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Patriarchal Paschal Encyclical

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2014

I R I N E J By the grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with the all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church – to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with [...continue reading]

Schedule of services for Holy and Bright Weeks

The schedule in pdf format…>>>

Clergy confession and retreat at the New Gracanica Monastery

On Thursday before great and holy week begins, the clergy of the Midwest Diocese (called upon by the bishop) had a retreat at the New Gracanica Monastery. The day started with Matins followed by snacks and fellowship. Bishop Longin opened up a discussion on several pastoral topics and concluded with the following: after everything we are called to do, the most important is to pray – mention the people of God at the table of oblation preparation/proskomedia. Realizing that not [...continue reading]

Presentation of Metropolitan Amfilohije’s book on the Kosovo suffering

On the passing of Metropolitan Philip

The Hierarchs, Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America P.O. Box 5238 Englewood, NJ 07631

  Dear Brother Hierarchs, Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Antiochian Archdiocese, It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of our dear Metropolitan Philip, your spiritual leader and God-pleasing servant. With fondness and love I remember our meetings and his wise and fatherly advice to myself and all our brother bishops. His decades [...continue reading]

Diocesan “Special needs fund”

Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters, In his letter to the Hebrews, St. Paul instructs the faithful with the words, “remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you…” (Heb. 13,7), reminding us of our duty to remember and love those who preach the Gospel and who sanctify us through the celebration of the Divine Mysteries. Explaining the calling to take good care of our clergymen, St. Tikhon of Zadonsk points out: “As he (a priest) takes care and [...continue reading]

Schedule of Lenten services for Chicago and Milwaukee deaneries

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Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Retreat

The Reverend Priests Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago

Dear Reverend Father, Triodion has begun, and Great Lent begins soon. Let us all pray for health, power and inspiration as we begin this holy season!

We are writing on behalf of the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association about these upcoming events of interest:

• The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy will be celebrated on Sunday evening, March 9th, and the annual Pan-Orthodox Vespers will take place at 6:30 pm [...continue reading]

Winter youth retreat concludes at the New Gracanica Monastery


The Youth Department of the New Gračanica and Midwest Diocese organized the third annual Winter Youth Retreat at New Gračanica Monastery from December 26-30, 2013, entitled “Don’t find yourself in whatever; recreate yourself in the image of Christ”. The number of participants this year doubled to 60. His Grace Bishop Longin welcomed the youth and had a very nice conversation with them. He shared some memories from his youth and, answering [...continue reading]

Metropolitan Amfilohije in Chicago

His Eminence Amphilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands and administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South America, served the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago on Sunday, December 8, 2013, together with Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America and Bishop Maxim of Western America.

Many faithful and children took part in the liturgical gathering. Concelebrating with the hierarchs were clergy from the cathedral and the New [...continue reading]