Serbian Orthodox Church
Sunday, September 28, 2014 was a joyous day in the life of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church. His Grace, Bishop Mitrophan together with V. Rev. Miroslav Simijionovic, Rev. Dragan Zaric, the parishioners and friends of the parish assembled to celebrate the parish Kolo Sistara’s Slava, The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary.
On the property of the monastery of Dechani several graffiti of UCK, AKS, ISIS, " The Caliphate is coming" as well as two inscriptions which look like Arabian script showed up.
The nearest graffiti are on the garden shed, about 300 meters east of the Dechani church. After noticing the graffiti, monks informed the Kosovo police and KFOR, who began to investigate right away. While abbot of the monastery of Dechani was talking with the local KFOR commander Colonel Minelli and the chief of the Kosovo police in Dechani during the inspection, a group of young Albanians from the local road (100 m away) began chanting UCK. The police detained three young men because of their provocative behaviour. It is assumed that unknown individuals wrote graffiti in the course of the last night by entering the property of the monastery at the place where it is not fenced.
The Serbian Orthodox parish in Barcelona solemnly celebrated its Patron Saint-day (slava) of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God.
On this occasion Bishop Luke of Western Europe served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of priests from the whole Spain and guests from Serbia: protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Radomir Popovic, professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, and presbyter Jovan Milanovic, professor of the Karlovci Seminary.
On Sunday, October 5th, His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, and as part of his official visit to this city on occasion of the Serbian Singing Society - S.S.S Branko Radichevich Choral Symposium marking the 100th Anniversary of the repose of Serbian composer Stevan St. Mokranjac.
Concelebrating with the esteemed guest hierarch from the Fifth Continent, who began his priestly ministry at the Chicago Cathedral, were the Very Reverend Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Fr. Uros Ocokoljic, the Reverend Presbyters: Fr. Darko Spasojevic, Cathedral Dean; Fr. Radovan Jakovljevic, Fr Vasilije Vranic; and Reverend Deacons Theodore Sokolovic and Nenad Jakovljevic.
His Holiness Irenaeus, Serbian Patriarch, consecrated the church of Saint Sava in Stockholm on 4 October 2014.
First immigrants of Serbian descent came to Sweden soon after the Second World War. There were two sorts of them. The first came as the prisoners which were brought during the war. They were brought in order to build roads and railroads through the Norwegian mountains as a part of the planned German attack on the Soviet Union from the north. The other were transferred from many camps throughout Europe soon after the end of war. Later migrations happened because of the economic reasons and they have lasted until today.
Seattle is in the top 5 rainiest U.S. cities by number of precipitations days, and it gets the least amount of annual sunlight of all major cities in the lower-48 states.
This city experiences moderate to heavy rain during the months of November, December, and January. However, during this last Archpastoral visit of His Grace our Bishop Maxim to his humble flock and parishes dedicated to St. Sava and The Protection of the Holy Theotokos, we had a sunny and crisp weekend.