Diocesan News

The Feast of St. Peter & Paul in Fresno, California

st-peter-paul-2014Liturgy for 5th Sunday after Pentecost and Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious, and All-Praised Twelve Apostles

It was a very beautiful and quite hot morning on July 13, 2014 in the Great Central Valley when His Grace, Bishop Maxim, arrived at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Fresno, California.  The bells were ringing, the altar boys were smiling, and the choir was singing as the parish clergy greeted His Grace.  Father George Gligich held the gospel with Deacon John Davis censing as the procession moved through the center of the church surrounded by a large, enthusiastic, and overjoyed crowd consisting of both regular parishioners and visitors.  Our dear Bishop venerated the most holy relics of St. Peter and St. Paul, which were present thanks to the goodness of Father Gustavo Lopez of San Joachim Catholic Church in Madera, who brought them and stayed for Liturgy in honor of our church’s feast day.  The entrance and vesting prayers preceded a blessing from His Grace and the beginning of the Divine Liturgy.  From the first to the concluding prayer, our beloved Bishop presided over a Liturgy full of the beauty, power, and grace of God apparent to all and made possible only by the presence of the Holy Spirit.  

Bishop Maxim and the world famous icon painter V. Rev. Stamatis Skliris in Andrićgrad

bishop-maxim-stamatis-angriegrad У недељу 29. јуна, дан после освећења новоподигнуте богомоље, Његово преосвештенство, епископ западно-амерички Максим са свештенством вишеградским и гостима са стране служио је свету Архијерејску литургију у храму „Светог кнеза Лазара и свих српских мученика“ у Андрићграду – Вишеграду.

Епископ је заблагодарио Господу Богу на дивноме дану и дару, као и ктиторима који подигоше величанствени свети храм у коме се узноси молитва и жртва Богу.

После Свете литургије Епископ је са свештенством и верницима, а уз послужење и окрепљење провео време у разговору истичући значај Литургијског сабрања, али и сабрања и окупљања после Литургије. Разговору и дружењу присуствовао је и светски познати иконописац и свештеник Стаматис Склирис

Захваљујемо епископу западно-америчком Максиму и оцу Стаматису на њиховом доласку и благослову.

Source: http://www.crkva-visegrad.com/novost.php?id=168


The Feast of Pentecost in Butte, Montana

14386266342 fc1a96abd9 oOn June 8th, the glorious Feast of Pentecost was once again celebrated by the Church of the Holy Trinity in Butte, Montana. Parishioners and clergy of the parish were duly blessed on the occasion by the presence of their beloved hierarch, his Grace, Bishop Maxim, who presided over the Feast.

His Grace arrived late Friday evening and was received as the honored guest at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. David Hicks. During his stay, Bishop Maxim was able to discuss with his hosts and Fr. Russell ideas concerning the future of Orthodox Christianity across the state of Montana and review plans for the much-hoped-for establishment of a monastic community there on the Hickʼs property.

Christ the Savior Parish Celebrates Slava

photo 1 7On Sunday, June 1st, 2014 His Grace, Bishop Maxim, Rev. Hieromonk Jovan Babic, visiting clergy and parishioners of the Christ the Savior Church in Arcadia, California celebrated the Feast of Ascension of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After the Divine Liturgy the Slava Service was held in the hall followed by a wonderful Slava Banquet and an afternoon of music, dancing, and fellowship.

У Недељу 1. јуна 2014. године, парохија Вазнесења Господњег у Аркадији свечано је прославила своју храмовну Славу. Свету Архијерејску Литургију, уз саслуживање протојереја Илије ајковића, јеромонаха Павла и Јована и ђакона Пола Жермена, служио је Његово Преосвештенство

Saint Steven's Cathedral donates to Flood Relief

May 28, 2014


In response to the disastrous record flooding and terrible suffering of thousands of families in Serbia, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the whole Balkan region, and the communiqué of our diocesan bishop, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, on Friday, May 22, 2014, Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California wired $25,000 USD to the "Patriarch Pavle Fund” special account for the rehabilitation of the effects of these natural disasters as established by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Bishop Maxim Visits Kosovo & Metohija

10302218 262470720603775 2930284390621485456 nOn May 24th His Grace, Bishop Maxim visited the children of Orahovca i Velike Hoče and presented $5,000 which was collected by the Serbian Sisters of San Francisco for the poor families in the area. His Grace also visited the Prezren Seminary! Read more...

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