His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, with the concelebration of our brothers of the temple, served the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. A large number of faithful who gathered with great care fatherly listened to the speech of His Holiness (recording).




On the day of welcoming the relics of st.Despot Serbian Stefan Lazarević, in the period of the Evening service , Akatist in the glory and honor of St. Stephen the Great was served.





His Grace Bishop of Toplica Мr.Arsenije, with the clergy and numerous believers, met on Thursday, the 9th of March at noon, the reliquary with the relics of St. Despot Stefan Lazarević in the courtyard of the Belgrade Church of the Ascension, then served Kanon to the saint (recording).



Belgrade dwellers on Thursday, the 9th of March 2017 at 12 am, expected a big event - welcoming the part of the relics of St. Despot Stefan Lazarević - announces priest Arsenije Arsenijević, Elder ofChurch of the Ascension.


The first Sunday in the great and holy Lent, is dedicated to the celebration of the holy fathers of the church, who are gathering in seven ecumenical councils defend the Orthodox Apostolic Church and decided not to learn all the heretical teachings of the chosen flock of Christ together with the blasphemer who falsely teach people. In memory of the holy fathers of the church and their victory over heresies, this week is called the Week of Orthodox victory. Each week in the big post is dedicated to the celebration of the holy people, and so the weeks ahead of us dedicated to celebrating St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, and popularly known as "pačista". Liturgy in our temple was served by priest Vladimir Stanimirović, and homily was presented by deacon Radomir Čvoro (recording).


The first Saturday of the great and honorable post is dedicated to the memory of the feat st. martyr Teodor Tirona. At the time of the Byzantine Emperor Julian the Apostate, who wanted to force all Christians to deconsecrate idol victims of St. Theodore prepared grain which feed all the Christians in the city and so save them from the evil intentions of godless emperor. Oh, how large the need for grain was granary was not emptied but was enough for everyone. In memory of this wonder of God's grace that never left its herd, although the ruler of the dimwitted mind departed from God, and in memory of suffering that st.Teodor fullfiled for worship, the grain is prepared to sanctify the temples and gives the faithful for use and blessing, it is not grain to remember deceased, but more to memory of the miracle of God's providence.




His Grace Bishop of Toplica Arsenije Mr. Glavčić, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch Irinej, served the liturgy of Presanctified gifts in our temple. The fraternity of our temple served the Liturgy together with the Bishop as well as with the excellent chanting of students of Seminary "Saint Sava" of Belgrade.



Holy Liturgy was served by Archpriest Dragan Radovanović who also presented the homily (recording). After the liturgy the Slava cake was cut prepared by members of the church choir in honor of St. George Kratovac which our choir celebrates as their patron saint.


Holy Church has established the holidays and worship, which serve the salvation of man. The Resurrection of Christ as the esence of the faith and hope as basis of every believer occupies a central place in the life of the church. Memorial Day as a holiday commemorating all died in faith, is essentially the memory of eternal life and the resurrection, because of the hope and faith of every Christian to eternal life in the realm of the living in the Kingdom of God.To us, alive, an opportunity to renew the memory of the transience of life and the natural effort in preparation for eternity, which we show by offering prayers for our deceased, through which we ourselves receive the grace of God that gives us the comfort of the deceased and introduces us into eternity. Memorial Day is not a feast of death and transience it is more memory and hope of eternal life in the kingdom of God.



His Grace Bishop of Toplica Arsenije, vicar of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the liturgy in our temple at today's feast. Bishop addressed the gathered faithful with fatherly instruction through his speech (recording) to today's gospel of the prodigal son.