Serbian Orthodox Church

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.

Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)

Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)
Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)
Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)
Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)

Serbian Patriarch Irinej introduced Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic) into the throne of the bishops of Dalmatia.

On Sunday, 1 October 2017, on the day of Saint Eumenius of Gortin and Holy Martyr Aryadna, before the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Ascension of the Most Holy Mother of God in Sibenik, the newly nominated Bishop Nikodim of Dalmatia presented his Confession of Orthodox faith by answering questions put by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and hierarchs. Priests, monks and pious people assembled in the prayer, were listening admiringly to the new bishop and spiritual teacher how precisely he exposed the doctrine of the Orthodox Church.

SerbFest in Philadelphia

SerbFest in Philadelphia
SerbFest in Philadelphia
SerbFest in Philadelphia
SerbFest in Philadelphia

On September 16-17th, the St. Nicholas parish in Philadelphia held its 5th bi-annual SerbFest. The event has grown in popularity with the surrounding community over the past few years. The parish community spent many days preparing to be gracious hosts to those around them, and with much hard work, cooking, and baking, the event was a tremendous success. Those who attended not only enjoyed beautiful weather, but also the delicious roasted and grilled Serbian delicacies. Fr. Milorad offered tours of the church, explaining the history of the parish and the tenants of the Orthodox Christian faith with many visitors. On Sunday the 17th, Fr. Milorad began the day's church tours by taking the church school children around their parish, offering them an engaging lesson on the church building, the iconostasis, and the altar. He also spent time discussing proskomedia, the preparation for Divine Liturgy, with the children. The adults and teachers enjoyed the lesson almost as much as the children. It was a joyous two-day even for all!

Church school begins in Atlanta

Church school begins in Atlanta
Church school begins in Atlanta
Church school begins in Atlanta
Church school begins in Atlanta

September 24, 2017 – marked the beginning of our Sunday school year. As our church is growing in many ways, asides from our impressive construction that is underway, our parish life is indeed thriving. As we reflect on our Sunday school program we are extremely proud to see our kids show such great interested in our faith and our culture.

First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery

First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery
First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery
First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery
First Orthodox Christian Family Festival in New Marcha Мonastery

With the Blessing of the Bishop of Eastern America, His Grace Irinej, the Department for Christian Education organized the First Orthodox Christian Family Festival on September 16th, 2017 in New Marcha Мonastery.