Patronal Celebration of Saint Sava in Los Angeles

Patronal Celebration of Saint Sava in Los Angeles
Patronal Celebration of Saint Sava in Los Angeles
Patronal Celebration of Saint Sava in Los Angeles
Patronal Celebration of Saint Sava in Los Angeles

A brisk sunny morning has dawned on Januuary 27th, 2018, when the Serbian Church liturgically commemorates the greatest enlightener and the First Archbishop of Serbia, Saint Sava.

In Saint Sava’s Parish of Los Angeles, created through equal to the apostolic efforts of Saint Sebastian Dabovic in 1909, final preparations for the celebration of the one who, for centuries, has been teaching and inspiring Serbs all around the globe how to remain on “the path that leads to Life” (according to his troparion), were being executed in haste.

“Jasenovac – The Right to Remembrance”

“Jasenovac – The Right to Remembrance”
“Jasenovac – The Right to Remembrance”
“Jasenovac – The Right to Remembrance”
“Jasenovac – The Right to Remembrance”

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, His Excellency Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic opened “Jasenovac – The Right to Remembrance” Exhibition at the United Nations in New York City.

Present for the opening were His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, Their Excellencies Ambassador Djerdj Matkovic of the Embassy of Serbia to the United States of America, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Milan Milanovic, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations, as well as the Honorable Consul General of Serbia to the United States. Numerous members of other Diplomatic and Consular Corps were also present, as well as academics, artists and other dignitaries. Most notable was the presence and living testimony of survivors of fascist-operated concentration camps in the Independent State of Croatia during World War II, including those incarcerated in children’s camps.

St. Sava’s Feast-day in Wellington, New Zealand

St. Sava’s Feast-day in Wellington, New Zealand
St. Sava’s Feast-day in Wellington, New Zealand
St. Sava’s Feast-day in Wellington, New Zealand
St. Sava’s Feast-day in Wellington, New Zealand

St. Sava’s church in the capital city of New Zealand ceremoniously celebrated its patron feast-day, on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

The ceremony began with the Holy Liturgy, which was headed by hieromonk Meletius from the monastery of Holy Archangels in Levin, with the concelebration of Predrag Grubački, parish priest of Wellington. After the Divine Liturgy and a procession, a Slava cake (loaf) was prepared by the hosts of the feast, the Brasic family. A part of the cake was handed over to the hosts for the next year, the Lovrić family. After the celebration, the children demonstrated to what an extent the St. Sava’s way was deeply rooted in the Serbian soul. Recitations, poems and stories prepared by the little ones with so much affection did not leave indifferent anyone present.

Saint Sava marked in Trebinje, Herzegovina

Saint Sava marked in Trebinje, Herzegovina
Saint Sava marked in Trebinje, Herzegovina
Saint Sava marked in Trebinje, Herzegovina
Saint Sava marked in Trebinje, Herzegovina

The Saint Sava feast was solemnly celebrated with a liturgical gathering in the Cathedral church in Trebinje. After the Holy Liturgy, the children from the Trebinje kindergartens performed a suitable program, singing joyfully and reciting poems dedicated to Saint Sava. Packages were distributed to the children.

Bishop Irinej of Eastern America visits Saint Nicholas in Philadelphia

Bishop Irinej of Eastern America visits Saint Nicholas in Philadelphia
Bishop Irinej of Eastern America visits Saint Nicholas in Philadelphia
Bishop Irinej of Eastern America visits Saint Nicholas in Philadelphia
Bishop Irinej of Eastern America visits Saint Nicholas in Philadelphia

On the Sunday after Theophany, St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia was blessed to have His Grace, Rt. Rev. Irinej, celebrate the Divine Liturgy.