Saint Mardarije of Libertyville

O tireless preacher of Christ the Lord, Saint-Sava like leader of your people in the Diaspora, diligent builder and teacher of repentance, whose rule of life was: Sowing Christian love, spreading peace, quieting passions, preaching good and turning people into brothers. O Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and America, with all the Enlighteners of the American land, Beseech the only Lover of mankind to grant peace and unity to the Orthodox people! - Kondak to St. Mardarije

A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
A Blessed Sunday at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

Sunday, December 2, 2018 marked the beginning of the Nativity Fast-Advent season. 

Our Cathedral was blessed with the presence of His Grace Irinej, Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese, who joyously celebrated the Divine Liturgy, and concelebrated by Cathedral Dean Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Fr. Dobrivoje Milunovic and Deacon Theodore Sokolovic, with the participation of our former Cathedral dean, Fr. Uros Ocokoljich and Father Nikolaj Kostur. The choral responses by the S.S.S. Branko Radichevich were beautiful, leading our faithful to “lay aside all earthly cares”.

Symposium marking the 800th anniversary of autocephaly of the Serbian Church

The scientific symposium will be held at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade December 10-14th 2018.

In honor of the anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church (1219-2019), under the full patronage of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade organizes from December 10 to December 14, 2018 an international scientific symposium dedicated to the event of the Church independence and the eighth-century long contribution of the Serbian Orthodox Church to history, theology and culture of the Serbian people. More than a hundred prominent foreign and domestic research workers are going to participate in this international scientific event, whereby announcing the unallocated wish of collective scientific awareness of the current meaning of Orthodox Christianity in the Serbian context and beyond.

Salt Lake City Parish celebrated Slava

Salt Lake City Parish celebrated Slava
Salt Lake City Parish celebrated Slava
Salt Lake City Parish celebrated Slava
Salt Lake City Parish celebrated Slava

On Sunday, November 25, 2018 the parishioners of the St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church in Salt Lake City celebrated their Church Slava.

His Grace Bishop Maxim arrived on the eve of the feast and was given a warm welcome. Following the evening vesper service, the faithful had an opportunity to visit and talk with His Grace Bishop Maxim.

St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas

St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas
St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas
St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas
St. Simeon Church Fundraiser in Las Vegas

St. Simeon Church Fundraiser, Las Vegas, Nevada

On Sunday, November 25th, the parish of St. Simeon in Las Vegas hosted honored guests, the bishop of Western America Bishop Maxim, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica, a large number of priests, professor of the University of Belgrade Dr. Miloš Ković, the representative of Republic of Srpska Mrs. Drina Vlastelić Rajić, and a large number of parishioners and guests from other parishes.

Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative

Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative
Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative
Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative
Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative

Serbian American Leadership Conferences Initiative

With the blessings of the Episcopal Council and Central Council of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States of America, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America convened a coordinating meeting of Serbian-American organizations and young leaders on Saturday, December 1st, to begin planning for regular Serbian American Leadership Conferences in Washington, DC, following the successful commemoration of the centennial of Woodrow Wilson’s Day of Prayer for Serbia this past July.

Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle

Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle
Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle
Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle
Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle

As stated in the official UNESCO’s report, Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2018.

During the thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage that took place at Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius, from Monday 26 November to Saturday 1 December 2018 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC), it was decided that Singing to the Accompaniment of the Gusle will enter UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Over the six days, the twenty-four States Members of the Committee, elected by the General Assembly of the 2003 Convention, have discussed a number of issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world. On this occasion, the agenda of the meeting included the issue “Inscriptions on the Lists”, which led to the expansion of the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.