Diocesan News

Bishop Maxim and Fr. Sava of Decani in New York

2015 05 06 new york 001 featureGreetings with the Mid-Pentecost and the Feast of St. George!

On the Feast of Mid-Pentecost and the Holy Great-Martyr George, in the Church of St. Sava in the New York, on May 6, 2015, it was very festive. His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America served the Liturgy with concelebrating priests: Archimandrite Sava, abbot of Decani Monastery in Kosovo and Metohija, Hieromonk Dimitrije from Decani monastery, Hieromonk Mark Kerr and and Fr. Djokan Majstorovic, Cathedral Dean.

Church Slava celebration at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego

004Abbot of Visoki Decani, Fr. Sava and Hieromonk Dimitrije participated in the celebration at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego, California

            On the eve of the fourth Sunday of Pascha and the feast day of Venerable Theodore Trichinas, Venerable Joasaph of Serbia and St. Nicholai of Zicha, the bishop of the Western American Diocese, His Grace Maxim, together with his honored guests, the abbot of the Visoki Decani monastery, Fr. Sava, and Hieromonk Dimitrije participated in the Vespers service and visited St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego, California.

            This was the first visit of the Decani monastery abbot to San Diego. On the invitation of His Grace Maxim, he visited several parishes in the West where he eloquently spoke in the Serbian and English languages outlining the life and struggles of the Serbian Orthodox Church and her remaining faithful flock in Kosovo and Metohija.

Abbot Sava Continues His Journey in California

2015 05 02 escondido 003Током посете северној и јужној Калифорнији, игуман Сава Дечански је одржао низ предавања о животу Цркве на Косову и Метохији. Тако је на Универзитету Беркли говорио о монографији ”Хришћанско наслеђе Косова и Метохије” (28. априла), а потом у Холивуду (29. априла), Сан Габријелу (30. априла) и Сан Маркосу (1. маја) о духовним и политичким изазовима живота на Косову и Метохији.

У суботу 2. маја, у манастиру Сретења Господњег у Ескондиду, игуман Сава је на Светој Литургији саслуживао месном Епископу, а у недељу 3. маја у оквиру Славе Светог Георгија у истоименој парохији, о. Сава Дечанац је главни гост на свечаном банкету.

 

Bishop Maxim and Dečani Fathers Visit the St. Herman Monastery

2015 04 28 platina leadOn Monday, April 27, 2015, His Grace Bishop Maxim visited the St. Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Platina, California, together with Abbot Sava and Hieromonk Dimitrije of the ancient monastery of Dečani in Kosovo. His Grace celebrated the Divine Liturgy, with five priests concelebrating: the two fathers from Dečani; Abbot Damascene and Hieromonk Paisius of St. Herman's; Priest Nektarios Rozadilla of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Redding, California; and Priest George Elliott of the St. Andrew Serbian Orthodox Church in Anderson, California. During the Liturgy, Abbot Sava tonsured a novice of the St. Herman Monastery, Br. Patrick, as a riassaphore-monk, with the new name of Cassian, after the great monastic father St. John Cassian.

Недеља Мироносица у Заливу Сан Франциска Sunday of Myrrhbearing women in San Francisco

001У оквиру посете Сједињеним Америчким Државама, Игуман Сава Дечански посетио је Српску заједницу у Заливу Сан Франциска. Као гост Западноамеричке Епархије, он је у Недељу Мироносица, 26. априла 2015. године, са Епископом Западноамеричким Максимом посетио парохију при Саборном храму Светог Јована Крститеља у Сан Франциску и саслуживао Епископу на Светој Литургији, уз јеромонаха Димитрија, сабрата манастира Дечани и пароха Саборног храма Ђурице Гордића.

Parish Slava Celebration in Boise

006On Sunday of Antipasha, a small parish community in Boise, celebrated its Parish Slava – The Holy Resurrection of Christ. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace, Bishop Maxim, with concelebrating priests: Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes, Presbyter Milan Dragovic, and with many people from the Greek Parish and the Church of St. Archangel Michael in Salt Lake City.

At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, after breaking the Slava bread, Bishop Maxim gave a very valuable gift - a monograph,“The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija”, to Fr. Nektarios who is a great friend of Serbian people of Kosovo. Bishop Maxim, also thrilled and delighted the children with his famous “candy rain”!

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