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Pilgrimage to Orthodox Alaska
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Led by His Grace, Bishop Maxim and Fr. Blasko Paraklis, a small group of Serbian pilgrims visited and venerated some of the holy sites of Alaska, including Kodiak Island, Spruce Island and St. Nilus Island, as well as the small community of Serbs in Anchorage, AK.

On Monday, August 15, 2016, the group arrived on Kodiak Island, where they were warmly welcomed at the Holy Resurrection Cathedral (OCA) in Kodiak and allowed to venerate the opened relics of St. Herman, Wonderworker of Alaska.  With St. Herman’s blessing, their voyage continued on the calm, cold Pacific waters, as they headed to Spruce Island by skiff- approximately a 45 minute boat ride. Continue

Eastern Diocese to Welcome New Archpastor
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America are busily preparing to welcome their new Archpastor, His Grace Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic). His Grace, who was elected in May by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church to head the Eastern American Diocese, will be enthroned at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 1.

The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 AM, with the welcoming of the hierarchs by the clergy and faithful. It is anticipated that numerous hierarchs and other guests will be in attendance. Leading the list of dignitaries will be Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, who made adjustments to their busy schedule to be present.

At the conclusion of the Liturgy His Grace Bishop Irinej will be led to the cathedra, or throne of the Bishops of the Eastern American Diocese by His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwest America as the senior Serbian Orthodox hierarch in North America. There Bishop Irinej will take his place as the fifth Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Eastern America, and deliver his first archpastoral message to his new flock. Following the services all will be welcomed for a short reception at the Cathedral. Continue

Diocesan Days 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shadeland, PA - On Sunday, August 7th, Serbian communities from across the Eastern American Diocese of the United States travelled to St Sava Camp in Shadeland, PA. The diocese gathered in unity around His Grace Bishop Dr +Mitrophan, celebrating the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with 27 priests and 1 deacon. Additional priests assisted during the service, and St Sava campers led the congregation in singing the responses.

During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Dr +Mitrophan bestowed the honor of wearing the pectoral cross upon Fr Zivojin Jakovljevic, former cathedral dean of St Sava in Parma, Ohio, and now current dean of St Sava Cathedral in New York City. His Grace also bestowed the rank of “Protopresbyter” upon Fr Milan Pajich, parish priest of St Archangel Michael in Akron and co-director of the St Sava Camp. Continue


Bishop Mitrophan Makes Two Visits to Atlanta
Monday, August 15, 2016

Atlanta, GA -His Grace Bishop Mitrophan visited the Sts. Peter and Paul parish in Atlanta on July 16 and 17 for their Church Slava and on July 23 and 24. In the morning hours of SaturdayJuly 16 the traditional "Petertide Tournament" began in which many teams participate. This, now annual event, ended in a spirit of sportmanship with the delivering of trophies. With the arrival of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan the prayerful celebration began with the festal Vespers served by Fr. Nemanja Tesic from the Charlotte parish. Continue

Father Darko to Lead Pilgrimage to Mount Athos
Friday July 29, 2016

Chicago, IL - The Cathedral Office is pleased to announce that V. Rev. Dr. Darko Spasojevic, Cathedral Dean, will lead a pilgrimage to the holy monasteries of Mount Athos from October 3rd – 9th, 2016.

The six day prayer and study trip will feature visits to the holy Athonite monasteries of Hilandar, Grigoriou, Simonopetra, Karyes, Iviron, Great Lavra, and Panteleimon, including overnight hospitality and participation in the monastic cycle of divine services at each of the holy communities. Continue


Holy Resurrection Cathedral Announces Pilgrimage
Monday, May 16, 2016

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