Diocesan News

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.

Bright Tuesday at Sretenje Monastery

sretenje-monastery-chapelHis Grace, Bishop Maxim, Clergy, and parishioners from neighboring churches celebrated the Bright Tuesday Divine Liturgy at our Sretenje Monastery in Escondico, California. A wonderful luncheon picnic followed and was enjoyed by all on the beautiful Monastery grounds. 

Paschal Vespers in Alhambra

photo 3 5His Grace, Bishop Maxim and the clergy and parishioners of Saint Steven's celebrate the Paschal Vespers at noon on Pascha followed by a Banquet and Picnic.

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