First Liturgy of Bishop Arsenije of Nis

First Liturgy of Bishop Arsenije of Nis
First Liturgy of Bishop Arsenije of Nis
First Liturgy of Bishop Arsenije of Nis
First Liturgy of Bishop Arsenije of Nis

On the Day of the Procession of the Precious Cross, 14 August 2017, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, attended the Holy Liturgy at the Cathedral church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit unto the Apostles in Nis.

His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis officiated the Holy Liturgy. The service was attended also by His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, former administrator of the DIocese of Nis.

Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch attended independency reception at the Embassy of India

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Antonije of Moravica attended a solemn reception organized by the Embassy of India in Belgrade on 15 August 2015, and, on that occasion he congratulated Her Excellency Narinder Chauhan, the distinguished Ambassador of this country, the 70th anniversary of the state independence.

His Grace Bishop Antonije was accompanied by deacon Aleksandar Prascevic, PhD, chief of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch, and deacon Dragan Tanasijevic, photographer of the Information Service of the SOC.

Bishop Maxim visited his flock in Portland

Bishop Maxim visited his flock in Portland
Bishop Maxim visited his flock in Portland
Bishop Maxim visited his flock in Portland
Bishop Maxim visited his flock in Portland

The past weekend of 12th and 13th August 2017 at the St. Stephens Archdeacon and Protomartyr Serbian Orthodox Church in Portland, Oregon was very blessed because our Diocesan Bishop His Grace Bishop Maxim visited our Portland parish.

The reason of His visit was the celebration of our Parish Slava, which began with a joyful gathering on saturday afternoon when a lot of parish children full of joy and happiness welcomed His Grace at our beautiful Church property in Portland. Bishop Maxim blessed all the children and people who came to this gathering. After a delicious barbecue and childrens playing and talks we concluded the beautiful afternoon with a Vesper served by Fr. Vidoslav Vujasin the host priest in the presence of his Grace and the faithful followed by a brief meeting with the Board members who presented the Diocesan Bishop their plans for improvement and development of future projects on our Church property in Portland.

Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch attended independency reception at the Embassy of Pakistan

Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch attended independency reception at the Embassy of Pakistan
Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch attended independency reception at the Embassy of Pakistan
Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch attended independency reception at the Embassy of Pakistan
Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch attended independency reception at the Embassy of Pakistan

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Vicar Bishop Antonije of Moravica attended a solemn reception organized by  the Embassy of Pakistan in Belgrade on the 14th August 2017, and on this occasion he congratulated His Excellency Syed Adil Gilani, the distinguished ambassador of this country, the 70th anniversary of the independence.

His Grace Bishop Antonije was accompanied by deacon Aleksandar Prascevic, PhD, chief of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch, and deacon Dragan Tanasijevic, photographer of the Information Service of the SOC.

Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned

Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned
Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned
Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned
Bishop Arsenije of Nis enthroned

On 13 August 2017, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Nis and on this occasion he elevated His Grace Arsenije (Glavcic) to the Throne of Diocesan Bishops of Nis – The event was attended by envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nikola Selakovic, Mayor of Nis Darko Bulatovic, high representatives of the Armed Forces of Serbia, public and cultural life of Nis – The Liturgy and enthronement was attended Apostolic Nuntio in Serbia Luciano Suriani and Roman Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Solemn Liturgy with the concelebration of: His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops: Arsenije of Nis, Irinej of Backa, Justin of Zica, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadia, Ignjatije of Branicevo, Fotije of Dalmatia, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, David of Krusevac, Jovan of Slavonia, Ilarion of Timok, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Vicar Bishop David of Stobi.

Saint Angelina of Serbia

Saint Angelina was the daughter of Prince George Skenderbeg of Albania. Her mother’s name is not known, but she raised her daughter in Christian piety and taught her to love God.

Saint Stephen Brancovich (October 9 and December 10), the ruler of Serbia, had come to Albania to escape those who wished to kill him. Some time before he arrived in Albania, Saint Stephen was unjustly blinded by the Turkish Sultan for some perceived offense. Since he was innocent, he bore his affliction with courage.