Church Slava Celebration in Portland
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On Sunday, August 16, 2015, our Church Parish in Portland celebrated the Transfer of the Relics of Saint Archdeacon Stephen, the First Martyr. The Celebration of the Feast day began on Saturday, August 15 with Vespers which was served by Very Rev. Predrag Bojovic from Seattle followed by the promotion of the book "Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija. Fr. Predrag Bojovic and Fr. Daniel Mackey, the priest from Eugene, as well as our parish priest Fr. Milan Unkovic spoke on the book promotion. Girls from our parish Jelena Boskovic, Dusica Drazic and Snezana Danilovic were selected to take part in the program. The promotion of the book was attended by about 40 parishioners.
Bishop Maxim attends Concecration of the Ressurection of Christ Church in Prebilovci
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On Saturday, on 8 August 2015, the Holy Church of the Lord, with its Eucharistic gathering, consecrated the church of the Resurrection of Christ in the village of Prebilovci in Hercegovina, while celebrating the newly-shining Martyrs of Prebilovci. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of sixteen Bishops, a large number of priests and in presence of a huge number of faithful. On the eve of this historic event, a Vesper service was performed in the historic Monastery of Zitomislic, near Mostar, Hercegovina.
Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul in Fresno
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On the occasion of the Feast Day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, His Grace Bishop Maxim visited the faithful of the Saint Peter Serbian Orthodox Church in Fresno, California to lead this congregation on this Feast day for a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Parish Slava celebration. Assisting His Grace for this Archpastoral visit were Protodeacon Brad Matthews and Deacon Dragan Stojanovich. Upon arriving at the Church Vladika was welcomed by the Deacons, Reader, and Acolytes at with all of the parishioners filling this temple and the singing was sublime. Similarly, the beauty of this temple, erected in 1957, and the preservation of it was evident.
Noticeably missing was the rector Very Reverend George Gligich who could not attend due to a medical situation.
Bishop Maxim visits the faithful in Reno Nevada
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A Vidovdan Voyage to Paris
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During his “Vidovdan 2015” voyage to the Diocese of Western Europe His Grace Bishop Maxim had a very fruitful visit. On Saturday, June 27, accompanied by Fr. Zeljko and Novak Bilic, the Bishop visited the monastic community of the Nativity of the All-Holy Mother of God in Bois-Salair (West France). The abbess of the monastery Héléna with six sisters offered a warm reception. Bishop Luka of the Serbian Diocese also gave a cordial welcome to bishop Maxim in Paris.
On Sunday and St. Vitus day, on June 28, at Church St Sava in Paris, a hierarchical Liturgy was celebrated along with a memorial service for Serbian commanders and solders from Kosovo 1389 until today. At the church hall a vivid and arresting presentation on the book the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija took place. Bishop Maxim and Ljubomir Mihailovic spoke about the significance of St. Vitus Day for Europe and for the Serbian people. After the battle, in the Cathedral of Notre Dame Te Deum of thanksgiving for the success of the Christian arms were actually celebrated in the presence of the King of France. It is not a mere chance that, referring in specific to the artistic and spiritual heritage of Kosovo, Andre Malraux said: “Culture, when it is the most precious possession, is never the past.”
Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople
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During the meeting, which took place in a spirit of open exchange in the personal office of the Ecumenical Patriarch, the hierarchs reviewed with His All-Holiness the work of the Assembly of Bishops, especially as it relates to the overall work of its committees. Particular attention was given to the work of the Committees for Pastoral Practice and Canonical Regional Planning. The hierarchs also discussed a number of challenges and opportunities in the formulation of a proposed plan for the restructuring of the Orthodox Church in the United States.
Joining the Ecumenical Patriarch, Elder Metropolitan John of Pergamon discussed the mission of the Assemblies of Bishops as originally envisioned at their inception in Chambésy in 2009. Both the Ecumenical Patriarch and Metropolitan John commended the efforts of the US hierarchs, and acknowledged their work as a model for inter-Orthodox cooperation.
Present at the meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch and Elder Metropolitan John of Pergamon were the following members of the Executive Committee: Archbishop Demetrios (Ecumenical Patriarchate, Assembly Chairman), Bishop John (Moscow Patriarchate, Second-Vice Chairman), Metropolitan Antony (Treasurer), Bishop Longin (Patriarchate of Serbia), Archbishop Nicolae (Patriarchate of Romania), Metropolitan Joseph (Patriarchate of Bulgaria), Bishop Saba (Patriarchate of Georgia). Also present were Bishop Maxim (Coordinator for Committees) and Metropolitan Tikhon (OCA).
At the conclusion of the meeting the hierarchs departed with a renewed spirit of love and unity, eagerly looking forward to the annual General Assembly Meeting, which will take place in Chicago from September 14-17, 2015.
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- Fourth Episcopal Visit to Mexico City - Епископ Максим у четвртој канонској посети Мексику
- Holy Missionaries MARDARIJE (Uskokovic) and SEBASTIAN (Dabovich) Newly Proclaimed Saints of the Orthodox Church!
- Храм Христа Спаситеља у Аркадији прославио своју Крсну Славу
- Sunday of the Blind Man in Studenica Monastery (Church of the Mother of God, 12th century)