Diocesan News

A Pan-Orthodox Clergy Retreat held at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, California

IMG 0542A Pan-Orthodox clergy retreat was held, November 10–12, 2014 at the St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center in Dunlap, California (near Fresno). Present at the retreat, together with around 80 priests, were the following hierarchs of various Orthodox jurisdictions of California: Metropolitan Gerasimos (Greek Orthodox Church), Bishop Maxim (Serbian Orthodox Church), and Bishop Benjamin (Orthodox Church in America). Archbishop Joseph (Antiochian Orthodox Church) and Archbishop Kyrill (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad) were absent.

Visit of His Grace, Bishop Maxim to St. Sava Parish in Phoenix, Arizona

10689961 10205309945286965 4184712617587781014 n 1On Sunday, November 9, 2014 His Grace Bishop Maxim, accompanied by the Diocean Deacon, Deacon Zoran Aleksic, visited the parish of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona. His Grace cleebrated the Divine Liturgy together with Fr. Dragomir Tuba, parish priest, Fr. Stanislav Djuric, parish priest of the St. Nikola Church in Phoenix, Deacon Zoran, and the faithful parishioners of the St. Sava parish and neighboring parishes.   

The Service was followed by a luncheon and an afternoon of fellowship and entertainment provided by the youth of the parish. 

Bishop Maxim’s Visit to the Faithful of Bisbee, Arizona

IMG 0966 2On Saturday November 8, His Grace Bishop Maxim led the faithful of St. Stephen Nemanja parish in Bisbee, Arizona, in their celebration of the feast of the Holy Great Martyr Dimitrije. Joining them for the day were many friends and relatives from Tucson and the Phoenix area as well as members of the Bisbee community.

Children Ask: "How does God exist?"

saratoga3St. Archangel Michael Church in Saratoga, CA has hosted this year Remembering Home Fundraser. Since His Grace Bishop Maxim was visiting the Parish for this occasion, its Sunday School has organized a special "veronauka" session. It was a friendly, relaxed conversation between His Grace and the school children. Anyone who had a question got a chance to directly ask it.Children were interested in why God exists, how he survives, where Heaven is and how we get there and if God directly controls our actions words and minds. Bishop Maxim showed the children that he took all of their questions seriously and answered them thoughtfully and in a language very clear and understandable to the group, whose age spanned from 3 to early teens. Both His Grace and children truly enjoyed the fellowship. Some of the questions asked were:"How does God exist?" Maksim

Јубилеј Епархије западноевропске

Paris-2Свечано обележена 45 година од оснивања Епархије западноевропско-аустралијске и 20 година од њене арондације и успостављања седишта Епархије у Паризу.

Парохија Свете Петке у Бондију крај Париза прославила је храмовну славу 26. октобра 2014. године светом архијерејском Литургијом којом је началствовао Епископ западноамерички г. Максим, уз саслжење домаћина Епископа западноевропског г. Луке и архијерејског заменика протојереја-ставрофора Николе Шкрбића.

Севастијан прес на 59. Међународном сајму књига у Београду

Zaduzbine     У халама Београдског сајма у периоду од 26. октобра до 2. новембра 2014. године, биће одржан 59. Међународни београдски сајам књига на
коме ће се представити и Епархија западноамеричка са својом издавачком кућом Севастијан прес. 
Поред старих издања, Севастијан прес ће на овогодишњем сајму представити и нова издања на српском и енглеском језику: 

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