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22.2.2014., News

A Timeline of Church History

Scholars estimate there are over 2,600 groups today who lay claims to being the Church, or at least the direct descendants of the Church described in the New Testament Repeat: 2,600 ! But for the first thousand years of her history, the Church was essentially ONE! Five historic Patriarchal centers: Jerusalem, Antioch, Rome, Alexandria and Constantinople, formed a cohesive whole and were in full communion with one another. There were occasional heretical or schismatic groups going their own way, to be sure, but the Church was unifed until the 11th century.
20.2.2014., News

Divine Liturgy in Stoke-on-Trent - 16.2.2014.

Have you ever wondered what God is like? In the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus Christ tells us what God is like, for we see Him in the goodness, the love, the care, the forgiveness of the father in the story. The story of the lost son has been called the most beautiful and meaningful of all the stories of the Gospel. But it is not a story to entertain, it is meant to teach.
3.1.2014., News

Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2013

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2013; IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with 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 the joyous Christmas greeting: Peace from God! Christ is Born! “I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord”
2.1.2014., News

Last sermon of a German clergymen

Friedrich Griesendorf, who died in 1958, was a very educated man. He was at one time a court clergymen for the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II. After World War II, he was a pastor in the Eversburg church parish where a camp of Serbian prisoners of war was located. Before retiring, he dedicated these lines to his German parishioners: “Our country lost the war. The English, Americans and Russians won. Maybe they had much better equipment, larger armies, better leadership. In reality, it was an explicit material victory. They took that victory. However, here among us is one nation that won another much more beautiful victory, a victory of soul, a victory of the heart and honesty, a victory of peace and Christian love.
31.12.2013., News

Why do we celebrate Christmas on January 7th?

While most of the Christian world celebrates the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ on December 25th, members of our Serbian Orthodox Church commemorate this Great and Holy Day on January the 7th each year! The reason for this difference is that, our Church still maintains the old Julian calendar for the designation of its holidays. This Calendar was introduced by Julius Ceasar in 46 B.C. and consisted of 365 days in each year, except the fourth year, leap year, which had 366 days.
13.12.2013., News, Memorial Services

Anniversary of death of Father Valerijan Štrbac

On 18 December 1953 Father Valerijan Štrbac was appointed to serve as the priest for the Serbian community in the north of England. He was instrumental in converting a former Mount Carmel Methodist church in Boothtown, Halifax, to become the very first official Serbian Orthodox Church in the north of England. This building was purchased in a dilapidated state but after much renovation was finally completed and consecrated on 26 September 1954 and became the parish of the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity. He continued to work tirelessly for his parish and was deeply involved in all aspects of church life both spiritually and in the community.
5.12.2013., News

What Attracts People?

What attracts people to a Church? A convenient location? YES! An attractive building? YES!
3.12.2013., News

Backslider's Calendar

JANUARY: I hereby resolve to start to Church this year! But I’ll wait until February. Gotta get over the Holidays. They take a lot out of a fellow.
23.11.2013., News

Croats in France to File Suit Against Bob Dylan

Croat association in France has announced it will file a lawsuit against Bob Dylan for making offensive comments about Croats in Rolling Stone magazine. The Council of Croats in France, CRICCF, has decided to file a lawsuit against the US singer and songwriter for making what they call "deeply offensive" comments against Croats.
23.11.2013., News

Jadovno tragedy revealed to Serbs in Leicester

At the Church of Holy Great-Martyr George in Leicester, UK, on 16 November there was a celebration of the Temple Patron’s Day, opening of My Jadovno exhibition and a lecture on the Gospić group of camps. The visitors, most of them descendants of the victims of the criminal regime of the Independent State of Croatia, were faced, some of them for the first time, with all the horrors of the legalised crime conducted in the summer of 1941 in the Gospić group of camps.