Soko Monastery celebrated its Patron Saint-day, feast-day of St. Bishop Nikolaj of Serbia
The pious people from the dioceses of Sabac, Sumadia, Srem, Banat, and from Republic of Srpska and its towns Bratunac and Srebrenica, attended the feast day’s vigil service celebrate by local priests, while Diocesan Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac attended the service.
The Diocese of Middle Europe, with its head Bishop Sergije and along with its priesthood, monks and lots of believers, celebrated, for the first time, its Patron Saint-Day (slava) – Saint Nikolaj of Zica and Ohrid.
His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa held a sermon on this Serbian saint and paptron saint of the Diocese, and officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla, Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac, David of Krusevac, Andrej of Austria-Switzerland, Jeronim of Jegar and the host Bishop Sergije, as well as lots of priests and monks from the Fatherland and the Diocese of Middle Europe.
A collection of photo galleries from the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as celebrated throughout the Eastern-American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Akron (OH), Aliquippa (PA), Atlanta (GA), Carmichaels (PA), Clearwater (FL), Columbus (OH), Hermitage (PA), New York (NY), North Canton, Portland (ME), Richfield (OH), Youngstown (OH), Youngwood (PA) - see pictures.
Christ is Risen! Христос Воскресе!
On Sunday of Antipasha, a small parish community in Boise, celebrated its Parish Slava – The Holy Resurrection of Christ. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace, Bishop Maxim, with concelebrating priests: Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes, presbyter Milan Dragovic, with many people from the Greek Parish and the Church of St Archangel Michael from Salt Lake City.
Military flags of the Army of Serbia were consecrated at St. George Church in Oplenac on 22 April 2015. The ceremony was officiated by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar Bishop of the Patriarch of Serbia and clergy. The tradition of consecration of Military Flags in Serbian history started with the Karadjordjevic Royal Family. Previous ceremonies were conducted in the presence of HM King Peter I (great grandfather of HRH Crown Prince Alexander) in 1911 and HM King Alexander I (grandfather of HRH Crown Prince Alexander) in 1930.
Mr Predrag Markovic, member of the Crown Council represented His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander at the ceremony, to support the reinstalling of this glorious tradition. On behalf of the Army of Serbia there were General Major Vojin Jondic, Brigadier General Jelesije Radivojevic and Colonel Sasa Milutinovic.