Diocesan News

The Feast of Pentecost in Butte, Montana

14386266342 fc1a96abd9 oOn June 8th, the glorious Feast of Pentecost was once again celebrated by the Church of the Holy Trinity in Butte, Montana. Parishioners and clergy of the parish were duly blessed on the occasion by the presence of their beloved hierarch, his Grace, Bishop Maxim, who presided over the Feast.

His Grace arrived late Friday evening and was received as the honored guest at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. David Hicks. During his stay, Bishop Maxim was able to discuss with his hosts and Fr. Russell ideas concerning the future of Orthodox Christianity across the state of Montana and review plans for the much-hoped-for establishment of a monastic community there on the Hickʼs property.

Christ the Savior Parish Celebrates Slava

photo 1 7On Sunday, June 1st, 2014 His Grace, Bishop Maxim, Rev. Hieromonk Jovan Babic, visiting clergy and parishioners of the Christ the Savior Church in Arcadia, California celebrated the Feast of Ascension of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After the Divine Liturgy the Slava Service was held in the hall followed by a wonderful Slava Banquet and an afternoon of music, dancing, and fellowship.

У Недељу 1. јуна 2014. године, парохија Вазнесења Господњег у Аркадији свечано је прославила своју храмовну Славу. Свету Архијерејску Литургију, уз саслуживање протојереја Илије ајковића, јеромонаха Павла и Јована и ђакона Пола Жермена, служио је Његово Преосвештенство

Saint Steven's Cathedral donates to Flood Relief

May 28, 2014


In response to the disastrous record flooding and terrible suffering of thousands of families in Serbia, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the whole Balkan region, and the communiqué of our diocesan bishop, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, on Friday, May 22, 2014, Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra, California wired $25,000 USD to the "Patriarch Pavle Fund” special account for the rehabilitation of the effects of these natural disasters as established by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Bishop Maxim Visits Kosovo & Metohija

10302218 262470720603775 2930284390621485456 nOn May 24th His Grace, Bishop Maxim visited the children of Orahovca i Velike Hoče and presented $5,000 which was collected by the Serbian Sisters of San Francisco for the poor families in the area. His Grace also visited the Prezren Seminary! Read more...

Епископ Максим у трећој канонској посети Мексику

2014-mexicoУ периоду од 8. до 12. маја ове 2014. године, Његово Преосвештенство Епископ западноамерички г. Максим је учинио своју трећу канонску посету православним верницима у престоници Мексика. У пратњи Владичиној налазио се протојереј Блашко Параклис, администратор тамошње српске мисије. У Мексико су допутовали у среду 7. маја како би се и ове године састали са својим православним сународницима. Одлуком Светог Архијерејског Сабора Српске Цркве, верници српскога рода у овој држави стављени су под пастирско старање и канонску јурисдикцију Епископа западноамеричког.

St. George Parish of San Diego, California, Celebrates Slava

DSC 0200-300            On Sunday, May 4th, 2014, with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, the parish in San Diego celebrated the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women and their Church Slava – Parish Patronal Feast Day of St. George the Great Martyr. Though the Feast Day of St. George falls on Tuesday, May 6th, the parish according to established practice celebrates their Church Slava on the Sunday closest to the actual Feast Day.

            His Grace Bishop Maxim served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with concelebrants: protopresbyter-stavrophor Velimir Petakovic, protopresbyter-stavrophor Bozidar Draskovic, both former parish priests, protopresbyter Bratislav Bratso Krsic, the parish priest, Deacon Paul Germain, parish deacon, in the presence of many parishioners and the faithful from other Orthodox parishes of the San Diego area. Protopresbyter-stavrophor Milan Vukovic, parish priest at the neighboring parish of St. Petka in San Marcos, joined in the celebration later during the banquet and program.
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