Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord in the Cathedral in Novi Sad

Bishop Irinej of Backa: Only through Christ and in Christ is true communion with God or God-seeing possible. This vision is spiritual, gracious, supernatural, which God gives and which is not possible by any human ability and strength, but only by the gift of God. The culmination of the experience of communion with the Living God here on earth is in the Holy Liturgy, in the Holy Communion, in which - under visible bread and wine we partake of communion, become communicants with Christ Himself and, through Him, with the Holy Trinity.

His Grace Dr. Irinej, Bishop of Backa, presided at the Holy hierarchal Liturgy on the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, in the Cathedral in Novi Sad, on Wednesday, 6/19 August, 2020. The Bishop was conclebrated by Bishop Isihije of Mohács, priests of the Cathedral and deacons from Novi Sad.

The Transfiguration of the Lord in Trebinje

The Transfiguration of the Lord in the Transfiguration City: The hierarchal Liturgy. - Meeting of Bishop Dimitrije with Mr. Dodik. - Festive evening and a cross procession in Trebinje.

The Church community of Trebinje, Hercegovina, marked the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord with the Holy hierarchal Liturgy, as the central event of the feast, to which the Trebinje Cathedral is dedicated. The Eucharistic gathering in the central city park, in front of the Transfiguration Church, was officiated by Bishop Dimitrije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Coaslands, with the assistance of retired Bishop Atanasije, priests, hieromonks, chanters and readers.

Marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Repose of Metropolitan Christopher


His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher (Kovacevich) of the Libertyville-Chicago Metropolitanate and Senior Hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, reposed in the Lord on the eve of the Great Feast of the Transfiguration, Wednesday, August 18, 2010.

For most of his 60 years of devoted service in the Serbian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Christopher labored as a priest, counselor, youth worker, administrator, educator and bishop before becoming spiritual leader of the Church in the Americas.

Maritime cross procession held in defense of Church in Montenegro

While the Orthodox faithful in Montenegro held cross processions twice a week for several months at the beginning of the year in defense of the rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, they have been limited for several months now due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Nevertheless, the faithful take every opportunity to express their support for their Church and its sacred sites and treasures, against the background of the law passed in December that essentially grants the state the right to confiscate Serbian Orthodox Church properties.

Monastery church dedication feast in Gornje Zabsko

One of the most famous monasteries dedicated to the Translation of the relics of the Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stefan, the 15th of August, is the monastery of the Diocese of Vranje in the village of Gornje Zabsko. The feat was celebrated solemnly.

 His Garce Pahomije, Bishop of Vranje, served a festive vigil service, with concelebration of the abbot of the monastery of the Venerable Prohor of Pcinja, Archimandrite Metodije (Markovic), MA, and the archpriest-staurophore Novica Nikolic, on August 14, 2020. The nuns of the St. Stephen's convent sang responses at the vigil.