city of Tianum and Sinope. Here the Apostle Matthias was locked into prison, from which he was miraculously freed by Saint Andrew the First-Called.

St Gregory Palamas’s Homily on the Transfigurationst Gregory Palamas’s Homily on the Transfiguration

For an explanation of the present Feast and understanding of its truth, it is necessary for us to turn to the very start of today’s reading from the Gospel: “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, and led them up onto a high mountain by themselves” (Mt 17:1).

First of all we must ask, from whence does the Evangelist Matthew begin to reckon with six days? From what sort of day be it? What does the preceding turn of speech indicate, where the Savior, in teaching His disciples, said to them: “For the Son of Man shall come with his angels in the glory of His Father,” and further: “Amen I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death, until they have seen the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom” (Mt 16:27-28)? That is to say, it is the Light of His own forthcoming Transfiguration which He terms the Glory of His Father and of His Kingdom.

Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Mateja Matejic (1924-2018)

Priest, writer and university professor: Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Mateja Matejic (1924-2018)  

We are all obliged in the Church to always remember in our prayers our teachers, co-workers, neighbors and predecessors. The Apostle Paul, addressing the Hebrews, writes: “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith,” (13:7). Therefor, this brief biography I write out of my gratitude to Fr. Mateja Matejic: a priest, writer, anthologist, professor, father and friend. 

Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad

Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad
Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad
Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad
Patriarch consecrates Saint Sava Chuch in Mrkonjic Grad

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the church of Saint Sava in Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia, on 2 August 2018. For the glory of the Lord, the founder Mr. Mladen Milanovic presented the beautiful church to His Church and the Serbian people.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops Jefrem of Banjaluka, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac and Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, as well by  abbot of the monastery of Chilandar Archimandrite Metodije as well as Archimandrites Vasilije (Kostic) from Greece and Stefan from the Velika Remeta monastery, hieromonk Metodije Kragulj, protopresbyter-stavrophor Vojo Balaban, archpriest Dragan Maksimovic, protodeacon Radojica Zagran and deacon Zoran Djuric. President of Republic of Srpska MIlorad Dodik and Prime Minister of the Government of Republic of Srpska were present at the Liturgy.