Feast-Day of Saint Basil the Great in Szeged – Hungary

Church of Serbia - 18/01/19 Orthodox faithful in Szeged, Hungary, thanked the Lord for His philanthropy. On 14 January 2019, when our holy Church prayerfully remembers Saint Basil the Great, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Szeged was served by Bishop Lukijan of Buda and Administrator of Timisoara, and Bishop Silouan of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese for Hungary ...

Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble

Church of Serbia - 15/1/19 On the feast-day of Saint Basil the Great, 14 December 2019, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of local clergy in Belgrade’s Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel, during which the Primate of the Church blessed the festal loaf of the First Belgrade Choral ...

Saint Basil the Bishop of Ostrog

Church of Serbia - 14/5/18 Saint Basil, Bishop of Zakholmsk, was born of pious parents in the sixteenth century in the Popov district of Herzegovina. At the age of maturity he left his parental home and settled in the Trebinsk monastery in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, and became a monk. For his ...

Patriarch Irinej serves in Bezanijska Kosa

Church of Serbia - 29/3/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in Bezanijska Kosa on 23 March 2018. The Patriarch was concelebrated by the local priests. Source:

St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia

Church of Serbia - 14/1/18 Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, “belongs not to the Church of Caesarea alone, nor merely to his own time, nor was he of benefit only to his own kinsmen, but rather to all lands and cities worldwide, and to all people he brought and still brings benefit, ...

Archbishop of the Syrian-Jacobite Church in Herzegovina

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Church of Serbia - 23/6/17 In the period from 15 to 17 June 2017, the Diocese of Zaholm-Herzegovina and Coastlands was visited by the Archbishop of the  Syrian-Jacobite Church in Sweden, His Eminence Benjamin (Atas) and His Grace Dositej, Serbian  Bishop of Britain-Scandinavia. During this time the guests visited the monastery of Gracanica in Trebinje, the Cathedral ...

THOUSANDS JOIN PILGRIMAGE PROCESSION IN MONTENEGRO TO CELEBRATE ST. BASIL OF OSTROG

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Pravoslavie.ru - 13/5/17 The annual procession to Ostrog Monastery, near the town of Niksic, Montenegro, began on Wednesday, culminating in the liturgical celebrations in honor of St. Basil of Ostrog today. Around 2,000 people began the 25-mile trek from the capital of Podgorica on Wednesday, being joined by thousands more throughout the night and on Thursday, ...

The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Church of Serbia - April 2017 The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the earliest Christian feasts, and was already being celebrated in the fourth century. There is a painting of the Annunciation in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome dating from the second century. The Council of Toledo in 656 mentions the Feast, and the ...

Venerable Ephraim the Syrian

Church of Serbia - 13/2/17 Saint Ephraim the Syrian, a teacher of repentance, was born at the beginning of the fourth century in the city of Nisibis (Mesopotamia) into the family of impoverished toilers of the soil. His parents raised their son in piety, but from his childhood he was known for his quick temper and ...

Saint Basil the Bishop of Ostrog

Church of Serbia- May 2016 Saint Basil, Bishop of Zakholmsk, was born of pious parents in the sixteenth century in the Popov district of Herzegovina. At the age of maturity he left his parental home and settled in the Trebinsk monastery in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, and became a monk. For his ...

Gone is the Glory of Constantinople… But Christ Remains

Fr Georges Massouh: Gone is the Glory of Constantinople... But Christ Remains Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - May 2015 Jesus announced that the worship of God is not tied to a specific place as God is not contained by space and He cannot be bound in an exclusive place toward which those who want to be in His ...

Saint Basil the Great – Archbishop of Caesarea

15/1/15 Basil was born during the reign of Emperor Constantine. While still unbaptized, Basil spent fifteen years in Athens where he studied philosophy, rhetoric, astronomy and all other secular sciences of that time. His colleagues at that time were Gregory the Theologian and Julian, later the apostate emperor. In his mature years he was baptized in ...

Saint Basil Academy to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

5/6/14 NEW YORK – Saint Basil Academy will celebrate its 70th Anniversary, June 21, 2014, in its magnificent campus by the Hudson River, in Garrison, NY. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will lead the celebration. Dr. Steven Gounardes is the chairman for this special 70th Celebration and Mike Emanuel, FOX News chief congressional correspondent will be ...

Feast of the Cross at the Cathedral Church

20/1/14 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today, on the Feast of the Cross, the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade. After the versper service following the Liturgy, Serbian Patriarch Irinej performed the rite of great blessing of the water of the Feast of the Cross. Then the Patriarch ...

Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea

14/1/14 Basil was born during the reign of Emperor Constantine. While still unbaptized, Basil spent fifteen years in Athens where he studied philosophy, rhetoric, astronomy and all other secular sciences of that time. His colleagues at that time were Gregory the Theologian and Julian, later the apostate emperor. In his mature years he was baptized in ...

The Patriarch of Romania Re-consecrated the Church of Saint Basil the Great – Cotroceni

On 13 May 2012, the 5th Sunday after the Holy Easter, named of the Samarinean woman, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church re-consecrated the church of Saint Basil the Great and of Saint Pious Parascheva situated in Cotroceni district of Bucharest, assisted by a group of priests and deacons, after the restoration ...

Orthodox Youth Share the Cake of Saint Basil

The Albanian Orthodox Church The tradition of sharing the cake of Saint Basil was held once again this year at the Orthodox Youth Centre of Tirana, “Bethlehem House”, which for years has organized a special activity for this feast. Dozens of young people, led by their spiritual director, Father Justin, were gathered on January 23rd ...