Serbian Orthodox Church

Our neighbor, the Cathedral of St. Sava

Since 1986, BKSK has shared the block on West 25th Street with the Cathedral of St. Sava. Its presence in our urban view has been a steady reminder of architectural traditions that we treasure and strive to honor. Even more than that, the church has been a quietly reassuring presence in our lives, including on the morning we witnessed the destruction of the World Trade Center. An echo of the havoc wrought that day has come to our block and our church. From our fourth floor windows, we are now able to ponder the remains, and we can begin to hope for some form of a revival.

Together through centuries

Together through centuries
Together through centuries
Together through centuries
Together through centuries

Collection “Together through Centuries”: contributions to history of the Russian-Serbian cultural, spiritual and political connections.

Contributor and editor is monk Benyamin (Semenov) from the monastery of All Saints in Kingisepp.

The collection “Together through Centuries” is a work in Russian and Serbian scholars, and it was presented on 4 October 2017 at the Russian Cultural Centre in Belgrade. The event dedicated to of cultural and spiritual ties of Russia and Serbia was opened by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who thanked for all the efforts that this Collection had been prepared and published, and reminded of the unbreakable ties of two brotherly peoples, of the same faith and the same blood.

Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner

Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner
Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner
Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner
Bishop Irinej at Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation (ACF) sponsored its 2017 Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown for the presentation of the Appeal of Conscience Awards to Brian T. Moynihan, Chairman, CEO, Bank of America; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever and Masayoshi Son, Chairman, CEO, SoftBank Group Corp. Every year for the past 52 years, the ACF, founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, has worked on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world. This interfaith coalition of business and religious leaders promotes peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution. The Foundation believes that freedom, democracy and human rights are the fundamental values that give nations of the world their best hope for peace, security and shared prosperity.

Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle

Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle
Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle
Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle
Pastoral visit of His Grace Bishop Maxim to the faithful of Seattle

On September 23 and 24, 2017, on 16th Sunday after Pentecost, His Grace Bishop Maxim visited both Parishes in Seattle: The Holy Protection of the Theotokos in South Park and St. Sava Parish in Issaquah.

On Saturday evening, Bishop Maxim officiated at the Great Vespers Service at the Church of Holy Protection, together with local priest Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, Fr. Zoran Aleksic from St. Sava Church, and the Diocesan Deacon Vladan Radovanovic.  After the Vespers, parishioners prepared a dinner and a warm welcome for their Bishop.

Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia

Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia
Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia
Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia
Blessing of Processional Banners in Philadelphia

On Sunday, September 24th, the St. Nicholas Parish of Philadelphia joined Fr. Milorad Orlic in the blessing of two new processional banners, offered as a generous gift to the church by the Randjelovic family. 

President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch

President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch
President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch
President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch
President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received in an audience President of Greece Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Serbian Patriarchate on 3 October 2017.

President Pavlopoulos expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on cordial and brotherly audience during which they talked about current challenges that facing the Serbian and Greek people. Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guest for the visit and paid respect, wishing him all good from God. The audience was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Greece in Belgrade His Excellency Mr. Ilias Iliadis, associates of the Greek president and deacon Aleksandar Prascevic, PhD, chief of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch.