Diocesan News

Fair Oaks Parish Celebrates Krsna Slava

2013.08.25 - Sacramento SOC Slava DSC 0339How is it possible that each Slava celebration is totally different from every other one?  There is much hard work and anxiety that all will be in readiness by many of us – from the ones who clean the Church and grounds to the ones who prepare the food to the Clergy who come to pray with us.  Then,  God,  in His infinite wisdom and love for us, reaches down to us and grants us an abundance of excitement and joy on the day of the Slava.  And all is right with the world and with us.

Visit to St. Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California

2013.08.23 - Platina DSC 0043On Saturday, August  23, 2013 His Grace, Bishop Maxim visited parishes in Northern California.  During this trip, His Grace visited our St. Herman of Alaska Monastery located in Plantina. 

Holy Transfiguration of our Lord


transfigurationOn Monday, August 19, 2013 His Grace Bishop Maixm, V. Rev. Nikola Ceko,Rev. Norman Kosanovich, and the faithful of Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral celebrated the Feast of the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Following the Divine Liturgy a small reception was held outdoors where everyone enjoyed fellowship.

Portland Slava August 2013

sam 5025Слава Цркве Светога Архиђакона Стефана, Портланд, Орегон

Српска Православна Парохија Светога Стефана Првомученика и Архиђакона у Портланду сваког авуста месеца, о празнику преноса моштију из Јерусалима у Цариград (428.г.) прославља своју другу годишњу славу, поред оне познате ”јануарске”.

Парохија у Портланду је основана још 1991. године, али је садашња црква купљена од хришћанских Корејанаца после пожара после 1995. године, те је одмах требало приступити

Bishop Maxim visits Issaquah parish for Serbian Days 2013

fr-ilija-bishop-maxim-kidsWelcoming His Grace Bishop Maxim and new Parish Priest Protpresbyter Predrag Bojovic, St. Sava Parish of Issaquah, WA celebrated Serbian Days, the annual commemoration of the parish’s consecration, July 27 and 28.

Saturday began with Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by Bishop Maxim at Western Diocese sister parish, Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God (Pokrov) Church, served by Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, along with Fr. Ilija Balach (St. Sava), and Fr. Nikola Todorovic (St. Steven the First Martyr, Portland). After Divine Liturgy, Pokrov parishioners treated attendants to a delicious lunch and instrumental and vocal musical renditions.

Bishop Maxim Installs New Abbot at the St. Herman Monastery

platinia-new-abbott-july-20-2013-04On Saturday, July 20 (n.s.), His Grace Bishop Maxim visited the St. Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Platina, California, served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, and installed Hieromonk Damascene (Christensen) as abbot of the monastery. Concelebrating clergy included Protopresbyter Dane Popovich of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Serbian Orthodox Church in Sacramento, California; Priest Nektarios Rozadilla of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Redding, California; Hieromonk Paisius (Bjerke) of the St. Herman Monastery; Priest George Elliott and Deacon Philip Mayer of St. Andrew’s Serbian Orthodox Church in Anderson, California; and Priest Daniel Mackay of St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church in Eugene, Oregon.

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