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Wedding of Prince Mihailo and Princess Ljubica Karadjordjevic
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

His Royal Highness Prince Mihailo Karadjordjevic and Miss Ljubica Ljubisavljevic were united in holy matrimony in the Church of Saint George in Oplenac, which was followed by a reception given by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, for invited guests at the White Palace. The religious ceremony was officiated by Their Graces Bishop Irinej of the Eastern Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America and Bishop Pahomije of Vranje and Father Petar Lukic, Dean of Saborna crkva in Belgrade. Continue

2016 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Chicago, IL - The 2016 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium was held on Saturday, October 15, 2016  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cicero, Illinois. Father Alexii Altschul was our guest speaker and focused on Holiness in Contemporary Culture. What a blessed presentation! Continue

100th Anniversary in Lebanon, PA
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lebanon, PA - With the blessing of His Grace our Bishop Irinej of the Eastern Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, our Parish celebrated its 100th Anniversary starting from Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th this 2016th Year of our Lord. On Friday, His Grace Bishop Irinej, after the Vesper service, was greeted with bread and salt by the youngest members of our parish, dressed in traditional Serbian costume. His Grace then served the Parastos (Memorial Service) for the departed members of this Parish and later blessed the food in the Church Hall prepared for all who came to participate in this event. Concelebrating with His Grace were Presbyter Borjan Vitanov parish priest, Protopresbyter-stavrophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic of Boston, Dean of the Washington Deanery, Protopresbyter-stavrophor Stevan Rocknage of McKeesport, who offered a homily for the edification of the faithful, Protopresbyter-stavrophor Michael Slovesko of the Carpatho-Russian Eparchy and long-time celebrant in Lebanon, Protopresbyter-stavrophor Michael Varvarelis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Protopresbyter-stavrophor Stephen Vernak of the Orthodox Church in America, Protopresbyter Milorad Orlic of Philadeplphia, and Presbyter Christopher Rocknage of Steelton. Continue

Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in Andricgrad
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Not far from the bridge on the green Drina, at the  Church of the Holy  Prince Lazar in Andricgrad (or Kamengrad in Visegrad) His Grace Maxim, Bishop of the Western American Diocese celebrated the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 16, 2016 on the feast of St. Dionysius the Areopagite.

Concelebrating with His Grace were clergy from the Diocese of Dabrobosna from the Visegrad, Foca and Rogatica region. The faithful from Visegrad attended the prayerful gathering.  Continue


Homily of Patriarch Irinej at St. Paul's Cathedral
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sermon preached for the 100th anniversary of St. Vitus’ Day celebration at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Marking British–Serbian friendship and alliance in the Great War) on Friday 14 October 2016 by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Sir Irinej.

Most Reverend and Right Honourable Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Right Reverend Lord Bishops, reverend fathers and venerable servants of our Lord Jesus Christ, your excellencies, highly esteemed and very dear brothers and sisters, Friends! In the name of trice Holy God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, let me offer our traditional greeting: Christ is in our midst!

One hundred years ago from this sacred place a young Serbian hieromonk, taken by awe, stated that this cathedral’s magnificence, surely, must be the pride of England and of all Christendom. “I have seen that it has been built from granite and marble”, he remarked, “that the waves of the hundreds of seas and oceans rinsed them to the shore […] that this temple is accounted for the one of the architectural wonders of the world for a reason”. Those were the words of Nikolaj Velimirović, later bishop of Ohrid and Žiča, recently sainted by the Serbian Orthodox Church. Continue


2017 Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute Speaker and Theme Announced
Monday, October 17, 2016

The 2017 Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Orthodox Institute will be held February 13-16, 2017 at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego. Fr. Vasileios Thermos will be the presenter. The title and theme of the institue will be: Psychology in the service of God. Continue

Bishop Irinej Serves His First Liturgy in New York
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New York, NY - His Grace the newly-enthroned Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese Irinej served the Divine Liturgy in New York City on Sunday, October 2, 2016, in Madison Square Park, located close to St. Sava Cathedral. Serving with Bishop Irinej was His Eminence Metropolitan Georgios of Guinea and Western Africa, along with clergy: Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary; Protopresbyter-stavrophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic, Dean of the Washington Deanery and parish priest in Boston; Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Zivojin Jakovljevic, Dean of St. Sava Cathedral in New York City;  Protopresbyter-stavrophor Ivan Marjanovic, parish priest in Portland, Maine; Protopresbyter -stavrophor Dr. Alexander Rentel, Professor of Canon Law at St. Vladimir's Seminary; Protopresbyter Djokan Majstorovic, parish priest in Paterson, New Jersey; Protopresbyter Zoran Radovic, parish priest of St. George Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey; Protopresbyter Vladislav Radujkovic, parish priest in New York City; Presbyter Sasa Nedic, parish priest of Holy Ascension Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey; Presbyter Christopher Rocknage, parish priest in Steelton, Pennsylvania; Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak, Protodeacon Vadim Gan, Deacon Dr. Jovan Anicic, and Deacon Larry Soper. Responses were sung by the Cathedral choir directed by Dr. Milos Raickovic. Continue

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