Archimandrite Sava Janjic: Reaction to the statement of Kosovo police spokesperson Mr. Baki Kelani

Reaction to the statement of Kosovo police (kp) spokesperson Mr. Baki Kelani

In his statement for local media the Kosovo police spokesperson Baki Kelani said yesterday that the armed persons who were arrested two nights ago in front of our Monastery had nothing to do with terrorism and that it was only a case of illegal weapons possession. Kelani also said that „the car with suspects had been seen much before but was stopped by police in the street, which was the most appropriate
location for the police“.

Opening of the Legal Year 2016 Service in Melbourne

Opening of the Legal Year 2016 Service in Melbourne
Opening of the Legal Year 2016 Service in Melbourne
Opening of the Legal Year 2016 Service in Melbourne
Opening of the Legal Year 2016 Service in Melbourne

The Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania, sponsored the Annual Opening of the Legal Year for 2016 with a Pan-Orthodox Prayer Service – Doxology held at St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church in South Melbourne on Monday morning, 1 February 2016.

Many notable participants: hierarchs, clergy and laity, legal professionals from the Orthodox community, were present to receive the dignitaries from the judiciary, including distinguished Supreme Court justices, and offer prayers for beginning of the new Legal Year.

Patriarch Irinej leaves for a canonical visit to the Diocese of Canada

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, left for a two-week working visit to the Diocese of Canada today, on 2 February 2016.  The Serbian Patriarch is the administrator of the Diocese of Canada since the last year’s session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops. This is the third visit of His Holiness to the Diocese of Canada.

During this visit the Patriarch will hold a regular annual assembly of the Diocese of Canada. In addition, he will visit the Church-school congregations: Saints Cyril and Methodius in Guelph, Saint George in Waterloo, Holy Archangel Michael in Richmond Hill (North Toronto), Holy Trinity in Kitchener, Holy Archdeacon Stefan in Ottawa, Saint Anthony of  Syrmium in Ottawa, Saint Sava in Winnipeg, Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Calgary, Saint Sava in Toronto and Saint Peter and Paul the Apostles in Oakville.

Patron Saint-day of the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral

Patron Saint-day of the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral
Patron Saint-day of the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral
Patron Saint-day of the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral
Patron Saint-day of the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral

The Patron Saint-day (slava) of the memorial cathedral of the Serbian people, was celebrated with Divine Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch.

His Grace Bishop Arsenije was concelebrated by the clergy of Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac, clergy of Saint Sava Cathedral and guests from Greece and other dioceses of teh Serbian Orthodox Church. Besides lots of believers who were present at the Liturgy, the service was also attended by Director of the Bureau for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Dr. Mileta Radojevic, adviser to President of Prime Minister Mr. Vladimir Bozovic, chief architect of the Cathedral Professor Dr. Vojislav Milovanovic, representatives of the city authorities, representatives of the religious communities, students of Belgrade schools.

Vigil on Eve of the slava of the church of Saint Sava on Vracar

Vigil on Eve of the slava of the church of Saint Sava on Vracar
Vigil on Eve of the slava of the church of Saint Sava on Vracar
Vigil on Eve of the slava of the church of Saint Sava on Vracar
Vigil on Eve of the slava of the church of Saint Sava on Vracar

The celebration of the slava of the church of Saint Sava began with All night Vigil on the Eve of the feast day.

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch,  served the great feast day's  All Night Vigil in the church of Saint Sava on Vracar in Belgrade, on the Eve of the feast day of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop and Enlightener.