The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch

The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch
The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch
The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch
The Association “Friends of Mount Athos” in an audience with the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received a delegation of the humanitarian Association “Friends of Mount Athos”, headed by His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diocleia at the Serbian Patriarchate on 23 October 2017.

Metropolitan Kallistos expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial and brotherly reception during which they talked about projects and donations of this humanitarian association directed to the Chilandar Monastery.

Minister Zoran Djordjevic received by the Serbian Patriarch

Minister Zoran Djordjevic received by the Serbian Patriarch
Minister Zoran Djordjevic received by the Serbian Patriarch
Minister Zoran Djordjevic received by the Serbian Patriarch
Minister Zoran Djordjevic received by the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Zoran Djordjevic, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy in the Government of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate on 23 October 2017.

The distinguished minister expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial meeting during which they discussed about the problems that face the marginalized people in the Republic of Serbia and the ways how to solve them.

SebFest in Orlando

SebFest in Orlando
SebFest in Orlando
SebFest in Orlando
SebFest in Orlando

This past weekend, St. Petka Orthodox church in Orlando hosted the 12th annual SerbFest. This, now traditional, festival brought over 5,000 people to our church grounds. All of the proceeds made will go toward the construction of our new church. The church parishioners volunteered their time by cooking, baking, selling, cleaning, setting up, etc. all in hopes of raising money to profit the church. Their work helped create three unforgettable days.

Professor Kyriaki FitzGerald Speaks at Bose Conference in Italy

Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, Adjunct Professor of Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Co-founder and Executive Director of Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV), offered the key note presentation at the Consultation on “Ecumenical Perspectives to the Role of Women in the Churches.” This was held at the Monastery of Bose in Mangano, Italy on October 3 to 7, 2017. She spoke on “Challenges and Opportunities of the Role of Women in the Church from a Theological Perspective.”

Great celebrations in the church of St. Nicholas in Rijeka

Great celebrations in the church of St. Nicholas in Rijeka
Great celebrations in the church of St. Nicholas in Rijeka
Great celebrations in the church of St. Nicholas in Rijeka
Great celebrations in the church of St. Nicholas in Rijeka

On the feast-day of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, a jubilee was marked in the church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Rijeka on the occasionof the 300-anniversary since obtaining benefits of practicing religion, which Orthodox citizens of the city of Rijeka received in 1717 from Roman Emperor Charles VI.

The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Slavonia, Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac and the Diocesan Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac. Among concelebrants there were abbot Heruvim (Diocese of Osijek-Polje) and other local priests.