President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic received His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, at the Office of the President of Serbia yesterday.
The discussion was about resolving the open property and legal issues between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the state, as well as the problem of building of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate. In the talks there were involved: Vice President of the Government of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Minister of Culture and Information Mr. Ivan Tasovac, Minister of Justice and State Administration Mr. Nikola Selakovic, the head of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate MSc Zoran Nedeljkovic and Director of the Directorate for the Property of the Republic of Serbia.
It is not so easy to collect one’s thoughts in such a limited space offered by such a reputed daily newspaper as “Politika”. It is difficult to make an assessment when distance in time from the events that have taken place is insufficient, in order to put it, without any prejudice, into an objective context. However, it is possible to single out the major events that led to the outbreak of the First World War.
A lot has been researched and written about the Great War, an armed conflict of large proportions that shook the whole world. Until recently, no divergent views were heard among the historians over the causes of the War; who were the guilty parties and who were the victims. There were living witnesses, proud elderly people who would not accept lies, told or written. The forged friendships between countries and peoples that were thought to be forever have outlasted.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, will award Diana Budisavljevic posthumously with the high dinstinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church - the Order of Empress Milica at the Serbian Patriarchate at 11 a.m., on Friday, 18 October 2013. Diana Budisavljevic saved 12000 Serbian children from Jasenovac and other death camps during the World War Two in the Independent State of Croatia.
Serbian Patriarch Irinej will present the order to Diana's great-grandson Mr. Leonard Rasica.
We invite representatives of media to attend this event.
On Saturday, 7 September 2013, participants of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) visited sights of Novi Sad. On Monday, 9 September guests attended the vigil service at the Cathedral church in Novi Sad
Following the visit to the sinagogue and informing about a life of the jewish community in Novi Sad, our eminent guests also visited the Museum of Vojvodina where they heard a little about the history of our people in this region. After that they went to the reception at the Roman Catholic church in the downtown, where they were welcomed by father Robert, parish priest of the church of the Name of Maria. Following the visit, the representatives of the Anglican Church served the Holy Liturgy at the Slovak Evangelical Church in Novi Sad.
After the meeting with Serbian diplomats at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the visit to Saint Sava church in New York, His Holiness left for Chicago
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, attended evening service at the church of Saint Sava in New York on 5 September 2013. Bishop Mitrophan of East America held a welcome speech, and His Holiness responded. Following the speeches, the faithful approached the Patriarch asking for a blessing. On the same day the Patriarch met with Serbian diplomats at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations.
At the initiative of the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations Mr. Vuk Jeremic today at the seat of this world organization in New York "High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace" was held, at which one of participants was Serbian Patriarch Irinej.
This one-day event was a opportunity for UN member states, political and religious leaders, as well as government organizations to consider how one could improve tolerance, culture of dialogue and mutual respect in international community. Besides Serbian Patriarch, the president of the Islamic Society of North America Sayyid Syeed, as well as rabi Eli Abadi also addressed the meeting.
- Патријарх српски г. Иринеј: Култура мира и наша одговорност
- The Patriarch of Serbia Irinej: The Culture of Peace and Our Responsibility
- Патриарх Сербский Ириней: Культура мира и наша ответственность