Apostle Andrew, the Holy and All-Praised First-Called

Commemorated on November 30/December 13

The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he turned with all his soul to God. He did not enter into marriage, and he worked with his brother as a fisherman. When the holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John began to preach, Saint Andrew became his closest disciple. Saint John the Baptist himself sent to Christ his own two disciples, the future Apostles Andrew and John the Theologian, declaring Christ to be the Lamb of God.

Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia

Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia
Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia
Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia
Metropolitan’s evangelic mission in Colombia

Like the first Apostles, their disciples and new enlighteners, Metropolitan Amfilohije heard the voice of Jesus that echoes: “Go forth and baptize all the peoples”, while continuing his evangelic mission in South America.

This distant South American country, which bears the name of Christopher Columbus, the man who discovered America, got its Orthodox missionaries in recent years.

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Central America got a new monastery

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Central America got a new monastery
The Serbian Orthodox Church in Central America got a new monastery
The Serbian Orthodox Church in Central America got a new monastery
The Serbian Orthodox Church in Central America got a new monastery

His Eminence Amfilohije, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and the Administrator of South-Central America, paying a canonical visitation to this Diocese,arrived to the monastery of Holy Trinity in Guatemala on 5 November 2017.

His Eminence was welcomed by abbess of the monastery mother Ines with the sisterhood, protopresbiter-staurophor Alexios Pena Alfaro, Bishop’s deputy of Brazil as well as by monastery spiritual Fr. Ignatius.

A visit to Antiochian Metropolitan and the parish in Madriaga

A visit to Antiochian Metropolitan and the parish in Madriaga
A visit to Antiochian Metropolitan and the parish in Madriaga
A visit to Antiochian Metropolitan and the parish in Madriaga
A visit to Antiochian Metropolitan and the parish in Madriaga

Metropolitan Amfilohije visited the seat of the Church of Antioch in Buenos Aires and a parish in General Madriaga

On 30 November 2017 His Eminence Amfilohije, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and the Administrator of South-Central America, escorted by parish priest Esteban Jovanovic and protodeacon Vladimir Jaramaz, upon the invitation of Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires, visited his Cathedral church of Saint George and the seat of the Diocese of the Church of Antioch in Buenos Aires.

Gala in New York

Gala in New York
Gala in New York
Gala in New York
Gala in New York

Restoring Hope, History, and Future

The Gala fundraising dinner that was held on Saturday November 4th, 2017, more than one year after the tragic fire, which defaced Saint Sava Cathedral, was a very successful and uplifting event. Among the three hundred attendees were church leaders, royal family members and caring Serbian and non-Serbian friends, who, by coming to offer their moral and material support, made this evening truly special.

Kolo - traditional folk dance

Kolo - traditional folk dance
Kolo - traditional folk dance
Kolo - traditional folk dance
Kolo - traditional folk dance

Inscribed in 2017 (12.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kolo is a traditional, collective folk dance performed by dancers who are interlinked to form a chain, usually moving in a circular line holding hands with their arms down. It is performed to the accompaniment of music at private and public gatherings and involves all members of the local community. Cultural-artistic societies and folk dance troupes are also important bearers and practitioners of the element. Kolo has an important integrative social function, fostering collective identities at different levels in the communities. It is a symbol of national identity and bears the hallmark of local and regional communal identities.