Serbian Orthodox Church

Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast

Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast
Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast
Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast
Monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrates its patronal feast

The Patron Saint-day of Saints Peter and Paul Monastery was marked on 12 July 2017 with a Holy Hierarchal Liturgy officiated by Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina with the concelebration of Bishop Atanasije, abbots of  Tvrdos, Zitomislic and Duga Njiva monasteries, priests of the Diocese and in the presence of many believers.

The celebration of the monastery's patronal feast was continued with a traditional Vesper service and the Holy Liturgy at the Paul's cave. Fathers Benedict - abbot of St. Michael the Archangel Monastery at Prevlaka, Nektarije - abbot of the Duga Njiva monasterz and hieromonk Dimitrije from Tvrdos.

Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family

Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family
Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family
Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family
Monroeville officially welcomes Fr. George Veselinovich and family

On Sunday June 25th, our St Petka kolo hosted an official welcome for our new parish priest V. Rev Father George Veselinovich, Protinica Karen and their daughter Alexa. A large table of delicious posno appetizers and desserts awaited the parish family and congregation after Liturgy. Pamela Matejevich, Kolo President, welcomed those in attendance and thanked both the Kolo Sisters and the St. Nicholas Outreach Committee jointly for making the day a success with fine food and decorations. Protinica Karen then spoke to those gathered saying thank you to the parish for their hospitality and warm welcome!

Feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Mol

Feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Mol
Feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Mol
Feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Mol
Feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Mol

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, His Grace Bishop Lukijan of Budim and Administrator of Temisoara Lukijan officiated the Holy Hieararchal Liturgy with the concelebration of local priests at his birthplace of Ada, on the occasion of his Patron Saint-day.

Glorification of St. Mardarije of Libertyville and All America

Schedule of Events

The upcoming celebration of the canonization and translation of the relics of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville and All-America, the first Serbian Orthodox Bishop of America and Canada, scheduled for July 14-16 at Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville, is expected to be a Pan-Orthodox event reflecting our unity in Faith and common witness in this country, the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwestern America announced today.

Leading the liturgical celebrations will be His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, 44th successor of Saint Sava on the holy primatial Throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who will be accompanied by several metropolitans and bishops of the Serbian Church, including all of the five active hierarchs of North and South America.



Patriarch Irinej Departs Belgrade for Canonization of St. Mardarije



His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, departed Belgrade this morning and is enroute to the United States where he will preside over the sacred festivities of the canonization of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville this weekend, the Diocesan Office announced this morning.



Prior to boarding the direct AirSerbia flight to New York, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej said: 

"We joyously anticipate the upcoming celebration of the canonization of St. Mardarije of Libertyville, the first Serbian Orthodox bishop of America and Canada, and sharing in this great spiritual jubilee of our Church and spiritual children in America."

Patriarch Irinej is accompanied by Protodeacon Dr. Damjan Bozic.



Slava of the church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Topcider

 The church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Topcider District of Belgrade, the Endowment of Prince Milos Obrenovic, constructed in the first half of the 19th century, celebrated its Patron Saint-day (slava) on 12 July 2017. His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, elected Bishop of Nis, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy.

The Bishop was concelebrated by clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac with the presence of many faithful and representatives of the Bureau for Cooperation with the Churches and Religious Communities, and of the Armed Forces of Serbia.