Bishop Lukijan liturgized in the renovated church in Pomaz

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and Dr. Zoran Loncar, Minister of Health in the Government of the Republic of Serbia,  called on all citizens of Serbia yesterday to adhere to anti-epidemic measures in the next period, and during slava celebrations, in order to preserve public health.

At today's meeting at the Patriarchate, Belgrade, which was also attended by director of the Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Dr. Goran Stevanovic, Minister Loncar informed His Holiness Patriarch Irinej about the current epidemiological situation in our country, as well as about the preparedness of the state health system for the new peak of the coronavirus. On that occasion, the Minister pointed out that medical staff would do everything to preserve health of our citizens this time as well, but that it was necessary to respect the measures in order to keep the epidemic under control.

High officials of Bosnia and Herzegovina and of Republika Srpska visited the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla

His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla received the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Radovan Viskovic, on October 19, 2020, on the feast of the Holy Apostle Thomas.

The reception was also attended by Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Vojin Mitrovic, Mayor of Bijeljina Mr. Mico Micic and the President of the Municipal Board of SNSD Bijeljina, Mr. Nedeljko Coric.

A church consecrated at Ogar, Syrmium

Another in a series of pearls of  the Down Srem and of the Bishop’s  deanary  of Pecinci.

The church of the Translation of the Relics to the Holy Father Nicholas the Wonderworker  in Ogar, about 270 years old, welcomed a moment of its renewal and consecration.

Three decades of archpastoral ministry of Bishop Dositej

Three decades of archpastoral ministry of Bishop Dositej

Bishop Dositej (Despo Motika) was born on the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, on October 14, 1949, in the village of Zagoni, Olovo Municipality near Sarajevo. His pious parents, father Nedjo and mother Rosa, had a number of children. Grateful to God for this priceless gift, they, faithful to their ancestral heritage, raised their children from an early age in a strong spirit of commitment to the Orthodox Church. From an early age, the young Despot, the current bishop, responded to the call of the Lord and immediately after finishing primary school, entered the service of the Holy Church of Christ as a pupil of the first generation of the Monastic School in Ostrog Monastery, Montenegro. He completed this first degree of theological training as one of the best pupils in his generation (1967-1969).

Order of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Bearer to the Serbian Army Guard

On October 12, 2020, on the feast of the Venerable Cyriacus the Hermit, Their Graces Bishops Arsenije of Nis, responsible for the Army of Serbia, and Stefan of Remezijana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the military chapel of St. George the Great Martyr at the Guard Headquarters of the Serbian Armed Forces, Belgrade.  Hiigh Church awards were handed to members of the Guard and military chaplains.

On the occasion of marking the 190th anniversary of organizing of the Guard, and as an expression of paternal gratitude for the enormous work invested in arranging and equipping the military chapel in that unit and creating conditions for promoting moral and spiritual values based on Orthodox tradition, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej awarded the Order of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Bearer to the Guard of the Serbian Armed Forces. Major General Milomir Todorovic, Commander of the Guard, was awarded the same order as well.