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THEOPHANY SWIMMING FOR THE HOLY CROSS

When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan the worship of the Trinity was made manifest for the voice of the Father bore witness to You and called You His beloved Son. And the Spirit, in the form of a dove, confirmed the truthfulness of His word. O Christ, our God, You have revealed…

NEW YEAR BEGINS WITH LITURGY AT NEW MARCHA MONASTERY

The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great was celebrated at Midnight on January 14, 2023 in honor of his Feast Day and the Circumcision of the Lord at the New Marcha Holy Archangel Gabriel Monastery in Richfield, Ohio.  With the blessings of His Grace Bishop Irinej, visiting spiritual father, the Venerable Protosyngelos Sava (Vukajlovic)…

Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen

The Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen was the eldest of the seven deacons, appointed by the Apostles themselves, and therefore he is called “archdeacon.” He was the first Christian martyr, and he suffered for Christ when he was about thirty. In the words of Asterias, he was “the starting point of the martyrs, the instructor…

The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ- Christmas

The Nativity is before you, before me, before us, brothers and sisters: God is born as a man, “so that we would receive life through Him” and thus be filled in soul and body with God. And this is most readily acquired by prayer and fasting. They cleanse and purify the body and the soul,…

Christmas Eve

“I behold a strange and most glorious mystery,” the Church sings with awe, “Heaven, a Cave; the Virgin the Throne of the Cherubim; the Manger a room, in which Christ, the God Whom nothing can contain is laid.” (Irmos of the 9th Ode of the Nativity Canon). An angel of the Lord (Saint Cyprian says…

THE NATIVITY ENCYCLICAL OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 2022

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2021 PORFIRIJE By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and…

NATIVITY ARCHPASTORAL WORD

BY THE GRACE OF GOD BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA Most beloved clergy and monastics, sons and daughters, faithful children of the Eastern American Diocese of our Most Holy Serbian Orthodox Church: GOD’S PEACE — CHRIST IS BORN! “Made flesh by the Holy Spirit, Made man of the ever-virgin Mary, You have filled all creation with…

Serbian Father’s Day

On Sunday, January 1st, we celebrated Serbian Father’s Day. It is a special tradition to honor our fathers on the Sunday before Christmas. After liturgy the joyous children tied Father Nektarije, who was ready with small treats to give them.  The next day, Father Nektarije and Kelli D’Agnese set out to visit some of our…

Important and Urgent Announcement

Because of dangerous weather conditions, Divine Liturgy at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, scheduled for Sunday, December 25th at 10:00 am, has been CANCELLED. Please be safe and exercise great caution in your travels.

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