Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations and the Consulate General of our country in New York
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited todat the Permanent mission of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations, where he was cordially welcomed by Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Milan Milanovic with the staff of this institution. His Holiness was accompanied by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of East America and presbyter Vladimir Vranic. The same day, Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited also the Consulate General of our country in New York. Mrs. Mirjana Zivkovic, Consul General, and Mr. Goran Savic, Consul, with associates organized a nice reception for His Holiness on the premises of the Serbian Consulate.
At the initiative of the President of General Assembly of United Nations Vuk Jeremic "High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace" to be held today at the seat of the world organization in New York, at which one of participants will be Serbian Patriarch Irinej.
This one-day event will be 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. . The conference will consist of ministry segment and three interactive panel, and besides Serbian Patriarch, the meeting will be adressed by president of the Islamic Society of North America Sayyid Syeed, as well as rabi Eli Abadi.
Upon the invitation of Mr. Vuk Jeremic, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, will speak at the United Nations in New York on Friday, August 6th 2013. He is also expected to meet UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch travels to the United States of America, where he is staying from 4-14 September 2013. From the States Patriarch Irinej will go to Sarajevo; where he will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at Sarajevo's Cathedral Church on the occasion of 40th anniversary of the hierarchal office of the Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabar-Bosna. Presbyter Vladimir Vranic, officer of the Holy Synod of Bishops, will accompany Serbian Patriarch.
On December 12, 2011, His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje was imprisoned in the Idrizovo prison, near Skopje
After one year and almost nine months in a prison cell, Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid was for the first time given the opportunity for a one-time visit of his brothers Bishops of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, in the visiting area of the Idrizovo prison.
On August 23, 2013, Their Graces, Bishop Joakim of Polog and Kumanovo and Administrator of Debar and Kicevo, Bishop Marko of Bregalnica and Administrator of Bitola and Bishop David of Stobi and Administrator of Strumica, visited His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, and had brief conversation with him, conveying to him the love, but also the plead of the faithful people, for his blessing and prayers.
Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid ensured the Bishops that he was feeling slightly better with his health, and he sends to all members of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric his archpastoral blessing, encouraging them to keep their joy always, in the various life circumstances.
The delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church that accompanies the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch consists of: His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije (Radovic) of Montenegro and the Littoral, as well as Their Graces Bishops: Irinej (Bulovic) of Backa, Longin (Krco) of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, Teodosije (Sibalic) of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, then dean of the Representation (Podvorje) of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev, arhimandrite Arsenije (Glavcic), protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Radomir Popovic, principal of the Cetinje Seminary protopresbyter-stavrophor Gojko Perovic, as well as protodeacon Radomir Percevic and deacon Aleksandar Sekulic. The member of the delegation is also Professor Vojislav Milovanovic, chief civil engineer of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava.