Patriarch Porfirije: The cross is a symbol of the crucifixion, but at the same time a symbol of victory

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Monastery of the Presentation of the Most Holy Mother of God in Belgrade, on September 27, 2021, on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

His Grace Bishop Jerotej of Toplica, the elected Bishop of Marca, Archimandrite Sava, with the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac concelebrated to the Patriarch.

Bishop Metodije of Budimlje-Niksic enthroned

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi and on that occasion he introduces His Grace Metodije to the throne of Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic on 25 September 2021.

The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was concelebrated by His Beatitude Kyr Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje; Their Eminences Metropolitans Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral, as well as Their Graces Bishops: Justin of Zica, Jovan of Sumadija, Atanasije of Milesevo, Grigorije of Dusseldorf and Germany, Marko of Bregalnica, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Maksim of Western America, David of Krusevac, Jovan of Slavonia, Kirilo of Buenos-Aires and South America, Dimitrije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Isihije of Valjevo, Metodije of Dioclea and elected of Budimlje-Niksic, Stefan of Remesiana and Justin of Hvosno.

At the end of the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy, the Serbian Patriarch Porfirije held a sermon, while the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the election of Bishop Metodije as Bishop of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic was read by Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, a member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. His Holiness Porfirije,  Serbian Patriarch then introduced Bishop Metodije to the throne of the Bishops of Budimlje-Niksic.

Archpastoral Visit to St. Sava Church in Phoenix, Arizona & Serbian Singing Federation 90th Anniversary

Archpastoral Visit to St. Sava Church in Phoenix, Arizona & Serbian Singing Federation 90th Anniversary
Archpastoral Visit to St. Sava Church in Phoenix, Arizona & Serbian Singing Federation 90th Anniversary
Archpastoral Visit to St. Sava Church in Phoenix, Arizona & Serbian Singing Federation 90th Anniversary
Archpastoral Visit to St. Sava Church in Phoenix, Arizona & Serbian Singing Federation 90th Anniversary

Labor Day Weekend 2021, September 3rd, 4th and 5th, the St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church’s Choir “Stevan Hristic” proudly hosted the 79th Choir Festival and Serbian Singing Federation 90th Anniversary! This year’s choral festival was originally scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, as traditionally held, but moved with the Blessing of His Grace Bishop Maxim to Labor Day Weekend because of the current pandemic situation.

The Festal Celebration of the Church Slava of the Missionary Parish Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Richmond

The Festal Celebration of the Church Slava of the Missionary Parish Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Richmond
The Festal Celebration of the Church Slava of the Missionary Parish Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Richmond
The Festal Celebration of the Church Slava of the Missionary Parish Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Richmond
The Festal Celebration of the Church Slava of the Missionary Parish Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Richmond

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, the day when we celebrate the memory of the Мiracle of the Holy Archangel Michael, Holy Martyr Romulus and 11,000 soldiers with him, Holy Martyr Eudoxius and the Venerable David, the missionary parish of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Richmond celebrated its Feast Day - Slava with a solemn celebration. This day, blessed by the Lord, began with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, which was presided over by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, with the concelebration of Very Rev. Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Boris Colovic ,Rev. Presbyter Djordje Tomic, Protodeacon Jovan Anicic, and with the prayerful solidarity of the Rev. Presbyter Milisa Petronijevic. The newly formed church choir under the direction of Biljana Soldo, an opera singer, rendered the liturgical responses.