Historic recordings of Fr. Schmemann, Fr. Meyendorff, Sophie Koulomzin, others now available from SVOTS

“So many brilliant and renowned theologians and teachers have graced the campus of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary [SVOTS] over its 80-year history,” said Subdeacon Alexander Hatcher, SVOTS Director of Institutional and Advancement. 

“We are so pleased that now you can literally hear their voices in lectures and talks that had been in danger of being lost or forgotten.” Hundreds of old analog recordings of Father Alexander Schmemann, Father John Meyendorff, Father Thomas Hopko, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Sophie Koulomzin, Jaroslav Pelikan, and many, many others are now available—for the first time—in digital, online format you can listen to anywhere, anytime for free.”  Cosponsored by SVOTS with assistance from the Virginia H. Farah Foundation, the recordings may be accessed by creating a free account (digi.svots.edu).

Patron Saint-day of Saint Procopius Church in Orlovaca

Patron Saint-day of Saint Procopius Church in Orlovaca
Patron Saint-day of Saint Procopius Church in Orlovaca
Patron Saint-day of Saint Procopius Church in Orlovaca
Patron Saint-day of Saint Procopius Church in Orlovaca

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Procopius in Orlovaca on 21 July 2019, on the feast day of Saint Procopius.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by local priests. During the service His Holiness ordained  Milos Vilenica a deacon.

Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (3rd Day)

His Grace Bishop Irinej served the Divine Liturgy on Monday, the feast day of the Deposition of the robe of the Most Holy Theotokos.

As His Grace noted at the conclusion of the liturgy, both Constantinople and Belgrade are cities dedicated to the Mother of God and therefore this feast day is uniquely shared by both. This feast has special significance for His Grace as he was consecrated bishop on this day thirteen years ago. As the bishop noted, joining him in celebration were Fr. Radomir Plavsic and Hieromonk Nektarije (Tesanovic), who also celebrate the anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood on this day. Concelebrating with the bishop were a number of clergy.

45 years of episcopal consecration of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej

45 years of episcopal consecration of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej
45 years of episcopal consecration of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej
45 years of episcopal consecration of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej
45 years of episcopal consecration of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej (Gavrilovic) of Serbia was born in the village of Vidova, near Cacak in 1930 by his father Zdravko and mother Milijana.

When he was baptized he was named Miroslav. He finished the elementary school in his village, and then in Cacak he completed the high school. After the end of the high school he enrolled and completed a seminary in Prizren, and then he finished the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. Upon graduation, he went into the army. Following his return from the army he was soon appointed a professor of the Prizren seminary. Before taking the office of the professor in October  1959, at the Rakovica monastery he was tonsured by His Holiness Patriarch German, gaining the monastic name of Irinej.

Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (2nd Day)

Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (2nd Day)
Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (2nd Day)
Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (2nd Day)
Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (2nd Day)

The 22nd Quinquennial Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States of America. (photo gallery 2, photo gallery 3)

On the feast day of the holy and unmercenary physicians Cosmas and Damian, on the second day of the Church Assembly-Sabor, a most majestic Holy Hierarchical Liturgy was served in honor of these Saints, in honor of our St. Mardarije of Libertyville and all America and in prayerful commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to the glory of the Triune God.

Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (1st Day)

Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (1st Day)
Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (1st Day)
Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (1st Day)
Jubilee: Celebrating 800 Years of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Church (1st Day)

The 22nd Quinquennial Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States of America. (photo gallery 1, photo gallery 3)

The 22nd Quinquennial Church Assembly (Sabor) of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States of America began on Saturday, July 14, 2019 at the Serbian Orthodox Monastery of the Protection of the Mother of God "New Gracanica," in Third Lake, Illinois.

Slava of the church of Holy Apostles in Topcider

Slava of the church of Holy Apostles in Topcider
Slava of the church of Holy Apostles in Topcider
Slava of the church of Holy Apostles in Topcider
Slava of the church of Holy Apostles in Topcider

On the feast day of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to these saints in Topcider.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Petar Sailovic and Djordje Trajkovic, protopresbyter Branislav Jelic, presbyters Arsenije Arsenijevic and Vukasin Milicevic, as well as deacons Aleksandar Sekulic and Nenad Idrizovic, in the prayerful presence of dean of the church presbyter Vladimir Markovic.