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SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH USA & CANADA
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Updated: November 3, 2015 7:29 am
Western American Diocese
of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America
1621 West Garvey Avenue, Alhambra, California 91803
The Venerable Peter of Korish Serbian Orthodox Mission
V. Rev. Protopresbyter Blasko Paraklis, Administrator
24236 Olivera Dr. Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (949) 830-5480
St. Stephen Nemanja Serbian Orthodox Church
216 Park Avenue, Warren AZ, P. O. Box 5666, Bisbee AZ 85603
V. Rev. Protopresbyter Dragomir Tuba, Administrator
958 South Wallrade Lane, Gilbert, AZ 85296
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)...
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.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Our Christian brothers and sisters in Kosovo and Metohija and the holy shrines of the Serbian Christian Orthodox Church are in great danger, because the proponents of the so-called state of Kosovo want to obtain the membership in UNESCO and confiscate churches and monasteries, jeopardizing the rest of the Serbian population in these holy places, as well as every honest Albanian person, jeopardizing the true communion and the overall progress of all those who live in Kosovo.
From June 1999, until today 236 spiritual and cultural Serbian monuments were subject to attack by Kosovo Albanian extremists. Out of the said number, as many as 61 have the status of cultural monuments, and 18 are of extreme importance for the Republic of Serbia- Church of the Virgin (1315), Church of St. Nicholas (1331), Church of the Holy Saviour (1348), the Hermitage and Monastery of St. Peter (early 13th century) – to mention but a few. In the territory of Kosovo, 174 sacred objects and 33 cultural and historic monuments were destroyed, more than 10 000 icons, and artistic objects were stolen. 5261 headstones were either destroyed or damaged in 256 Serbian graveyards, and not a single headstone can now be found at more than 50 Serbian graveyards.
In March 2004, and the synchronized and orchestrated barbaric attacks against the Serbian residents in Kosovo, with unprecedented destruction of everything that is Serbian, including the Serbian religious objects and cultural goods dating back to the Middle Ages. In three days of violence perpetrated by the Kosovo Albanian terrorists against the Serbs, on 17, 18 and 19 March 2004, ten Serbs were killed, over 900 persons were severely injured, over 4000 Serbs from cities and villages...
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||
STS. SEBASTIAN AND MARDARIJE
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
Vespers 6:00 p.m. followed by Council Meeting
Location: Christ the Savior Serbian Orthodox Church in Arcadia
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
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
On Pentecost Sunday, June 23rd, Holy Trinity Church of Moraga, California, held its Slava with Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Maxim with co-celebrants, Father Vasilije Cvijanovic, pastor of Holy Trinity; Father Dusan Bunjevic; Father Slobodan Jovic, St. Michaels of Saratoga; Father Djurica Gordic, St. John the Baptist of San Francisco; Father Zoran Savic, St. George of Oakland; and special guest Father Stamatis Skliris of Athens, Greece. Father Skliris delivered a very moving homily, in Serbian, on the importance and meaning of Pentecost Sunday. The joyous responses were led by the students from the University of California, Berkeley.
Following the Liturgy the faithful participated in a procession of Icons around the church with the singing of hymns and completing the procession at the elegant fountain dedicated to St. Nikola, where the Slavski Kolach was blessed.
Attendees then proceeded to the beautifully decorated Cultural Center for the sumptuous meal and fellowship. In addition all were treated to an exhibit of the art work of Father Stamatis, as introduced by Bishop Maxim. The work is “a marriage of Byzantine Art with our Postmodern times.” It is blending Byzantine tradition with the contemporary.
The Holy Trinity family was especially honored to have hosted Father Stamatis Skliris and Presbytera Marina and look forward to their next visit.
THE CANONIZATION OF STS. MARDARIJE AND SEBASTIAN
Save the Date!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday, September 4th
12:00 Noon DOXOLOGY
1:00 p.m. Clergy Lunch and Seminar
3:00 p.m. Meeting of the Diocesan Council4:00 p.m. ...