Diocesan News

4th Annual Orthodox Clergy Retreat

2012-advent-orthodox-clergy-retreat0153His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos, His Eminence, Archbishop Joseph, His Eminence, Archbishop Kyrill, His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin and His Grace, Bishop Maxim, hosted the  Fourth Annual Pan-Orthodox Clergy Advent Retreat in Alhambra, California, November 27 - November 29, 2012. 

The guest speaker for this event was Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeaon of the Ecumenical Patriarcate, and author of 25 books and numberous articles in several languages on the Church Fathers and Orthodox Spirituality.

Salt Lake City Slava 2012

salt-lake-city-2012-11-25Парохија Светог Архангела Божијега Михаила у Солт Лејк Ситију свечано је прославила своју Славу – Михаила, вођу небеских и бестелесних Сила. Сходно једној библијско-­типолошкој слици, Архангел Михаило, чије име значи „нико као Бог“, устаје против побуњеног Луцифера, и тим ставом открива све знање које је о Богу имао. „Он Бога не описује, не објашњава Га, он устаје и сведочи. То име израз је Арханђелове приопштености сијању Божанства, у њему је мера у којој овај Арханђео пројављује то сијање“, вели на једном месту митрополит Антоније Блум. 

Saratoga Parish Celebrates Slava

saratoga-slava-2012On Sunday, November 18, 2012 a sunny morning greeted the early arrivals for Matins, and the Baptism of a young non-Serbian student from the University of California in Berkeley.  To Robe Bishop Maxim in addition to our Father Slobodan Jovich were Fathers Dushan Bunjevic, Vasilije Cvijanovic, Djurica Gordic and Zoran Savic.  And for the second time since our Cornerstone ceremony, our new bells were rung to everyone’s joy, and a few tears.

A delicious banquet was prepared by Nenad Nikolic and his staff. And under the direction of Dr. Jelena Vukicevic, our teenagers and Kolo members served the filled-to-capacity hall with speed and efficiency.  The hall was beautifully decorated in autumn colors and flowers. 

Bishop Maxim & Professor Yannaras in Eugene

Euguene NOv 11 2012 11His Grace Bishop Maxim visited the parish of St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, November 11th, bringing Professor Christos Yannaras with him during his archpastoral visit. This was Professor Yannaras’s first visit to Eugene, Oregon, and the faithful were treated to a contemplative talk and insightful question and answer session following the Hierarchical Liturgy and banquet.  

Professor Christos Yannaras Visits USA

In the month of November the Serbian Western Diocese had an honor of hosting one of the most renowned Orthodox theologians and philosophers of our time, professor Christo Yannaras from Athens, Greece, author of more than 50 books and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens.

St. Maximus Church Concecrated

У Костолцу освећена црква Светог Максима Исповедника - За дугогодишњи труд на изградњи храма као и за успешни пастирско-мисионарски рад, епископ Игнатије је надлежног пароха Александра Миахиловића произвео у звање протојереја. Иначе, прота Александар се бави научно-истраживачким радом, држи предавања на православним и другим трибинама, присутан је у медијима... 

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