Serbian Orthodox Church

Slava Celebration in Monroeville

Slava Celebration in Monroeville
Slava Celebration in Monroeville
Slava Celebration in Monroeville
Slava Celebration in Monroeville

This past Sunday St. Nicholas in Monroeville, PA celebrated their parish Slava one day before the Transfer of the Relics of St. Nicholas. Honored Kumovi this year were the deserving Steven and Patricia Popovich (and daughter Natalia and husband Leo). Very Rev. Father George Veselinovich led the congregation around the church for Gospel readings and prayers at each point of the cross. Before the banquet our Kumovi helped Father George turn the Slavski Kolach (baked by Natalia) in the church.

The Serbian Patriarch received the Greek Minister of Defense

The Serbian Patriarch received the Greek Minister of Defense
The Serbian Patriarch received the Greek Minister of Defense
The Serbian Patriarch received the Greek Minister of Defense
The Serbian Patriarch received the Greek Minister of Defense

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. Panos Kammenos, Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Greece, at the Serbian Patriarchate Palace in Belgrade on 24 May 2017.

The Honorable Minister expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for a gift as well as for the warm and friendly reception during which they discussed various aspects of life of people both in Serbia and Greece and some topics of general interest. The Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guest for the visit and the delivered gift, wishing him abundant blessings from the Lord and a full success in his future work.

The Serbian Patriarch received the Director of the World Jewish Congress

The Serbian Patriarch received the Director of the World Jewish Congress
The Serbian Patriarch received the Director of the World Jewish Congress
The Serbian Patriarch received the Director of the World Jewish Congress
The Serbian Patriarch received the Director of the World Jewish Congress

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. Robert Singer, executive director of the World Jewish Congress, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 23 May 2017.

Mr. Singer expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the warm and friendly reception during which they discussed various aspects of life and the problems faced by the peoples in Serbia, the Middle East and in Europe. The Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guest for the visit and respect for the Serbian people, wishing him divine blessings in his future activities.

The Ascension of the Lord – Patron Feast of the City of Belgrade

The Divine Liturgy celebrated in the church of the Ascension of the Lord in Belgrade and a solemn procession through central streets of the City of Belgrade marked Belgrade’s Patronal feast – Ascension of the Lord (photo gallery - Deacon Dragan Tanasijević).

Holy Liturgy was presided over by His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishop Irinej of Eastern America and Antonije, Vicar Bishop of Moravice. The Bishop Irinej pointed out in his sermon that the Feast of the Ascension was the feast connecting heaven and earth.

 

Crown Prince Alexander Hosts the Patriarch and the Holy Synod at the White Palace

Crown Prince Alexander Hosts the Patriarch and the Holy Synod at the White Palace
Crown Prince Alexander Hosts the Patriarch and the Holy Synod at the White Palace
Crown Prince Alexander Hosts the Patriarch and the Holy Synod at the White Palace
Crown Prince Alexander Hosts the Patriarch and the Holy Synod at the White Palace

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander hosted a dinner at the White Palace in honour of Arch hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church who are participating in the regular Church Assembly.

The dinner was attended by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia with Metropolitans and Bishops of the Church, Prof. Dr. Mileta Radojevic Serbian Government Director for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities, and members of the advisory bodies to the Crown.

Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and Baranja reposed in the Lord

Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and  Baranja fell asleep in the Lord in the afternoon of 24 May 2017 at the Clinical Hospital Center in Osijek, Croatia.

Bishop Lucian (Vladulov) was born on 9 May 1933 in Heifeldt (today's New Kolarci in Banat). He finished the Theological Seminary in Sremski Karlovici as well as the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.