Enthronement of Bishop Andrej (Cilerdzic) of Austria-Switzerland

The enthronement  of the new-elected Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland in Vienna in the church of the Resurrection of Christ will be performed on 20 July 2014 after the Divine Liturgy which will be served by His Holiness Irinej, Arcbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch. Many bishops of the Serbian Church and other sister Local Churches, as well as priests and monks will concelebrate during this service.

The highest representatives of the Catholic Church of Austria, state authorities, many church organizations from the world, as well as prominent people from Serbia, Republic of Srpska, Greece, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany... monks from the Athonite monastic communities, professors of the Orthodox Institute at the Munich University, representatives of the World Council of Churches and the Conference of European Churches will attend the enthronement.

Biography of  newly-elected Bishop Andrej (Cilerdzic) of Austria-Switzerland

Bishop Andrej (Cilerdzic) was born on 21.08.1961 in Osnabrück (Germany), as a  second son of protopresbyter-staurophor Dobrivoje Cilerdzic and mother Marijana.The primary school and a grammar school he finished in Dusseldorf (Germany), and after  the final examination he spent a year on Mount Athos (1980-1981).He enrolled to the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade in September 1981 and graduated on March 25, 1986. In the monastery of Decani on January 7, 1987 his spiritual elder made him a monk, then hieromonk, and now Bishop Irinej of Backa. He was ordained a hierodeacon on March 8, 1987 in the church of St. Sava in Dusseldorf (Germany), by in that time competent Bishop Lavrentije of Western Europe.

Faithful from Argentina visit Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, on the request of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral - Administrator of the Diocese of Buenos-Aires, received on 16 July 2014 a group of believers from the Argentinian province of Chaco, led by presbyter Branko Stanisic.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej greeted fourty believers of the parish of Saint Nicholas the Mirracle-worker in the town of Machagai, among which one third are descendants of the former immigrants from Montenegro. The guests thanked the Patriarch for the warm welcome.

First official audience given by Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana

Yesterday, on 14 July 2014, new Metropolitan Dr Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana received Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community  “Bet Israel” of Croatia Dr. Kotel Da-Don and Chief Rabbi of Serbia Mr. Isaak Asiel in his residence in Zagreb.

This was the first official audience given by the new Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana and it was held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere. His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa also participated in conversations.  Since Metropolitan Porfirije and Bishop Irinej had fostered and closely worked with Rabbi of Serbia Mr. Asiel for many years, it was agreed to continue the existing projects and that the Jewish Community “Bet Israel” be involved into the new ones.  Mr. Kotel was pleased to hear information about good inter-religious relations in Serbia, as well as about a series of activities which traditional Churches and religious communities have undertaken together.

Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana enthroned

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, introduced His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije, former Bishop of Jegar, into the throne of Metropolitans of Zagreb-Ljubljana during the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb yesterday, on 13 July 2014.

Besides the newly enthroned Metropolitan, the Patriarch was also concelebrated by Metropolitans Basileos of Arcadia from the Patriarchate of Antioch and Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Their Graces Bishops: Christopher of Karpassia from the Archbishopric of Cyprus, Irinej of Backa, Bishop electus Justin of Zica, Irinej of Australia-New Zealand and Bishop electus Andrej of Austria-Switzerland.

Enthronement of His Grace Bishop Dr. Porfirije of Jegar to the throne of Metropolitans of Zagreb-Ljubljana

The enthronement of new Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana will be performed at the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb on Sunday, 13 July 2014.  His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch will serve the Solemn Hierarchal Liturgy at 9 a.m. with the concelebration of a great number of bishops of teh Serbian Church and other Local Churches, as well as clergy and monks and the faithful people. Following the Liturgy there will be a solemn introducing of the new Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana to the throne of Metropolitans of Zagreb-Ljubljana.

Representatives of the highest authorities of Croatia, Slovenia, Republic of Srpska and Serbia, Catholic Church and other Churches and religious communites are expected to come.