Eparchial (Diocesan) News

A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England

A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England
A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England
A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England
A Jubilee of the Serbian church in Birmingham, England

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Birmingham and 50 years since the consecration of the Church of the Holy Prince Lazarus in Birmingham, His Holiness Serbia Patriarch Irinej will officiate the solemn holy Liturgy in the magnificent church known as the Birmingham Lazarica the October 7, 2018.

His Holiness Patriarch will be concelebrated by hierarchs of several Orthodox Churches: Archbishop of Great Britain Grigorius, Romanian Archbishop Mark, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and the Bishops Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia and Arsenije of Nis (Serbia) as well as by Andrej of Austria-Switzerland.

Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara

Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara
Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara
Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara
Saint Joseph of Timisoara – patron saint-day of the Diocese of Temisoara

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Diocese of Temisoara celebrated its patron Saint Ioseph of Timisoara.

The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Lord's Ascension in Timisoara was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Lukian of Budim and administrator of Temisoara, with concelebration of the clergy and hieromonks of the dioceses of Timisoara and Budim. Several church choirs from the Diocese of Timisoara contributed to the solemnity of the event. After the Holy Liturgy, all of them with the clergy and monastics, together with Bishop Lukian made a procession along the city streets.

100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese

100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese
100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese
100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese
100th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese

This year, 2018, thousand years since the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese (1018) by the Byzantine emperor Basil II were marked.

The Orthodox canonical Church in the Republic of Macedonia, the Orthodox Ohrid Archdiocese, celebrates the jubilee. The central celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese was held on 29th and 30th September in 2018 in the Stavropegial Monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Nizepolje, Bitola.

Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery

Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery
Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery
Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery
Children’s Gathering in Dobrinovina Monastery

His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic, visited participants of the children's gathering held in the Dobrilovina Monastery on September 30, 2018, on the feast of the Holy Martyrs Faith, Hope and Love and their mother Sofia.

The Holy Liturgy in this monastery was served as by the clergy of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic. The faithful people of that region attended the holy service together with the youngest participants in the gathering from Bijelo Polje, Mojkovac and Zabljak.

Consecration and the enthronement of Bishop Dimitrije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral

Consecration and the enthronement of Bishop Dimitrije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral
Consecration and the enthronement of Bishop Dimitrije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral
Consecration and the enthronement of Bishop Dimitrije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral
Consecration and the enthronement of Bishop Dimitrije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral

His Holiness Irinej, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the Holy Sacrament of consecration and enthronement in the church of the Transfiguration in Trebinje.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, Diocesan Bishop: Atanasije of Mileshevo, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Grigorije of Frankfurt and Germany, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Maxim of Western America, Jovan of Slavonia, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, Ilarion of Timok, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja, Isihije of Mohac, Metodije of Dioclea and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahulje, Herzegovina ad the Littoral, clergy, deacons,hieromonks and faithful people of the Church.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Jackson

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Jackson
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Jackson
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Jackson
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Jackson

Saint Sava Church in Jackson, California, was blessed on the eve of the Sunday of Orthodoxy in the year of the Lord 2018th with new lights for its wall paintings.

This event coincided with the arrival of Mr. MilojeMilinković, iconographer. In the afternoon hours the church was packed with people eager to ask the iconographer various questions regarding his sacred artwork. Majority of those people were not members of the parish, but they had a great respect and interest in our church art.

Archpastoral Christmas Message of Bishop Irinej of Eastern America

The Nativity of the Divine Christ Child, most beloved, uncovers for humankind the paradox with which, from beginning to end, the New Testament Gospel flows: the infinite God is incarnate in the flesh of a little child! (John 1:14). The Omnipotent One is born in the weaknesses of a newborn infant! The Word cries!

We ask ourselves, has it been sufficiently emphasized how much these truths are profoundly interwoven throughout the rest of the earthly life of Jesus? Some would choose to completely set aside these very axioms of human salvation, as fragments of an outdated belief from the domain of fantasy. Are we embarrassed by the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem? It is precisely that illumination which leads us to the manger of the Newborn Christ, in which lies God, manifest neither through force or violence, rather through a helpless being, fully prepared to surrender Himself to humanity (John 1:29).