The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada

The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada
The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada
The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada
The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints Mardarije First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada

With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, the relics of St. Mardarije, which have laid in the Church of St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois, since his internment in December 1935, were uncovered. The opening revealed St. Mardarije’s holy relics to be incorrupt.

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, His Grace Bishop Longin served Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Monastery with Sindjel Serafim (Milojkovic), Priest Nikolaj Kostur and Hierodeacon Nektarije (Tesanovic), in preparation for uncovering the relics. Following the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Longin and the other clergy served a Moleban with the Akathist written to St. Mardarije. Upon completion, the crew organized to remove the tombstone and flooring in order to exhume the relics arrived, under the guidance of Mr. Dusan Djordjevic of Sveta Gora Funeral Home in Chicago. After removal of the stone, it was revealed that the casket of St. Mardarije was in a cement vault. This caused the opening to be delayed one additional day in order to organize a team to open the vault.

Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and Baranja reposed in the Lord

Bishop Lukijan of Osijek-Polje and  Baranja fell asleep in the Lord in the afternoon of 24 May 2017 at the Clinical Hospital Center in Osijek, Croatia.

Bishop Lucian (Vladulov) was born on 9 May 1933 in Heifeldt (today's New Kolarci in Banat). He finished the Theological Seminary in Sremski Karlovici as well as the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.

Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle

Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle
Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle
Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle
Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle

On the Seventh Sunday after Pascha, May 28, 2017, parishioners of St. Sava Church in Seattle celebrated their Patronal Feast Day- Transfer of the Relics of St. Sava.

Episcopal Dean, Very Rev. Vidoslav Vujasin from Portland served the Divine Liturgy together with parish priest Rev. Zoran Aleksic. After reading of the Holy Gospel, addressing the faithful, Fr. Vidoslav spoke of the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus and about our role in the Church as God's chosen.

The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta

The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta
The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta
The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta
The Cyrillic Day in Atlanta

This event was in honor of the Feast of St. Cyril and Methodius, the two holy brothers who were Byzantine Christian theologians and Christian missionaries to the Slavic people. The Cyrillic Day was organized for the first time on May 21, 2017, here in Atlanta. It took place in the central library for Gwinnett County in Lilburn (the same city where we are building our Serbian church).

St. Nicholas in Philadelphia Celebrates is Patronal Feast Day

St. Nicholas in Philadelphia Celebrates is Patronal Feast Day
St. Nicholas in Philadelphia Celebrates is Patronal Feast Day
St. Nicholas in Philadelphia Celebrates is Patronal Feast Day
St. Nicholas in Philadelphia Celebrates is Patronal Feast Day

On Sunday May 21st, St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Greater Philadelphia joyously celebrated Its patronal feast day of the Transfer of the relics of St. Nicholas. Prior to the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, the clergy and faithful went in procession around the church. At the conclusion of the gestalt procession, the Slavski kolach and koljivo were blessed at the entrance of the church.