Prayerful gathering in memory of 100th anniversary of the Battle of Kolubara

On Monday, 4th November 2014 His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica officiated the solemn Liturgy in honour of the 100th anniversary of the famous Battle of Kolubara.

The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Dragomir Sando, chairman of the Committee for religious education of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac; five military chaplains, serving in military units in the territory of Belgrade, and two deacons. More than hundred army members, led by Chief of the Staff General LjubisaDikovic, participated in the Liturgy. Bishop Arsenije served the panichida for all the warriors fallen in the First World War, especially for the famous Field Marshal  ZivojinMisic and the fighters of the Battle of Kolubara.

Bishop Maxim’s Visit to the Faithful of Bisbee, Arizona

Bishop Maxim’s Visit to the Faithful of Bisbee, Arizona
Bishop Maxim’s Visit to the Faithful of Bisbee, Arizona
Bishop Maxim’s Visit to the Faithful of Bisbee, Arizona
Bishop Maxim’s Visit to the Faithful of Bisbee, Arizona

On Saturday November 8, His Grace Bishop Maxim led the faithful of St. Stephen Nemanja parish in Bisbee, Arizona, in their celebration of the feast of the Holy Great Martyr Dimitrije. Joining them for the day were many friends and relatives from Tucson and the Phoenix area as well as members of the Bisbee community.

Russia and Serbia: A long history of spiritual bonds

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the exhibition “Russia and Serbia: History of Spiritual Bonds”

On 15 November in the afternoon Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russiapayed a visit to the exhibition “Russia and Serbia: History of Spiritual Bonds from XIV until XIX Centuries”. The organizers of this exhibition, held in the former residence of Prince Milos Obrenovic, today the exposition space of the Historical Museum of Serbia at Topcider, are the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Federal Archive Agency (Rossarchive) and the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, with the participation of the State Archive of the Russian Federation, the Russian State Archive of Ancient Documents, State Historical Museum (Moscow) and the Historical Museum of Serbia.

Patriarch Kirill officiated Vesper service at the Russian church in Belgrade

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia served feast-day’s Vesper service (Translation of Relics of St. George) at Holy Trinity church in Belgrade

Faithful people waited since afternoon in front of the Russian church in Belgrade to greet His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Saturday, the 15th of November 2014, and to find a place in the church which was too small to accommodate all of them. Bells of the Russian church marked the arrival of the Russian Patriarch, in whose escort there were Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Archbishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe and Bishop Antonije of Moravica.

Sremski Karlovci: Memory of Metropolitan Anthony (Hrapovitsky)

Within the irenic visit of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Serbian Orthodox Church, the memorial plaque in honour of 150th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan Anthony (Hrapovitsky) was consecrated in Sremski Karlovci on Saturday, 15 November 2014.

This memorial plaque was placed at the door of the Patriarchate Palace in Sremski Karlovci, which had been given at the disposal of Russian bishops in exile by the Serbian Orthodox Church after the First World War, and until 1946 it was the headquarters of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Upon the blessing of Patriarch Kirill, the consecration of the memorial plaque was performed by chairman of the Department of External Church Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.