Serbian Orthodox Church

Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park

Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park
Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park
Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park
Holy Unction Service in Elkins Park

On Saturday April 1, 2017, Orthodox faithful gathered at Descent of the Holy Spirit Romanian Orthodox Church in Elkins Park PA., for the service of Holy Unction.

The service was celebrated by Fr. Adrian Grigoras, rector of the host parish, Fr. Milorad Orlic of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Protosingelos Chesarie Bertea and Fr. Dimitire Musta, both from New York City.

Reception for representatives of cultural institutions at Bishop’s Residence

The main topic of the conversation was the Festival of Christian culture that is due to take place from 14 to 27 September 2017.

For the sake of a successful cooperation of the Diocese of the Timok with institutions of culture and education of the city of Zajecar, an informal reception was held in the Diocesan centre, where the competent Bishop Ilarion welcomed directors and managers of the National Museum in Zajecar, the Historical Archives "Timok Krajina", the Central Library "Svetozar Markovic", the Regional Theater "Zoran Radmilovic", the Center for Culture and Tourism "CEKIT", High School of Zajecar and Youth Center "Zajecar Initiative" with their associates.

Pan-Orthodox Vespers on the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

Pan-Orthodox Vespers on the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Pan-Orthodox Vespers on the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Pan-Orthodox Vespers on the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Pan-Orthodox Vespers on the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

On Sunday April 2nd, 2017, Orthodox clergy and faithful from the Greater Philadelphia area gathered for Vespers at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville PA., a parish known for its large collection of saints' relics which it accumulated through the energetic efforts of its rector, Fr. John Perich.

Amongst the array of relics are vestments which St. Nikolaj (Velimirovic) wore. Present by their relics the "...great cloud of witnesses..." (Heb.12:1), gave an increased aura of holiness to the Vespers.

Lenten Vespers in North Canton

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on Sunday, March 2nd, clergy from the Cleveland Deanery gathered at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton for Lenten Vespers.  The choir sang magnificently as those present joined the clergy in prayer and hymn.

Immediately following Vespers. the faithful gathered in the St. George Event Center.  The Circle of Serbian Sisters offered a unique Lenten meal which featured food from both the Serbian tradition as well as Mediterranean fare.

Support for the peace and stability of the society

Support for the peace and stability of the society
Support for the peace and stability of the society
Support for the peace and stability of the society
Support for the peace and stability of the society

On the occasion of the foundation day of the Police of the Republic of Srpska and the 25th anniversary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Srpska, His Grace Bishop Athanasije of Bihac-Petrovac attended a ceremony in Banski Dvor in Banja Luka on the 4th of April 2017.

Bishop Athanasije congratulated the jubilee to Mr. Dragan Lukac, Minister of Interiors, and all the members of the Ministry of Interiors, and wished them a successful work in maintaining peace, security and stability of the society.

Gathering of the clergy of the Osijek-Polje Diocese

Gathering of the clergy of the Osijek-Polje Diocese
Gathering of the clergy of the Osijek-Polje Diocese
Gathering of the clergy of the Osijek-Polje Diocese
Gathering of the clergy of the Osijek-Polje Diocese

With the blessing of the His Grace Lukian, Bishop of Osijek-Polje and Baranja, clergy from the Borovo and Vukovar deanaries approached the Holy Sacrament of confession in the church of the Ascension in Trpinja, Slavonia, Croatia, on the 3rd of  April 2017.

The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts was served by Bishop Basil of Srem, with the concelebration of the clergy of the Diocese of Osijek-Polje and Baranja: Protopresbyter-stavrofor Cedo Lukic, Bishop’s Dean of the Borovo Deanary; Protopresbyter Jovan Kovacevic from Mirkovci and Protodeacon Dragan from Borovo and Deacon Slobodan Vujasinovic from the Diocese of Srem (Syrmium).