Handover of the Neulerchendfeld church in 16th Vienna’s district

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, Administrator of the Diocese of Austria-Switzerland, received on 27 May keys of the Neulerchenfeld church in 16th Vienna’s district, from Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn

With this solemn act the forementioned church became also the formal property of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Lots of guests from both sides, not only from ecclesial, but also from social life, attended this ceremony. Along with His Grace Bishop Irinej there were also: Bishop Ignatije of Pozarevac and Branicevo, David of Krusevac and newly elected Bishop Andrej of the Diocese of Austria-Switzerland. The ceremony was held also in attendance of His Eminence Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria (Ecumenical Patriarchate), President of the Orthodox Bishops’ Conference in Austria. His Excellency Cardinal was accompanied by his vicar Dariusz Schutzky.

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation
Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Aleksandar Chepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Serbia, at the Belgrade Patriarchate on 30 May 2014. 

Jordan's king urges unity to protect Jerusalem holy sites

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday stressed Jordan’s determination to protect the Christian presence in the region and Palestinian lands, especially in Jerusalem.The King made the remarks as he received leaders and representatives of Orthodox churches from several world countries at Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman.

HRH Prince Ghazi, the King’s Personal Envoy and Religious and Cultural Affairs Adviser, deputised for His Majesty at a prayer for peace held by the church leaders at the Baptism Site in the Jordan Valley later in the evening. 

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church held in Monastery Studenica, Ras and Belgrade May 14-24, 2014

Under the presidency of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej the regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began this year on May 14 at Monastery Studenica where in the Church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos the Divine Liturgy was served on the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the birth of St. Simeon the Myrrh-flowing (Stefan Nemanja), and it continued in Ras (Novi Pazar) where, in the Sts. Peter and Paul Church, the Invocation of the Holy Spirit was served on the same day in order for the sessions of the Sabor to proceed at the Patriarchate in Belgrade.Participating in the Sabor were the majority of the diocesan bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Absent were only His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skoplje and His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabro Bosna. Also, Bishop Milutin of Valjevo and Bishop Chrysostom of Zvornik-Tuzla and other bishops were temporarily absent as they visited those areas most threatened by the floods.

Serbian Orthodox Church helps suffered people

The "Patriarch Pavle" Fund opened a special account for the rehabilitation of the effects of natural disasters. 

Name of the bank client:  The Serbian Orthodox Church -  The Serbian Patriarchate - The "Patriarch Pavle" Fund - for the rehabilitation of the effects of natural disasters. 

Komercijalna bank, account no. : 205-480-06

You can pay humanitarian aid on this account. The Fund thanks all donors in advance. The instructions for payments of the aid abroad, in foreign currencies and banks.

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