Diocesan News

Bishop Maxim visits St. John the Baptist Cathedral, San Francisco

On Sunday, January 5, 2014 His Grace, Bishop Maxim traveled to San Francisco for an Archpastoral visit to the St. John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Cathedral.

The Divine Liturgy was concelebrated by His Grace, Bishop Maxim and the Cathedral Priest, V. Rev. Djurica Gordic together with the parishioners of the parish.

A luncheon was served in the hall following the service and an afternoon of fellowship was enjoyed by all who attended. 

St. Ignatius Day in Phoenix

2014-01-02-phoenix-st-ignatius-day-10On Thursday, January 2, 2014 His Grace, Bishop Maxim travelled to Phoenix, Arizona to join Rev. Stanislav Duric and his family in celebrating their Krsna Slava, the Feast of St. Ignatius. 

His Grace, Bishop Maxim, Rev. Stanislav Duric, V. Rev. Dragomir Tuba, and many faithful parishioners celebrated the Divine Liturgy in commemoration of St. Ignatius. 


Света архијерејска Литургија у Чикагу - Holy Liturgy in Chicago

unnamed2e1386695633707720x375Литургијска бесједа епископа Максима и поздрави митрополита Амфилохија и епископа Лонгина

У литургијском сабрању учествовао је многобројни вјерни народ са дјецом. Саслуживало је свештенство храма и Епархије новограчаничко-средњозападноамеричке, а појао је хор Српског пјевачког друштва Бранко Радичевић. На банкету који је одржан у просторијама поред Саборног храма, митрополит Амфилохије је одржао предавање на тему 900-годишњице рођења Светог Симеона Мироточивог и 200-годишњице рођења Митрополита Петра Другог Петровића Његоша.

Founders’ Day with Bishop Maxim at St. Sava, Jackson, CA

2013-12-01-jackson-featuredSt. Sava Church in Jackson, California, was consecrated on the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple on December 4, 1894.  In recent years, the parish has designated the first Sunday of December as “Founders Day” in order to celebrate the consecration of the church and to offer a parastos for Fr. Sebastian Dabovich and all the founding members.  Additionally, the late Cedo Saraba would sponsor a Bakalar Luncheon on this date to help raise funds for the parish.  After Cedo’s untimely passing, the Saraba family has continued to sponsor this meal and to ask for memorial prayers for all their departed family members.

Archimandrite Porphyrios Recognized as a Saint‏

st-porphyriosThe Orthodox Church has recognized Archimandrite Porphyrios as the SAINT he is! An English announcement can be seen here.

His book Wounded by Love changed the worldview of many people!

I have run to the fragrance of your myrrh, O Christ God,
For I have been wounded by your love;
do not part from me, O heavenly Bridegroom.
His feast day will be December 2nd.

St. Archangel Michael Church Slava in Saratoga

2013-11-05-saratoga-slavaOn a sunny day, Sunday, November 24th Saratoga parish organized their annual Church Slava Celebration with His Grace Bishop Maxim and neighboring clergy in attendance. The Matins Service and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy started at 9:30 AM in our new and yet unfinished Church. Although the morning was cool and the Church is still without heating, that did not stop the faithful of St. Michael Parish and a good number of believers from neighboring parishes to come and fill our Church to its full capacity.
During the Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Maxim delivered a very thoughtful and inspiring sermon, in which he focused on the importance of unity in Christ, detailing also on the Gospel reading of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31).

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