Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, General LjubisaDikovic, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 8 October 2015.
The delegation of the Serbian Armed Forces (SAF), headed by the Chief of the General Staff of the SAF General Ljubisa Dikovic, consisted of: Head of the Directorate for Operations Major General Vojin Jondic, Colonels Milan Aksic and Sasa Milutinovic, from the Directorate of Human Resources as well as the chief military chaplain, Captain Sladjan Vlajic.
Bishops Simon of Shahtin and Milerovsky (Moscow Patriarchate) and Pahomije of Vranje (Serbian Patriarchate) received by Serbian Patriarch on October 5th, 2015.
Serbian and Russian hierarchs were accompanied by protopresbyterVladislavKasiyan
North Canton, OH - This Feast of the Holy, Precious and Life-Giving Cross was a day of great spiritual joy for the community at St George Serbian Orthodox Church. His Grace Bishop Dr +Mitrophan elevated two candidates to major orders of ordained service in the Holy Orthodox Church. Through their dedication, training, and honorable service, these candidates have shown themselves to be capable of the priestly and diaconal offices entrusted to them.
On Sunday 20th of September the parish of The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos parish in Orange County celebrated its Slava. His Grace Bishop Maxim accompanied by Diocesan Deacon Zoran presided over the day’s festivities with the parish clergy, Fr. Blasko and Deacon David. The day started with the singing of Orthros and the baptism of Zoe, the six-month old daughter of Deacon David and Diakonissa Lauren. Bishop Maxim himself administered the baptism and anointing while all present prayed for the newly illumined. The Holy Liturgy followed with the beautiful singing of the parish choir and concluded with a sermon by His Grace in which he described the Liturgy as a kind of joyous play with God. A large banquet followed the Liturgy with music, dancing and fellowship.
18th Sunday after Pentecost:
The Leave-taking of The Exaltation of the
The Holy Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy
RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE ONE: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure Body; You arose on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your Kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, O You who loves mankind.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon agreed that a destruction of the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be a crime and that it must not be allowed to happen.
Nikolic requested Ban's support for preventing Kosovo's admission to UNESCO and protecting the Serbian heritage, which is also the world's heritage, the Serbian president's press office said in a statement on Wednesday. It would be a great crime if the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be destroyed, said Nikolic, noting that Serbia expects support from all those who act by following their conscience.
Nikolic presented to Ban documents due to which Serbia is opposing the admission to UNESCO of the "Republic of Kosovo", unilaterally declared by ethnic Albanians in the province.