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Fr. Miladin Garic Has Reposed in the Lord
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fr. Miladin Garic reposed peacefully last night about 1 AM, November 24.

Fr Miladin passed away on the day of St Stefan Decanski. 

His wishes were to have a funeral service in the Church of the Holy Assumption and final burial in Jackson at St. Sava beside his wife Protinica Nina.

No funeral plans yet. They will be posted as soon as they are available.

My the Holy Spirit equip him with His breath!

May his memory be eternal!

Source: Western America Diocese

In Glory and Honor of St. Mardarije Uskokovic
Monday, November 16, 2015

With the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Saint's birthplace of Kornet in the Ljesani county on November 15, 2015 the first liturgy in commemoration of St. Mardarije of Ljesani-Libertyville and All-America was served in the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Coastlands.

Officiating at the liturgy at the ruins of the ancient monastery and birthplace of St. Mardarije was Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands His Eminence Amphilohije, with the con-celebration of Bishop Lukijan of Budim, Bishop Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac, Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Bishop Joachim of Polos-Kumanovo, Bishop Jovan of Pakrac-Slavonia and Bishop Atanasije, reitred bishop of Hercegovina, together with many clergy of our local Church. Continue

A New Priest in Las Vegas
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Las Vegas, NV - St. Gregory of Constantinople said that the preistly service is a science above sciences and an art beyond arts. The goal and meaning of its existence is to see, hear, feel, rest, progess, ripen, and to know all beings, to accept and to offer the message of life, to become a priest of creation. To serve the service of sabornost with all of nature, in the all general Liturgy, with the Hierarch, Him "Who is the Offerer and the Offered, who accepts and distributes" for the salvation of the entire world. Continue

Press Release
Monday, November 9, 2015

The Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the decision of UNESCO which rejected the proposal to receive so-called Kosova into its organization. The entire time Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church sought for the delaying of this debate in order to avoid unnecessary political confrontation, but since Serbia's request was denied voting took place which showed that there was no readiness in UNESCO to make hasty political decisions which endanger the safety of the Cultural heritage and the dialogue that Belgrade is already leading with Pristina.

It is obvious that the issue of the spiritual and cultural heritage can not be solved through politicization, particularly in a situation where, after the war in Kosovo and Metohija, so many Christian Orthodox shrines and cemeteries were destroyed. Confidence has to be built through deeds, not words, and certainly not negating the very difficult situation in which our faithful people and our holy sites have been living in for many years after the war in Kosovo and Metohija.

Thus, on this occasion the Serbian Orthodox Church calls for dialogue and confidence-building as the only way to solve all problems and thanks all those countries that have given their support to the path of dialogue and understanding.

Serbian Patriach to His Spiritual Children:
Let us Preserve our Serbian and World Spiritual and Cultural Heritage!

By the Grace of God
Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci
and Serbian Patriarch Irinej


Dear spiritual children,

Our brothers and sisters in Kosovo and Metohija and the holy shrines of the Serbian Orthodox Church are in great danger, because the proponents of the so-called state of Kosovo want to obtain membership in UNESCO and confiscate Serbian churches and monasteries. Therefore, the Serbian Patriarchate calls all pious and Orthodox people, all people of good will and everyone who cares about the rights and justice in the world, to oppose the so-called state of Kosovo's membership in UNESCO, which threaten to cause a humanitarian disaster and destruction of Serbian Orthodox shrines and thus the UNESCO world's heritage. Continue

Winter Youth Retreat of the Midwest Diocese!
Monday, November 2, 2015

We just opened up the registration and 90 have registered - we have space for 10 more at this time. We may accept 20 more, but please hurry to sign up by sending an email to:

First come first serve.

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