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The Belgrade Parimeinik presented in Belgrade

The Belgrade Parimeinik presented in Belgrade
The Belgrade Parimeinik presented in Belgrade
The Belgrade Parimeinik presented in Belgrade
The Belgrade Parimeinik presented in Belgrade

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Information, the National Library of Serbia, and the ‘Platoneum’ Publishing House, the prototypical edition of the Belgrade Parimejnik - the Serbian medieval codex from the first quarter of the 13th century - was presented in the crypt of the Saint Sava Temple in Vracar on October 17, 2019.

His Grace Bishop of Backa Irinej, Minister of Culture and Information Vladan Vukosavljevic, Director of the National Library of Serbia Laslo Blašković, and Vladan Trijićas as editor of the book presented their thorough reviews.

Тhe 10th anniversary of the Radio Slovo ljubve, Belgrade

Тhe 10th anniversary of the Radio Slovo ljubve, Belgrade
Тhe 10th anniversary of the Radio Slovo ljubve, Belgrade
Тhe 10th anniversary of the Radio Slovo ljubve, Belgrade
Тhe 10th anniversary of the Radio Slovo ljubve, Belgrade

On the occasion of the great jubilee - ten years of the Radio Slovo ljubve (The Word on Love), broadcasting agency of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovci, which fell on October 14, 2019, the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God – which is also a patron saint day of the Radio, a celebration was organized in the premises of the radio station in Belgrade.

The Radio Slovo ljubve, functioning with the of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, has had a number of major series produced in its own production over the past years: ‘Serbian Patriarchs”, “Founders and Endowers”, a cycle of issues "Under the Question mark" dedicated to World War I, a series "Legal Order in the so-called Independent State  of Croatia", then "Mysteries of Belgrade", "Belgrade Early Christian Martyrs", "Theological Views on Saint Maximus the Confessor", "Interviews with Academicians", a cycle of children's shows "Veronautics", "Exercise and Health" ...

St. Justin Popović’s will fulfilled with consecration of three-altar church at Ćelije Monastery

St. Justin Popović’s will fulfilled with consecration of three-altar church at Ćelije Monastery
St. Justin Popović’s will fulfilled with consecration of three-altar church at Ćelije Monastery
St. Justin Popović’s will fulfilled with consecration of three-altar church at Ćelije Monastery
St. Justin Popović’s will fulfilled with consecration of three-altar church at Ćelije Monastery

A great event was held on Sunday at the Ćelije Monastery of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel in honor of several significant anniversaries in the life of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Help Bahamas!

Dear parishioners, like you know, people in the Bahamas suffered from this hurricane that we, thanks to God avoided.  Our prayers are with them. Our church St. Simeon has joined the action of collecting help for the people. We know what it’s like when your home has been destroyed and how every helping hand is welcomed. That’s why we’re asking you to bring some things from the list and join the action. When enough stuff has been gathered, we will send it to those suffering. Thank you and God bless you.

The Beheading of the Holy Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Why does the Church give such veneration to St. John the Baptist, even fixing a strict fast day in his honour? Here are ten reasons:

1. Our Lord Himself said that St. John was the greatest prophet “among those born of women” (Luke 7, 28). Some hearing these words are surprised. They ask: Surely, Christ Himself is the greatest man born of women? However, Christ was not born of a woman (i.e. a married female), he was born of a Virgin. Therefore, in obedience to our Lords words, that St. John is the greatest born of women, the Church duly honors him. In fact, there are no fewer than six feasts of St. John in the Church Year. The first is his Conception on September 23/October 6. Then comes his commemoration on January 7/20, the day after the Feast of the Baptism of Christ. The third is the Second Finding of his head on February 24/March 9. His next feast is the Third Finding of his head on May 25/June 7. The fifth is his Birth, or Nativity, on June 24/July 7, and finally today’s feast, the last in the Church Year, his Beheading on August 29/September 11.

Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons

The Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, was born in the year 130 in the city of Smyrna (Asia Minor). He received there the finest education, studying poetics, philosophy, rhetoric, and the rest of the classical sciences considered necessary for a young man of the world.

His guide in the truths of the Christian Faith was a disciple of the Apostle John the Theologian, Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (February 23). Saint Polycarp baptized the youth, and afterwards ordained him presbyter and sent him to a city in Gaul then named Lugdunum [the present day Lyons in France] to the dying bishop Pothinus.

A commission was soon entrusted to Saint Irenaeus. He was to deliver a letter from the confessors of Lugdunum to the holy Bishop Eleutherius of Rome (177-190). While he was away, all the known Christians were thrown into prison. After the martyric death of Bishop Pothinus, Saint Irenaeus was chosen a year later (in 178) as Bishop of Lugdunum. “During this time,” Saint Gregory of Tours (November 17) writes concerning him, “by his preaching he transformed all Lugdunum into a Christian city!”

Movie depicting tribulations of St Nektarios of Aegina coming to cinemas across Greece soon

Movie theatres across Greece will be showing a new film ‘Man of God’ depicting the life and tribulations of Saint Nektarios of Aegina.  Based on a true story, ‘Man of God’ will highlight the inspiring and struggling life of Saint Nektarios, played by leading actor Aris Servetalis (42). ‘Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, slandered without cause, yet his love for God and his fellow men conquered all. Man of God depicts the tribulations of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies, while preaching the Word of God and wishing good to everyone.’