Church Patronal Feast Commemoration in Halifax, Northern England

Church Patronal Feast Commemoration in Halifax, Northern England
Church Patronal Feast Commemoration in Halifax, Northern England
Church Patronal Feast Commemoration in Halifax, Northern England
Church Patronal Feast Commemoration in Halifax, Northern England

On Sunday 20th January 2019, the church patron and the parish intercessor before our Lord God - the Holy prophet, forerunner and Baptist John was commemorated.

The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom was served by Archpriest Zarko Nedic, of Holy Trinity church in Bradford, the hierarchical dean for Great Britain & Ireland. At the chantors stand sang father Aleksandar Ilic, Nedeljko (Nedjo) Karagic and Slobodan (Borko) Budimir. Following Holy communion of the clergy, father Zarko orated an educational sermon, which included a short account about the life of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John.

Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb

Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb
Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb
Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb
Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Zagreb

On Sunday, 20 January 2019, on the feast-day of the Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist, His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana celebrated his patron saint day (slava).

Saint John the Baptist – Patron Saint-day of Bishop Irinej of Backa

Saint John the Baptist – Patron Saint-day of Bishop Irinej of Backa
Saint John the Baptist – Patron Saint-day of Bishop Irinej of Backa
Saint John the Baptist – Patron Saint-day of Bishop Irinej of Backa
Saint John the Baptist – Patron Saint-day of Bishop Irinej of Backa

On Sunday, 20 January 2019, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa celebrated his patron Saint.

Bishop David of Krusevac officiated the Eucharistic gathering in the Cathedral church in Novi Sad with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Arsenije of Nis, Nikodim of Dalmatia, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja, host – Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa, Isihije of Mohacs, as well as of Very Venerable Archimandrites Vasilije (Kostic) and Prokopije (Tajara).

Epiphany procession and swimming for the Holy Cross in Zemun

Epiphany procession and swimming for the Holy Cross in Zemun
Epiphany procession and swimming for the Holy Cross in Zemun
Epiphany procession and swimming for the Holy Cross in Zemun
Epiphany procession and swimming for the Holy Cross in Zemun

The Holy Cross was reached by the 18-year-old Jovana Leposavic, who dedicated the Epiphany Cross to her friends suffering from cancer, as well as for those who have died of this malignant disease.

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch served on 19 January 2019, on Epiphany, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Saint Nicholas Church in Zemun, Belgrade.  During the Lityrgy the Pariarch ordained Mr. Nikola Masnikos, a graduate theology student and postgraduate theologian of the Moscow Theological Academy, to the rank of a reader.

Liturgy in Saint John church at Central Cemetary

Liturgy in Saint John church at Central Cemetary
Liturgy in Saint John church at Central Cemetary
Liturgy in Saint John church at Central Cemetary
Liturgy in Saint John church at Central Cemetary

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served on the feast day of the Sinaxys of Saint John the Baptist, 20 January 2019, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of Saint John at the Central Cemetary in Belgrade.

President Putin visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

President Putin visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
President Putin visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
President Putin visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
President Putin visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
President of Russia Mr. Vladimir Putin completed his visit to the Republic of Serbia with a tour of the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in the Belgrade district Vracar on the 17th of January 2019 (photo gallery).

President of Russia Mr. Vladimir Putin, accompanied by President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, visited the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district in the evening of 17 January 2019. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej welcomed the dear guest from Russia with a warm greeting in the Testimonial Cathedral of the Serbian people.

Feast-Day of Saint Basil the Great in Szeged

Feast-Day of Saint Basil the Great in Szeged
Feast-Day of Saint Basil the Great in Szeged
Feast-Day of Saint Basil the Great in Szeged
Feast-Day of Saint Basil the Great in Szeged

Orthodox faithful in Szeged, Hungary, thanked the Lord for His philanthropy

On 14 January 2019, when our holy Church prayerfully remembers Saint Basil the Great, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Szeged was served by Bishop Lukijan of Buda and Administrator of Temisoara, and Bishop Silouan of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese for Hungary with the concelebration of Serbian, Romanian and Russian clergy.

At the end of the holy Liturgy Their Graces Hierarchs celebrated thanksgiving service for the last year and the service of supplications for the forthcoming New Year marked according to the Julian calendar.

The Serbian church in Szeged is dedicated to the feast-day of the Translation of the Relics of Saint Nicholas, and it was built from 1773 until 1778.  Sharing brotherly love, the Serbian Diocese of Buda  granted to the local Romanian Church community usage of the Szeged church, where according to an agreement with a local parish priest services were held also in Romanian until 2017, when a new Romanian chapel was consecrated in Szeged. The Romanian Consul in Szeged Tudor Adrian also attended the Holy Liturgy in Szeged.