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Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the West Coast gather to Celebrate the Commemoration of the 1600th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John Chrysostom
The Feast of St. John Chrysostom at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
Sermon given by His Grace, Bishop MAXIM
Your Eminence, beloved brother in the Holy Spirit and co-celebrant of our Modesty, Metropolitan Gerasimos (host of this event), Your Graces, and dear pious assembly of the fullness of the Church.
Today’s sermon is about a Saint, a Prophet, a Patriarch and an Apostle. It is difficult to expose all the significant aspects of the exceptional spiritual personality of the Golden Mouth (the life, literary work and the ecclesiastical ministry of this great Father and Ecumenical Teacher of the Church), of a man who made a unique synthesis of the message of Theology with the mystery of the Church, of an exemplary Apostolic model of ecclesiastical diakonia – from the caves of the desert of Antioch to the Throne of Constantinople, until his death in exile. His radiance affects not only the Ecumenical Throne, or the Orthodox Church, but also all the Christian Churches throughout the world.
This blessed Hierarch is an example of the administration of the local Church and at the same time of all the oikoumene of the Orthodox Church, by means of service and kenotic oblation. We marvel at the variety of his spiritual gifts, as we study his sacred writings, and we glorify our God in Trinity who has so glorified the human race. As the vigilant eye of the whole universe, he was concerned that all people should “come to the knowledge of truth” (1 Tim. 2:4)...
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF THE
WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
IN NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
NOTICE OF DIOCESAN COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
Location: Christ the Savior Serbian Orthodox Church in Arcadia
The Feast of St. Maximus the Confessor
His Grace, Bishop Maxim's Name Day
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m - Council Luncheon to Follow
Location: Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you… (Philippians 1:3)
May our Gracious God always bless you!
The faithful of Kosovo/Metohija send their heartfelt thanks for making their Paschal meals joyous this year. Through your generosity, the Decani Fund provided 125 pork roasts for local families. If only you could have seen their grateful faces!
Remember the nearly 1000 seed packets you sent with me to Kosovo last fall? They are being sown and tended by those who pray to God for a bountiful harvest! Your kindness and love have helped sustain some people who would otherwise have lost hope by now. What can I say to you except THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU—the Lord bless and reward you! Your prayers, love and practical gifts mean more to the faithful than you’ll ever know.
Now, may I ask you a question? What would you do in this situation…
What would you do…if there was not enough food to feed your family more than once a day? What if the one meal consisted of bread and soup? What if you had growing children in your home? “Mom, dad, I’m hungry! Why don’t we go to the shop and buy?” What if you had an elderly person in the home? Even though the elder is hungry, the person insists on sharing their small portion to feed someone younger. And you watch them grown frailer by the day. Perhaps it is your beloved mother or father or your spouse’s.
Would you risk going to a local shop to buy food if you knew it would mean harassment? Harassment —in the form of verbal, emotional or even physical abuse from a shop owner, staff or other shoppers? Hatred and hostility simply because you are Serbian living in Kosovo? What would...
Updated: June 20, 2016
ELECTION FORMS (Due Immediately Following Annual Parish Assembly)
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FORMS & DEADLINES
FOR EVERYTHING RELATED TO THE YEAR-END FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, ANNUAL DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY & DIOCESAN DAYS
Diocesan Days will be held on Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4, 2016 in Jackson, California.
- Schedule of Events DOWNLOAD
- AD/GREETING FORM (Deadline JULY 31, 2016) DOWNLOAD
- SPONSORSHIP/DONATION APPEAL LETTER DOWNLOAD
- SPONSORSHIP/DONATION FORM (Deadline JULY 31, 2016) DOWNLOAD
The Annual Assembly will be held during Diocesan Days (Day and Time to be determined)
- MEETING NOTIFICATION LETTER DOWNLOAD
- CREDENTIALS/REGISTRATION DOWNLOAD
- PARISH REPORT to be signed by Clergy & Parish President and submitted to the Diocesan Office by July 31st
(Sept 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2016 in English, 1 page - 2 if necessary)
- COMMITTEE REPORTS - Circle of 100, Camp St. Sava, KSS, and Diocesan Council Reports to be submitted ot the Diocesan Office by July 31st
- TRAVEL AND HOTEL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD
YEAR-END FINANCIAL REPORT & PROPOSED BUDGET (Deadline JUNE 30, 2016)
Attention PARISH TREASURER: Your 2016 Parish Assessment WILL REMAIN THE SAME as it was for 2015 and is due by the 15th of each month.
This is per the February 4, 2014 Diocesan Council Decision to lock in the Assessment Rates for a period of three years (2014,...
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, San Francisco, California—For the sixth consecutive year, the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the West Coast gathered to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy. This year the Hierarchs and faithful celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vesper services at the Los Altos at the Church of the Redeemer.
On the first Sunday in Lent, we commemorate the decision of the Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787 A.D. upholding the use of holy icons in Orthodox worship. We also commemorate today the unity of Orthodox belief and the oneness of our Faith throughout our various jurisdictions, nations and languages and across the continents and the centuries.
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL MEALS AT THE TICKET TABLE
THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND
|Friday Evening||Adults - $10.00, Children under 16 - $5.00|
|Saturday Lunch||Complimentary - Donations Accepted|
|Saturday Evening||Adults - $15.00, Children under 16 - $5.00|
|Sunday Banquet Tickets||Adults - $30.00, Children under 16 - $15.00|
|Sunday Banquet Reservations||Table of 10 in Main Hall - $300|
|Sunday Evening||Adults - $15.00, Children under 16 - $5.00|
Updated February 11, 2015 12:01 pm (PST) - - - Total Registrations ( 61)
|Name||Last Name||Parish||Registration Status|
|Bishop Atanasije Jevtic||Jevtic||Guest Speaker||Complimentary|
|Hieromonk Porfirije||Porfirije||Guest Accomanying Bishop Atanasije||Complimentary|
|The Right Rev. Dr. Bishop Maxim||Vasiljevic||Western American Dicoese of the Serbian Orthodox Church||Complete|
|Deacon Zoran Aleksic||Aleksic||Western American Dicoese of the Serbian Orthodox Church||Staff|
|Sister Antiona||Antionia||St. Paisius Monastery, Safford, AZ||Complete|
|Rev. Serafim Baltic||Baltic||New Gracanica Monastery, Third Lake, IL||Complete|
|Rev. James Barfiled||Barfiled||St. John the Baptist Church, Reno, NV||Complete|
|Hieromonk Paisius||Bjerke||St. Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina, CA||Complete|
|Rev. Predrag Bojovic||Bojovic||St. Sava Church, Renton, WA||
On Tuesday, June 18th His Grace, Bishop Maxim, Fr. Nicholas Ceko, Dean of St. Steven's Cathedral, Fr. Blasko Paraklis, Priest of the Most Holy Theotokos Mission parish in Orange County, Fr. Jovan Babic, Priest of Christ the Saviour Church in Arcadia, and Fr. Stamatis Skliris from Athens, Greece, together with the faithful celebrated the Feast of St. Petar of Korisha in the Diocesan Residence Chapel in Alhambra, Califorania.
Following the Divine Liturgy and the Slava service, a small reception was held for all who attended.