Serbian Orthodox Church

Meeting of the Diocesan Council Was Held in Canada

Meeting of the Diocesan Council Was Held in Canada
Meeting of the Diocesan Council Was Held in Canada
Meeting of the Diocesan Council Was Held in Canada
Meeting of the Diocesan Council Was Held in Canada

On Thursday, June 11, 2015 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch and administrator of the Diocese of Canada held his first meeting with the members of the Diocesan Council, held in the Library of the Transfiguration Monastery in Milton.

The planned meeting of the Diocesan Council of the Canadian Diocese was successfully held. Members of the Council, gathered around the Patriarch, were informed of the plans regarding the organization and work of the Diocese of Canada. After opening the meeting and thanking the members of the Council, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej stated that the only work plan and program which needs to be adhered to is the Holy Gospel.

Patriarch visits Serbian Community and Orthodox Serbs in Niagara Falls

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administraror of the Diocese of Canada, visited the Serbian community and the St. George parish in Niagara Falls on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Protonamesnik Dejan Obradovic, the parish priest, welcomed His Holiness, together with Episcopal Deputy V. Rev. Stavrophor Vasilije Tomic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Lazar Vukojev, V. Rev. Stavrophor Prvoslav Puric, V. Rev. Dobrica Obradovic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Vojislav Pavlovic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Milovan Sredojevic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Milojko Dmitric, Fr. Djuro Samac, Protonamesnik Aleksandar Crnogorac, secretary of the Diocesan Council, and Fr. Jovan Marjanac.

Patriarch Irinej in Toronto

Patriarch Irinej in Toronto
Patriarch Irinej in Toronto
Patriarch Irinej in Toronto
Patriarch Irinej in Toronto

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administrator of the Diocese of Canda, visited the Serbian community and St. Sava parish in Toronto on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Welcoming His Holiness were the parish priests, V. Rev. Stavrophor Milutin Veljko, together with Episcopal Deputy V. Rev. Stavrophor Vasilije Tomic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Lazar Vukojev, V. Rev. Stavrophor Prvoslav Puric, V. Rev. Stavrophor Stavrophor Ljubomir Rajic, V. Rev. Zlatibor Djurasevic, Protonamesnik Aleksandar Crnogorac, secretary of the Diocesan Council, and Fr. Jovan Marjanac.

Holy Trinity Mission Slava Celebration

Holy Trinity Mission Slava Celebration
Holy Trinity Mission Slava Celebration
Holy Trinity Mission Slava Celebration
Holy Trinity Mission Slava Celebration

Each year His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan consistently brings joy, love and honor to Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont,West Virigina at the time of the Mission Slava.

This year the celebration was on June 5, Friday of Pentecost week. His Grace came for the Vespers and Blessing of the Slava Kolach and Koljivo. Faithful parishioners and friends of the parish participated.

Fourth Episcopal Visit to Mexico City

His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America made his fourth canonical visit to the Orthodox faithful in the capital city of Mexico from June 6-7, 2015.

Accompanying His Grace was V. Rev. Blasko Paraklis, administrator of the Serbian mission there. Per the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Serbian faithful in this country are placed under the pastoral care and canonical jurisdiction of the Bishop of Western America. Serbian Ambassador to Mexico Goran Mesic prepared a warm welcome for his distinguished guests.

Patriarch Irinej Serves at Monastery in Milton

On the First Sunday after Pentecost, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administrator of the Diocese of Canda, officiated a the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Milton.

Concelebrating with His Holiness was His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America as well as the dicoesan clergy: V. Rev. Stavrophor Vasilije Tomic, the Episcopal Deputy, V. Rev. Stavrophor Milovan Sredojevic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Zivorad Subotic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Prvoslav Puric, V. Rev. Stavrophor Vojislav Pavlovic, V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragomir Ninkovic and Milojko Dimitric, V. Rev. Dusan Gnjatic and V. Rev. Milan Jovanovic, Protosindjel Vasilije (Gavrilovic), abbot of the monastery, Fr. Ivan Radovic and Fr. Jovan Marijanac, Protodeacon Damjan Bozic and Deacon Djuradj Kojic. Present at the liturgy was also Bishop Georgije who has been relieved of his duties. The diocesan choir "Kyr Stefan the Serb" under the direction of Jasmina Vucrovic, sang the responses at the Liturgy.