Held in Monastery Studenica, Ras and Belgrade May 14-24, 2014
Under the presidency of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej the regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began this year on May 14 at Monastery Studenica where in the Church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos the Divine Liturgy was served on the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the birth of St. Simeon the Myrrh-flowing (Stefan Nemanja), and it continued in Ras (Novi Pazar) where, in the Sts. Peter and Paul Church, the Invocation of the Holy Spirit was served on the same day in order for the sessions of the Sabor to proceed at the Patriarchate in Belgrade.
Participating in the Sabor were the majority of the diocesan bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Absent were only His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skoplje and His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabro Bosna. Also, Bishop Milutin of Valjevo and Bishop Chrysostom of Zvornik-Tuzla and other bishops were temporarily absent as they visited those areas most threatened by the floods.
Before the Sabor began prayers were offered for the newly reposed Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb and Ljubljana of blessed repose. That same afternoon a Moleban was offered, served at times of heavy rainfall and the dangers which result from them.Read More»
There are three ways:
1. From your computer or mobile device donate to IOCC (International Orthodox Christian
2. At St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 7pm:
Would you please join us for a fundraiser in support of our humanitarian efforts related to these tragedies this coming Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 7 pm, at St. Petka parish, 1854 Knob Hill Rd., San Marcos?
3. At St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Sunday, May 25th, 2014:
For those that cannot attend this event in San Marcos, we ask you to join us on Sunday, May 25th for services and a benefit lunch (9:30 am Matins, 10:30 am Divine Liturgy, 12:15 pm Lunch) at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 3025 Denver St., San Diego, CA, 92117 with the proceeds going to help those affected by the floods in Serbia and the Serbian regions.