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Blessing of the Renovated Church in Belegis
Saturday, May 23, 2015

For the citizens of the village of Belegis in Srem yesterday, Ascension Thursday, was a historic day! The Church dedicated to the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas dawned brightly after months of planning, assisted by the township of Stara Pazova.

Young and old, locals and guests, republic, provincial and city representatives as well as the honored Mr. Tomislav Brankovic and his associates from the Committee for cooperation with church and religous institutions of the government of the Serbian Republic, all came to welcome their Graces: Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka and Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America. A magnificent welcome war prepared – first the Belegis horsemen, followed by fiacres with the hierarchs of our Church bringing blessings to the village of Belegis and children in folklore costume and flowers who with excitement welcomed the hierarchs. Continue

Bishop Maxim at Monastery Zica
Friday, May 22, 2015

Monastery Zica, the first see of the Serbian Archbishopric, celebrated its Church Slava, the Ascension of our Lord, with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the ancient church, officiated by His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America. Continue

Monastery Slava in Libertyville
Monday, May 18, 2015

Libertyville, IL - Sunday, May 10, 2015 was the Burning of the Relics of St. Sava, marking the burning of the relics of St. Sava at Vracar in Belgrade by Sinan Pasha in 1595. This is the Slava day of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Libertyville, IIlinois.

On Sunday, the clergy and faithful enthusiastically joined together to acknowledge the holiness of St. Sava who lives despite the burning of his relics. His Grace Bishop Sava (Juric) presided at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy concelebrating with clergy: V. Rev. Marko Pantic, V. Rev. Jovan Jovic, Rev. Sindjel Seraphim, Rev. Petar Isailovic, Rev. Dr. Predrag Samardzic, Fr. Hieromonk Filotej and Deacon Nenad Jakovljevic. The Episcopal Choir sang responses and the seminarians chanted in the pevnica. Continue

Holy Assembly of Bishops Begins Work
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Belgrade, Serbia - The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began its work on Thursday, May 14, 2015 with the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the St. Archangel Michael Cathedral Church in Belgrade.

Officiating at the Divine Liturgy was His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej with the concelebration of many hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church. After the liturgy the rite of Invocation of the Holy Spirit was served. With this service this year's meeting of the Holy Assembly of Bishops began.

Spring Issue of The Path Now Available Online
Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Spring issue of The Path of Orthodoxy is now available online. Read about the St. Sebastian and St. Mardarije Orthodox Institute held for the very first time in February of this year. This inaugural meeting was held at the beautiful St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona with a good number of both clergy and laity participants. We look forward to similar Orthodox Institutes which are planned for the future. As we approach the great feast of Pentecost a festal homily delivered by His Grace Bishop Atanasije, retired Bishop of Hercegovina and keynote speaker of this year's Institute, is included in this issue. Enjoy many more articles - in both Serbian and English - about our Orthodox faith, life in our Serbian Church on this continent, Youth Pages and much more.

Read this issue online here and look for it in your mail.

King's College London Welcomes
"The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija"
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

London, England - On May 10, at King’s College London, one of the top 20 universities in the world (2013-4 QS international world rankings), a rare history and fine art book, published by Sebastian Press, was presented to a wider public interested to study or expand their knowledge about the cultural heritage of Kosovo and Metohija (Serbia). 

Bishop Maxim of Western America and Abbott Sava of Decani Monastery spoke about the book at the College Chapel at the Strand. This chapel is seen by many as the spiritual heart of the College. Vocal quartet led by Bozidar Smiljanic sung during the presentation.


10th Annual Youth Conference to be Held in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

With the blessings of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, the Youth Ministry Committe is pleased to annouce the Tenth Annual Youth Conference to be held in Washington D.C. from Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28, 2015. The theme of this year's conference is "Orthodoxy's Under Attack: How Other Faiths Try to Challenge Your Own!"

For more information see here

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