Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned

Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned
Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned
Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned
Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned

On 13 August 2017, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Nis and on this occasion he elevated His Grace Arsenije (Glavcic) to the Throne of Diocesan Bishops of Nis – The event was attended by envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nikola Selakovic, Mayor of Nis Darko Bulatovic, high representatives of the Armed Forces of Serbia, public and cultural life of Nis – The Liturgy and enthronement was attended Apostolic Nuntio in Serbia Luciano Suriani and Roman Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Solemn Liturgy with the concelebration of: His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops: Arsenije of Nis, Irinej of Backa, Justin of Zica, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadia, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Fotije of Dalmatia, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, David of Krusevac, Jovan of Slavonia, Ilarion of Timok, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Vicar Bishop David of Stobi.

Saint Angelina of Serbia

Saint Angelina was the daughter of Prince George Skenderbeg of Albania. Her mother’s name is not known, but she raised her daughter in Christian piety and taught her to love God.

Saint Stephen Brancovich (October 9 and December 10), the ruler of Serbia, had come to Albania to escape those who wished to kill him. Some time before he arrived in Albania, Saint Stephen was unjustly blinded by the Turkish Sultan for some perceived offense. Since he was innocent, he bore his affliction with courage.

Biography of new-elected Bishop of Toplica Arsenije (Glavcic)

The new-elected Bishop of ToplicaArsenije (Glavcic), Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, was born on March 10, 1978 in Vrsac, as MilomirGlavcic.

He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1993, and from there, upon the blessing of the then Bishop Hrizostom (Stolic) of Banat, attended the Seminary of Saint Sava in Belgrade and finished it successfully in 1998. Upon the blessing of Bishop Hrizostom, he immatriculated the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. During his studies he attended  twice the Puskin Institute in Moscow to improve his Russian, in 1999 and 2000.

First Liturgy in Japanese in Belgrade Cathedral

With the blessing of Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan, Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierachal Liturgy with the concelebration of a guest from the Japanese Orthodox Church, priest Gregory Mizuno from Yokohama, in the Cathedral church in Belgrade on Sunday, 6 August 207, on the feast of the Holy Martyrs of Prebilovci and Lower Herzegovina.

Father Gregory pronounced prayers and exclamations in Japanese, which was, actually, the first time in history that in the Belgrade's Cathedral church the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served in this language as well.

Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese

Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese
Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese
Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese
Diocesan Days 2017 in the Eastern-American Diocese

On Saturday, August 5th, the Eastern-American Diocese held their first Diocesan Day celebration under the omophorion of their recently-enthroned hierarch, His Grace Bishop Irinej. 

Faithful from around the diocese gathered at the Most Holy Mother of God Monastery Church at the St. Sava Camp in Shadeland, PA, to offer thanksgiving to God as one body, in unity, at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia

Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia
Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia
Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia
Bishop Jovan of Slavonia in Russia

Bishop of Slavonia attended the Patronal feast of Air landing troops in Moscow. - A visit to the Diocese of Novy Kuznec and Metropolitanate of Kemerov.

On 2 August 2017 when the Holy Church celebrates the feast of Holy Prophet Elijah, traditionally feast’s celebrations dedicated to Saint Elijah’s Day were held in the street of Ilinka. This is the day which unitea the Day of Air Landing Troops with the Patronal feast of the church of Saint Elijah the Prophet, which is the central church of the Air Landing troops.