Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya

 Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya
 Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya
 Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya
 Visit of His Beatitute Patriarch John X to Mor Aphrem Monastery – Maarat Saydnaya

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, at Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya.

General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions

General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions
General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions
General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions
General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concludes its sessions

After nine days of plenary sessions, business plenums, workshops, deliberations and expositions of Church dignitaries from Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from Serbia and all countries of Europe, the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) in Novi Sad concluded its work on 5 June 2018.

Rev. Christian Krieger, President of the Reformed Church in Alsace and Lorraine and Vice-President of both the Union of Protestant Churches in Alsace and Lorraine and the Protestant Federation of France, was elected President of the Conference of European Churches. The delegates of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Conference of European Churches are: Professor Srboljub Ubiparipović, PhD, Lecturer at the Department of Liturgics of the Orthodox Theological Faculty at the University of Belgrade; post-graduate students of theology Nikola Mutavdzic and Ognjen Zvekic as well as Julija Vidovic, ThD.

Metropolitan Porfirije’s expostion at the General Assembly of the CEC

Metropolitan Porfirije: - Despite good legal regulations, it is impossible to achieve a high-standard implementation of religious minority rights without a good will.

Speaking about the rights of Christians in Serbia and Croatia and throughout Europe, at the session of the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches in Novi Sad, on June 4, 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana particularly referred to the Serbian Orthodox people who are a minority in the Republic of Croatia.

Address of His Grace Dr. Irinej, Bishop of Novi Sad and Backa at the plenary session of CEC in Novi Sad, June 2, 2018

Your Holiness, Your Eminences, Most Reverend Metropolitans, Archbishops and Yours Graces Bishops, Your Excellences, Very reverend  and reverend fathers, Highly respected officers and members of the Conference of European Churches, Dear friends and guests, brothers and sisters,

It is my great honour and pleasure to welcome all of you once again in Serbia and Novi Sad, the seat of the Orthodox Diocese of Backa.

Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Novi Sad

Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Novi Sad
Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Novi Sad
Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Novi Sad
Hierarchal Liturgy in Cathedral church in Novi Sad

Metropolitan Cleopas: The Holy Spirit leads the Church and gives people ability of acquiring the Truth.

His Eminence Metropolitan Stephen of Estonia presided over the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at Saint George’s Church in Novi Sad, on the feast day of Holy Emperor Constantine, 3 June 2018. He was concelebrated by Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Metropolitan Cleopas of Scandinavia (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Metropolitan Joseph of Western Europe and South Europe (Romanian Orthodox Church), Metropolitan Gabriel of Philadelphia and New Ionia (Archbishopric of Athens), Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishop Irinej of Backa.After the read Gospel portion, Metropolitan Cleopas of Scandinavia delivered a sermon.