Serbian Orthodox Church

Slava Celebration in Saratoga, California

Slava Celebration in Saratoga, California
Slava Celebration in Saratoga, California
Slava Celebration in Saratoga, California
Slava Celebration in Saratoga, California

On Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, the Feastday of Saint king Stefan of Decani (+1331), the faithful parishioners of the Serbian Orthodox parish of St. Archangel Michael in Saratoga, CA, have celebrated their Saint protector and parish Slava, gathered around His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic) of Western America, who officiated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

Feast of the Parish of St. Andrew in Ghent

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, the homonymous parish in Ghent celebrated its patron saint, Saint Andrew the First-Called. After a canonical permission and invitation by Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium and Exarch of the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Metropolitan Athanasios of Achaia, Director of the Representative Office of the Church of Greece in the UN, presided over the Divine Liturgy, with the participation of clergy from the Metropolis of Belgium and the Church of Greece, in the presence of a crowd of people.

Meeting of Serbian Patriarch with the President of the Republic of Serbia

Meeting of Serbian Patriarch with the President of the Republic of Serbia
Meeting of Serbian Patriarch with the President of the Republic of Serbia
Meeting of Serbian Patriarch with the President of the Republic of Serbia
Meeting of Serbian Patriarch with the President of the Republic of Serbia

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic met with His Holiness, Serbian Patriarch Irinej, on December 2nd, 2019.

In a cordial and open conversation, they discussed topics of importance for the state of Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church. President Vucic informed His Holiness about the current political situation and the increasingly serious economic progress of Serbia, which is a result of the implemented fiscal reforms.

Patriarchal Liturgy and ordination in the Cathedral church

Patriarchal Liturgy and ordination in the Cathedral church
Patriarchal Liturgy and ordination in the Cathedral church
Patriarchal Liturgy and ordination in the Cathedral church
Patriarchal Liturgy and ordination in the Cathedral church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade on 1 December 2019.

The patriarch was concelebrated by local clergy. During the Holy Liturgy His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch ordained hypodeacon MIlojko Topalovic to the rank of deacon.

Bishop Irinej pays Archpastoral visit to New York Parish

Bishop Irinej pays Archpastoral visit to New York Parish
Bishop Irinej pays Archpastoral visit to New York Parish
Bishop Irinej pays Archpastoral visit to New York Parish
Bishop Irinej pays Archpastoral visit to New York Parish

On the first Sunday of Advent, December 01, 2019, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America celebrated the Holy and Divine Hierarchical Liturgy, assisted by Protopresbyter Aleksa Micich, and Protodeacons Milosh Zdralic and Jovan Anicic, for the St. Sava Cathedral community in New York City.The Cathedral Choir, under the skillful direction of Dr Milos Raickovic, rendered inspiring responses to the Liturgy.

As the Cathedral Church is in the process of being rebuilt, following the devastating fire of Paschal Sunday, 2016, the parish community has been welcome in different Orthodox churches throughout Manhattan. However, the St. Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church, gratefully, has been their home and mainstay.