Serbian Orthodox Church

Archpastoral Paschal Message of His Grace Irinej, Bishop of Eastern America

 

 

IRINEJ
BY THE GRACE OF GOD
BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA
THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Most beloved clergy and monastics,sons and daughters, faithful children of the Diocese of Eastern America of our most holy Church, from a paternal heart overflowing with Paschal joy, We greet you on this most radiant and most joyous Feast, The Feast of Feasts – the Resurrection of Christ from the dead, with the all joyous and ancient Christian greeting:

Bishop Marko of Bregalnica in the Holy Land

Bishop Marko of Bregalnica in the Holy Land
Bishop Marko of Bregalnica in the Holy Land
Bishop Marko of Bregalnica in the Holy Land
Bishop Marko of Bregalnica in the Holy Land

On the feast day of the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, His Holiness Patriarch Teophile of Jerusalem served the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Jerusalem.

Besides His Grace Bishop Marko of Bregalnica, the Patriarch was concelebrated also by Teophanos of Gerason, Metropolitan George of Nizhny Novgorod, Metropolitan Aristarch of Constantina, Metropolitan Methodius of Tavor, Metropolitan Ioakim of Helenoupolis, Archbishop Demetrius of Vitepos, Bishop Basilios of Kotlag and many priests from almost all Local Orthodox Churches.

Feast days in the Diocese of Raska-Prizren

Feast days in the Diocese of Raska-Prizren
Feast days in the Diocese of Raska-Prizren
Feast days in the Diocese of Raska-Prizren
Feast days in the Diocese of Raska-Prizren

The feast day of the chapel of Saint Lazar the Four-days in the monastery of Holy Archangels near Prizren. In the monastery of Gracanica the feast day of Entry of Christ into Jerusalem solemnly celebrated.

In the monastery of Gracanica solemnly celebrated the feast day of the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. The Holy Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of the local clergy.

Feast day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem in Skopje

Feast day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem in Skopje
Feast day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem in Skopje
Feast day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem in Skopje
Feast day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem in Skopje

On the day when the Church celebrates Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolian of Skopje, officiated the Holy Liturgy in the monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Skopje.

He was concelebrated by His Grace Bishop of Stoby and locum tenens of Strumica David as well as many priests from the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Orthodox Archbishopric.

Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej

Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej
Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej
Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej
Patron Saint-day of Serbian Patriarch Irinej

 On 31 April 2018, on the occasion of the Lazarus Saturday, His Patron Saint-day , His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received , after the Holy Liturgy at the Cathedral church,high guests at the Patriarchate court in Belgrade. His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac performed a solemn rite of blessing the slava cake.

The slava rite was attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa and Jovan of Sumadija, Secretary General of the president of the Republic of Serbian Nikola Selakovic, President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik, Minister of Justice Nela Kuburovic, Director of the Security Intelligence Agency (BIA) Bratislav Gasic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Traditional Churches and Religious Communities Mileta Radojevic,PhD; abbot of the Holy Archangels monastery in Kovilj Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic), Ambassadors of Greece and Cyprus Elias Eliadis and Constanton Eliades, representatives of traditional Churches and religious communities, priests and monks, as well as many eminent people from economic and cultural life of the Serbian capital.

Lazarus Saturday in Cathedral church in Belgrade

Lazarus Saturday in Cathedral church in Belgrade
Lazarus Saturday in Cathedral church in Belgrade
Lazarus Saturday in Cathedral church in Belgrade
Lazarus Saturday in Cathedral church in Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on Lazarus Saturday, 31 March 2018.

In prayerful presence of His grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, His Holiness was concelebrated by head of Novo Hopovo monastery Archimandrite Pavle Jovic, chief secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops protopresbyter-staurophor Savo Jovic, PhD; dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade protopresbyter-staurophor Predrag Puzovic, PhD, etc.

 

"The Love of God the Father" 21st Annual Diocesan SKSS Retreat, Alhambra

"The Love of God the Father" 21st Annual Diocesan SKSS Retreat, Alhambra
"The Love of God the Father" 21st Annual Diocesan SKSS Retreat, Alhambra
"The Love of God the Father" 21st Annual Diocesan SKSS Retreat, Alhambra
"The Love of God the Father" 21st Annual Diocesan SKSS Retreat, Alhambra

 “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are” (I John 3:1).

This was the theme of the 21st Annual Diocesan Kolo Srpskih Sestara Lenten Women's Retreat which was held at the Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24, 2017.