Apostle Mark the Evangelist of the Seventy

Church of Serbia - 11/5/18 The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12), was one of the Seventy Apostles, and was also a nephew of Saint Barnabas (June 11). He was born at Jerusalem. The house of his mother Mary adjoined the Garden of Gethsemane. As Church Tradition relates, on the ...

Saint Peter of Cetinje

Church of Serbia - 2/11/17 Saint Peter was born in Njegushi, Montenegro on April 1, 1747. He was tonsured a monk and ordained to the diaconate when he was only seventeen. He accompanied his uncle Bishop Basil to Russia the following year in order to study there. His uncle died within a year after arriving in ...

Together through centuries

Church of Serbia - 8/10/17 Collection “Together through Centuries”: contributions to history of the Russian-Serbian cultural, spiritual and political connections. Contributor and editor is monk Benyamin (Semenov) from the monastery of All Saints in Kingisepp. The collection “Together through Centuries” is a work in Russian and Serbian scholars, and it was presented on 4 October 2017 at the Russian ...

Consecration of Bishop-Elect Kiril of Dioclea

Church of Serbia - 28/7/16 The consecration of Archimandrite MSc Kiril Bojovic, Bishop Electus of Dioclea, will be performed at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica on Sunday, July 31st, 2016. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, will officiate the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy together with many Hierarchs of the Serbian Church beginning at 8 ...

Saint Peter and Saint Paul – Apostles and Martyrs in Europe

Iulian Dumitrascu - Romanian Orthodox News Agnecy - June 2015 Sermon of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania at Feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 1. Saints Peter and Paul Two different persons called by our Saviour Jesus Christ to preach the same Gospel of love and salvation. Saint Peter was called Simon before his meeting with Jesus, Who ...

Assembly of Bishops issues statement on Paris terrorist attacks

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America issued a brief statement concerning the terrorist attacks in Paris. The text of the statement reads as follows. “With heavy hearts, the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America offer their prayers for ...

Firm faith in Jesus Christ Christ overcomes hard trials

On 2 August 2015, the 9th Sunday after Pentecost, the Orthodox Church reads, at the Divine Liturgy, the evangelical parable of Saint Matthew 14:22-34 which presents Jesus walking on water and Calming the storm: “Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he ...

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles at the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral

On 29 June, the Orthodox Church celebrates two of the best known saints, Peter and Paul the Apostles. The two Apostles died martyrs’ death in Rome, during the persecution instituted by Emperor Nero, in 67. On this great feast, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian ...

The Patriarch of Romania: “We must think now, 25 years after the revolution of December 1989, what we have done with our freedom”

On 17 December 2014, 12.00 hours, the bells were rung in all the cathedrals, churches and monasteries as sign of gratitude and solemn prayers were said for the first revolutionary heroes who sacrificed themselves 25 years ago at Timisoara for the freedom, faith and dignity of the Romanian people oppressed by the communist regime. When we ...

Patrairch Daniel of Romania : Help of God – a priority to human understanding

On 28 September 2014,  the Orthodox Church is on the 18th Sunday after the Pentecost. The evangelical pericope of Saint Luke 5:1-11, which presents the wonderful fishing, was read during the Divine Liturgy, according to the good order of our Church. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, delivered a sermon in the historical chapel of “Saint ...

Patron Saint-day of the Monastery of Cetinje

4/11/13 The feast day of the Saint Luke the Apostle and the Evangelist and Saint Peter of Cetinje was celebrated in the Cetinje Monastery with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral officiated the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and ...

Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles – Teachers of Repentance, Courage and Enlighteners of the Church

On 29 June 2013, our Church celebrates Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles, who died martyrs’ death in the time of Emperor Nero, in 67 AD. In the sermon delivered within the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church spoke about the ...

Monastery of Cetinje and Seminary of Saint Peter of Cetinje solemnly and prayerfully celebrate its patron

Serbian Orthodox Church The monastery of Cetinje and the Seminary of Saint Peter of Cetinje on Wednesday, 31 October 2012, prayerfully and solemnly celebrated the feast day of our Holy father Peter of Cetinje and Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke. The celebration of Saint Luke commenced on the eve of the feast, on Tuesday, 30 October 2012, ...

Azerbaijan to finance restoration of mosque, Orthodox church in Serbia

26/7/2011 Azerbaijan will assume financing of restoration of the orthodox church of Saint Peter and Bayrakly Mosque in Serbia. The statement came from Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Romania and Serbia Eldar Hasanov. 'We have decided to restore the historical mosque Bayrakli dated to the Ottoman empire in Belgrade and medrese that was burnt by Serbian radicals in 2004. Additionally, ...

Easter Devotional: Archbishop Angaelos of the Coptic Church on the Resurrection

21/4/2011 An Easter reflection by Bishop Angaelos, head of the Coptic Church in the UK:
 Key verses: 1 Peter 4:12-13 As we celebrate the commemoration of the glorious feast of our Lord’s Resurrection on Sunday, we must never lose sight of the fact that as victorious as this resurrection is, it would never have come about without ...