On November 1st and November 2nd, 2019, our Diocese of Eastern America. celebrated the 800th Anniversary of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Sava Cathedral in Boston, Massachusetts.
During the Vespers, His Grace, our Bishop and Father Irinej, blessed the Ilitons for the new Antiminsia which were consecrated before the Divine Liturgy and upon the first Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated the next morning. Inside the beautiful Holy Antiminsia, our Bishop Irinej put the holy relics of St Mardarije and Prebilovac Martyrs, so each Parish got their new consecrated Antimins upon which the Divine Liturgy can be celebrated with the blessing of our Bishop.
This was an important historical event for our Parish in Lebanon as well, since from now on, through the prayers of our Father and Bishop Irinej, and the blessed relics inside of our new Antimins, we can serve the Divine Liturgy and all the other sacraments having St. Mardarie and the Martyrs from Prebilovac as our intercessors in front of God. To find out more please see this link: https://www.easterndiocese.org/