Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb

Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb
Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb
Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb
Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb

On Friday, January 20th, 2017, when our Church prayerfully celebrates the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana served its Patron Saint-day.

Bishop Fotije of Dalmatia celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, at the Cathedral church of Holy Transfiguration in Zagreb, with the concelebration of Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac and Metropolitan Porfirije, as well as Archimandrite Nikodim (Kosovic), heugomen of the monastery of Krka and the brotherhood of the Cathedral church. 

The Feast of Theophany in Zemun

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Nicholas in Zemun on the Lord’s feast-day of Theophany, 19 January 2017. (photo gallery). - A great number of swimmers were competing for the Holy Cross in the icy waters of the Danube

Following the Liturgy where the Patriarch was concelebrated by the clergy of the Archdioceses of Belgrade-Karlovac, he performed the solemn rite of the Blessing of water.

Christmas Open House

Christmas Open House
Christmas Open House
Christmas Open House
Christmas Open House

On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, His Grace Bishop Maxim & the Dioesan Kolo Srpskih Sestara hosted a special Christmas Open House at the Bishop's Residence. Clergy and many guests from throughout the Southern California came to join His Grace Bishop Maxim for this Christmas & New Year Celebration. The evening was enjoyed by all and provided a warm casual atmosphere for friends and families to visit and share memories from the past year and hopes and plans for the future.

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Cathedral church in Belgrade

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Cathedral church in Belgrade
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Cathedral church in Belgrade
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Cathedral church in Belgrade
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Cathedral church in Belgrade

His Holiness Irine, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade on the feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, January 18th, 2017.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by the clergy of the Cathedral church. At the end of the Liturgy, Serbian Patriarch served the rite of the Great Blessing of Waters and held a sermon. 

Holidays in The New Gracanica


Aside from regular daily services the following are scheduled:

  • 1/18 - Day of the Holy Cross: 8:00 - Royal hours, 9:00 - Liturgy of St. Basil and blessing of water, 5:00pm - Vigil
  • 1/19 - Theophany: 10:00 - Liturgy and great blessing of water, 5:00pm - Vigil
  • 1/20 - Saint John the Baptist: 10:00 - Liturgy, cutting of Slava breads before and after litugy
  • 1/27 - Saint Sava: 9:00 - Liturgy
  • 1/28 - Saint Sava celebration: 5:00pm - Vespers, children’s program in the hall