Diocesan News

King's College London Welcomes "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija."

2015 05 10 kings college london featuredOn May 10, at King’s College London, one of the top 20 universities in the world (2013-4 QS international world rankings), a rare history and fine art book, published by Sebastian Press, was presented to a wider public interested to study or expand their knowledge about the cultural heritage of Kosovo and Metohija (Serbia). 

Bishop Maxim of Western America and Abbott Sava of Decani Monastery spoke about the book at the College Chapel at the Strand. This chapel is seen by many as the spiritual heart of the College. Vocal quartet led by Bozidar Smiljanic sung during the presentation.

This Monograph is addressed to both scholarly and wider public interesting in cultural heritage of Kosovo and Metohija, covering late Roman, Byzantine and Serbian medieval and post-medieval cultural heritage. It isl an important reference book for academics, archeologists, art historians, historians, various groups of researchers, students as well for artists, politicians, international agencies, NGO’s, decisions makers, etc.

A copy of the book was presented to the Library of this College.


Bishop Maxim Visits London (Gallery May 10-12)

2015 05 10 london bishop maxim 0004On Sunday, May 10th, 2015, the fifth Sunday of Pascha, in the St. Sava Seriban Orthodox Church in London, England, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, together with the parish clergy, V. Rev. Goran Spaic and V. Rev. Dragan Lazic, and the Orthodox faithful, celebrated the Divine Liturgy.

Following the Divine Liturgy and visit to the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in the Diocese of Great Britain and Scandinavia, His Grace Bishop Maxim,  together with Fr. Sava, Iguman of Decani Monastery, and Hieromonk Dimitrije, proceeded to Kings College where they gave a presentation on the book "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija."

Bishop Maxim and Fr. Sava of Decani in New York

2015 05 06 new york 001 featureGreetings with the Mid-Pentecost and the Feast of St. George!

On the Feast of Mid-Pentecost and the Holy Great-Martyr George, in the Church of St. Sava in the New York, on May 6, 2015, it was very festive. His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America served the Liturgy with concelebrating priests: Archimandrite Sava, abbot of Decani Monastery in Kosovo and Metohija, Hieromonk Dimitrije from Decani monastery, Hieromonk Mark Kerr and and Fr. Djokan Majstorovic, Cathedral Dean.

Church Slava celebration at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego

004Abbot of Visoki Decani, Fr. Sava and Hieromonk Dimitrije participated in the celebration at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego, California

            On the eve of the fourth Sunday of Pascha and the feast day of Venerable Theodore Trichinas, Venerable Joasaph of Serbia and St. Nicholai of Zicha, the bishop of the Western American Diocese, His Grace Maxim, together with his honored guests, the abbot of the Visoki Decani monastery, Fr. Sava, and Hieromonk Dimitrije participated in the Vespers service and visited St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego, California.

            This was the first visit of the Decani monastery abbot to San Diego. On the invitation of His Grace Maxim, he visited several parishes in the West where he eloquently spoke in the Serbian and English languages outlining the life and struggles of the Serbian Orthodox Church and her remaining faithful flock in Kosovo and Metohija.

Abbot Sava Continues His Journey in California

2015 05 02 escondido 003Током посете северној и јужној Калифорнији, игуман Сава Дечански је одржао низ предавања о животу Цркве на Косову и Метохији. Тако је на Универзитету Беркли говорио о монографији ”Хришћанско наслеђе Косова и Метохије” (28. априла), а потом у Холивуду (29. априла), Сан Габријелу (30. априла) и Сан Маркосу (1. маја) о духовним и политичким изазовима живота на Косову и Метохији.

У суботу 2. маја, у манастиру Сретења Господњег у Ескондиду, игуман Сава је на Светој Литургији саслуживао месном Епископу, а у недељу 3. маја у оквиру Славе Светог Георгија у истоименој парохији, о. Сава Дечанац је главни гост на свечаном банкету.


Bishop Maxim and Dečani Fathers Visit the St. Herman Monastery

2015 04 28 platina leadOn Monday, April 27, 2015, His Grace Bishop Maxim visited the St. Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Platina, California, together with Abbot Sava and Hieromonk Dimitrije of the ancient monastery of Dečani in Kosovo. His Grace celebrated the Divine Liturgy, with five priests concelebrating: the two fathers from Dečani; Abbot Damascene and Hieromonk Paisius of St. Herman's; Priest Nektarios Rozadilla of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Redding, California; and Priest George Elliott of the St. Andrew Serbian Orthodox Church in Anderson, California. During the Liturgy, Abbot Sava tonsured a novice of the St. Herman Monastery, Br. Patrick, as a riassaphore-monk, with the new name of Cassian, after the great monastic father St. John Cassian.

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