Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade

Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade

On Whit Monday, when is also the Patron Saint-Day of the Russian Holy Trinity church, the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 17 June 2019 at 9 am the bells of the Russian church of Holy Trinity marked the beginning of the solemn Liturgy.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of the host archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev, the dean of the church of Holy Trinity; and clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac: protopresbyter-staurophor Trajan Kojic, head of the church of Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark; and NIkola Trajkovic, the dean of the Saint Petka church on Cukarica; archpriest Nebojsa Topolic, the dean of the church of the Mother of God in Zemun; military chaplain Sasa Sovilj, the dean of the side-chapel of Saint Luke of Simpheropolis at the Military Medical Academy; as well as presbyter Ivan Delic from the DIocese of Banat.

Mass service held in Montenegro in defense of Serbian Church

Mass service held in Montenegro in defense of Serbian Church
Mass service held in Montenegro in defense of Serbian Church
Mass service held in Montenegro in defense of Serbian Church
Mass service held in Montenegro in defense of Serbian Church

Thousands of Orthodox faithful flocked to the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of the Resurrection in Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro, on Saturday to show their support for the rights of the canonical Serbian Church and to pray to God to help protect the Church there.

The parishioners gathered at the call of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and Littoral, the head of the largest Serbian diocese in Montenegro.

Roof over Saint Sava Cathedral takes form

Roof over Saint Sava Cathedral takes form
Roof over Saint Sava Cathedral takes form
Roof over Saint Sava Cathedral takes form
Roof over Saint Sava Cathedral takes form

As the ‎new roof starts taking its form, atop our beloved New York City Cathedral, the saving of Saint Sava Cathedral has truly begun.

The principal steel roof trusses are now in place, bolted and welded, tying together the previously freestanding historic stone walls. With the imminent installation of the metal-deck roof covering – presently stacked on the roof framing and ready for distribution, as seen in the photos – the trusses will become further braced laterally, thereby contributing to the general stability of the building as a whole.

Serbian Army Lieutenant Presbyter Goran Sandic in Fort Jackson

There have been military clergy in the Serbian Army since  it gained statehood.

Knjaz Milosh Obrenovich in the constitution of the newly liberated state, in 1839, defines that they shall have priests in the army. After the Second World War, it was not allowed to pray to God in Serbian military barracks. This service was re-established in 2013.

Deacon Stefan Djoric ordained to the Holy Priesthood

Deacon Stefan Djoric ordained to the Holy Priesthood
Deacon Stefan Djoric ordained to the Holy Priesthood
Deacon Stefan Djoric ordained to the Holy Priesthood
Deacon Stefan Djoric ordained to the Holy Priesthood

On June 2nd, 2019, His Grace Bishop Irinej presided over the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church in Steubenville, Ohio. During the Liturgy of this last Sunday after Pascha, Bishop Irinej ordained the Reverend Deacon Stefan Djoric to the Holy Priesthood.

Fr. Stefan Djoric recently graduated from St. Vladimir's Seminary and, through his ordination, is now appointed as the new parish priest of the Holy Resurrection Church in Steubenville, succeeding Fr. Rade Merick, who recently retired.

Communique of the Raška-Prizren Diocese concerning the unauthorized construction work at the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas in Novo Brdo

Communique of the Raška-Prizren Diocese concerning the unauthorized construction work at the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas in Novo Brdo
Communique of the Raška-Prizren Diocese concerning the unauthorized construction work at the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas in Novo Brdo
Communique of the Raška-Prizren Diocese concerning the unauthorized construction work at the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas in Novo Brdo
Communique of the Raška-Prizren Diocese concerning the unauthorized construction work at the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas in Novo Brdo

With great concern, the Diocese of Raška-Prizren has received information about an announcement specifying the beginning of construction work on the site of an old Serbian medieval church, that of St. Nicholas, which was the cathedral church for the Serbian Orthodox bishops of Novo Brdo and Gračanica, and which is located near the Novo Brdo fortress. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novo_Brdo_Fortress

The church was built in the middle of the 14th century and was enlarged during the reign of Despot Stephan Lazarević after 1455. According to all evidence available, it was later turned into a mosque during the Ottoman period, and then was later destroyed by an earthquake and remained in ruins up to the present day, like the other remains of the town surrounding it, which was quickly abandoned. Similar to the other churches and monasteries built by the Nemanjić dynasty in the 13th and 14th centuries such as Sopoćani, Arilje, and Visoki Dečani, the Novo Brdo Church of St. Nicholas was constructed in the style of a romanesque basilica, and until the fall of Novo Brdo to the Ottoman rule, it was the main center of Orthodox worship for the region. Not far from this church, we also find the remains of the city’s Roman Catholic Church which is known as the Saxon Church, thus named for the Saxon miners who, together with merchants from Dubrovnik and the local Serbian population, comprised a part of the rich and multifaceted ethnic and religious mosaic of medieval Novo Brdo, one of the most important cities of medieval Serbia.

The second day of the Serbian Church delegation in the Patriarchate of Antioch

The second day of the Serbian Church delegation in the Patriarchate of Antioch
The second day of the Serbian Church delegation in the Patriarchate of Antioch
The second day of the Serbian Church delegation in the Patriarchate of Antioch
The second day of the Serbian Church delegation in the Patriarchate of Antioch

On the second day of the stay in the God-protected city of Damascus, 2 June 2019, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, along with His Beatitude Patriarch John of Antioch and All the East celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Precious Cross in Damascus, not far from the headquarters of the Patriarchate of Antioch.
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photo gallery 1, photo gallery 2, photo gallery 3, photo gallery 4, photo gallery 5, video 1, video 2 of the Information Center of the Patriarchate of Antioch.)

The Serbian and Antiochian Patriarchs were concelebrated by eighteen hierarchs, twenty four priests and five deacons. Patriarch Irinej was welcomed by several hundreds of people at the square facing the church of the Holy Cross. At the very end of the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy Patriarch John of Antioch and All the East delivered a speech. His Holiness Irinej thanked whole-heartedly for the welcoming words and addressed His Beatitude Patriarch John and the congregation.