Serbian Orthodox Church
Great Lenten Vespers services of the Cleveland Deanery (Second Group) were held at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church on Laird Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio on March 19th, the third Sunday of Lent - Veneration of the Holy Cross.
Reverend Father Bosko Stojanovic, parish priest, welcomed clergy and parishioners from neighboring churches of the Deanery. Serving with host priest Father Bosko were Reverend Dragan Goronjic (Dean), Very Reverend Protosingelos Sava (Medakovich), Very Reverend Milan Pajic, Reverend Aleksa Pavichevich, and Reverend Vedran Grabic.
Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Parasceve at Golubovci on March 19, 2017.
In his liturgical sermon after the Gospel reading, the Metropolitan pointed out that Christ’s Cross is the power the Lord revealed and granted us by His own Death and Crucifixion. It was Him Who first denied Himself, Who sacrificed Himself to the very end, Who was crucified for us and for our illumination and salvation sake. He was crucified and died in order to grant us eternal and never-ceasing life. Great Lent is just in that sign, in the sign of our purification, spiritual transformation… During the Liturgy he ordained into the priesthood deacon Blazo Petrovic, who is going to be pa parish priest in Zeta.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited the city of Nis on March 17, 2017. His Grace Teodosije, Bishop of Raska-Prizren and Administrator of the Nish Diocese, welcomed the Head of the Serbian Church in front of the Cathedral of the Descent of the Holy Spirit.
The reason for this visit was the 80th anniversary of the Institute for pneumatic deceases and tuberculosis in Nis. The Serbian Patriarch addressed participants of the scientific symposium held on the occasion of this jubilee.
On Friday, March 17, 2017, on the Feast of Venerable Gerasim of Jordan, which is also the name day of His Grace Gerasim, Bishop of Gornji (Upper) Karlovac, Croatia, he was visited by His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and His Grace Fotije, Bishop of Dalmatia.
The Hierarchs were warmly welcomed by the host Bishop Gerasim in Karlovac. In a conversation that took place in Bishop's residence the life and work of the clergy, the state of Orthodox monasteries and churches as well as the life of Orthodox faithful in Croatia were discussed.
Winter is the most wonderful time of year in Miami. It's not too hot out, rather the perfect temperature to be able to bask in the beauties of Florida. During that time, Miami is filled with tourists, streets swarming with cars, and everyone just trying to take advantage of the weather and make the most of their annual vacations.
Our community in Miami, at the Church of St. Simon Myrrhflowing, has more than one reason to celebrate and rejoice. The church celebrates its patron saint day, St. Simon, every year on February 26th. This year was special for our parish. Our newly appointed Bishop, His Grace Irinej, accepted our invitation and paid his first visit to our parish.