Slava of the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun

Church of Serbia - 26/9/18 On the occasion of the church slava, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun. The Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyters Radic Radivevic and Radomir Popovic, hieromonk Ignatiye (Shestakov) and other priests. The service was attended by ...

New Publication – Praise of the Word

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 8/2/18 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has published “Praise of the Word” by Grigor Marashetsi. It has been prepared for publication by Dr. Arshak Madoyan. The lyrical work “Praise of the ...

His Holiness Aram I’s visit gives hope to the Armenian Community in Aleppo

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 14/1/17 5 January 1017. On Thursday, Christmas Eve, His Holiness Aram I arrived in Aleppo to celebrate the Incarnation of Jesus Christ with the Armenian community who have stayed in Aleppo despite the conflict. He entered the city accompanied by Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Peria (Syria) and an accompanying delegation consisting of clergy ...

Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope of the Roman Catholic Church Visit Gyumri

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 26/6/16 On June 25, after visiting the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; flew to Gyumri. At the Shirak Airport, the Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope Francis were welcomed by His ...

Feast of the Annunciation at the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun

Church of Serbia- April 2016 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun on 7 April 2016, on the feast of the Annunciation. He was the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac. Source:  

A church stoned in Orahovac!

Church of Serbia - October 2015 - Novosti Several unidentified young men threw stones at the gate of the courtyard of the Church of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God in Orahovac. The case was reported to the Kosovo police. Orahovac, 14.9.2015 - According to Radio Kontakt Plus from Kosovska Mitrovica, the incident took place today ...

Annunciation and Choosing Life

April 2015 Recent statistics indicate that about half of all pregnancies in America are “unintended,” and of those, four out of ten end in abortion. Perhaps most disturbingly, over 70% of women involved in an abortion report some sort of religious affiliation. In the Orthodox Church, we commemorate the Great Feast of Annunciation on March 25. Without ...

Feast of Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun

Church of Serbia - 11/1/14 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch irinej served yesterday, on the feast day of the Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God on Zvezdara, in Belgrade. Source:  

Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple

December 2014 When the Most-holy Virgin Mary reached the age of three, her holy parents Joachim and Anna took her from Nazareth to Jerusalem to dedicate her to the service of God according to their earlier promise. It was a three-day journey from Nazareth to Jerusalem but, traveling to do a God-pleasing work, this journey was ...

Biography of newly-elected Bishop of Central Europe – Archimandrite Sergije (Karanovic)

Church of Serbia - September 2014 The solemn rite of the enthronement into the throne of bishops of Central Europe will be performed at the Monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelsthür on September 7th, 2014. At this Cathedral Church His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will officiate the solemn Hierarchal ...

The “Hodigitria Icon” of the Mother of God is Celebrated in Gethsemane Convent

  August 2014 On Sunday, August 10, 2014, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia officiated at divine services celebrating the “Hodigitria Icon” of the Mother of God of Gethsemane Convent. He was joined by Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, clergymen of ...

Feast Day of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God (Verapokhum)

Armenian Orthodox Church - Mother See - 14/8/14 On August 17, the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Services will start at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the Blessing of the Grapes ...

Consecration and the enthronement of Bishop Ilarion of Timok

Church of Serbia - 12/8/14 Photo gallery of the enthronement of Bishop Ilarion of Timok His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch performed the rite of consecration during the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy, and introduced Bishop Ilarion, the former head of the Monastery of Bukovo to the throne of Bishops of Timok at the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy ...

Proclamation of Bishop Ilarion of Timok

Church of Serbia - 12/8/14 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the rite of the proclamation of the elected Bishop of Timok, Archimandrite Ilarion, former head of the monastery of Bukovo at the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zajecar. His Holiness was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops: Justin of ...

Port Arthur Icon “TRIUMPH OF THE MOTHER OF GOD” has visited Harbin

Sergey Eremin, Harbin English translation by Katherine Ilachinski The Chinese Orthodox Church - July 2014 In Harbin, the unexpected happened, but very happy and providential event - for the first time the Port Arthur Icon of the Mother of God "The Triumph of the Holy Virgin" visited the first Russian-Chinese EXPO - 2014. This occurrence is the most important ...

Biography of newly-elected Bishop of Central Europe – Archimandrite Sergije (Karanovic)

Church of Serbia - 23/7/14 The rite of consecration of newly-elected Bishop of Central Europe Sergije will take place at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on 26 July 2014. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will celebrate the solemn Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in this Cathedral church. The solemn rite of the enthronement into the ...

St. Olga’s Convent in Lugansk damaged from shelling, sisters evacuated

        July 2014 The holy convent reports: “Today, July 11, 2014, has been the most difficult day for our convent and for the city of Lugansk. “According to city residents, many civilian people have been killed or injured as a result of the bombing. Since 11:00, active shelling of the Lugansk regional clinical oncologic dispensary and (situated on ...

Patriarch Irinej serves the Holy Liturgy in Monastery of Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür

Church of Serbia - June 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served yesterday the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God in Himmelstür. His Holiness was concelebrated by local priests. The Patriarch awarded two protopresbyters with the right of bearing the pectoral cross: protopresbyter Nedja Janjic from Cologne and diocesan dean ...

Serbian Patriarch visited Diocese of Timok

25/4/14 On the radiant Feast of Resurrection of Christ, April 20th, 2014, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited the Diocese of Timok (Eastern Serbia). In front of the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zajecar a solemn welcome was organized: Patriarch Irinej was welcomed by Bishop Justin of Timok with ...

Religious precession against abortions took place in Serbia

April 2014 On April 7, the first religious procession against abortions in Serbia and also in all other Orthodox countries took place in Belgrade. Holy Patriarch of Serbia Irineus blessed the procession. 250 Orthodox Christians took part in the procession in the center of Belgrade going around the building of Serbian Parliament (Skupshtina), carrying the slogans ...