Serian Patriarchj Irinej congratulated President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic

On the occasion of his inauguration as President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej attended a formal reception at the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade on June 23rd, 2017.

A high Church delegation was composed of the following hierarchs: His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and Their Graces Bishops:  Irinej of Backa, Fotije of Dalmatia (elected Bishop of Zvornik-Tuzla), Milutin of  Valjevo, Theodosije of Raska-Prizren and Vicar Bishop  Arsenije (elected Bishop of Nis).


Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands

Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands
Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands
Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands
Patriarch Irinej visited the Monastery of the Image of Mother of God not-made-by-hands

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej visited the monastery dedicated to the Icon of the Mother of God in the hamlet Drobnjaci underneath the Avala mountain, on June 25, 2017.

The Patriarch greeted many faithful and abbess Zlata with her sisterhood and inquired about the construction works which have been underway.

Vidovdan celebrations in Osnabrück

Vidovdan celebrations in Osnabrück
Vidovdan celebrations in Osnabrück
Vidovdan celebrations in Osnabrück
Vidovdan celebrations in Osnabrück

The Vidovdan celebrations took place in the parish of the Holy Great Martyr George in Osnabrück on June 24, 2017.

His Eminence Bishop of Frankfurt and all Germany and elected Bishop of Bihac-Petrovac Sergije officiated  the Eucharistic gathering. Protopresbyters-stavrophors Jovan Maric from Wuppertal and Marinko Rajak from Osnabrük, Archpriest Bogdan Smiljic from Bielefeld, Mihailo Stojcic from Altena and Sinisa Vujasinovic from Hamburg, protodean Dragan Colakovic from Essen and protodeacon Milutin Maric concelebrated.

Accredited seminar for catechists of the Diocese of Zicha

Accredited seminar for catechists of the Diocese of Zicha
Accredited seminar for catechists of the Diocese of Zicha
Accredited seminar for catechists of the Diocese of Zicha
Accredited seminar for catechists of the Diocese of Zicha

With the blessing of Bishop Justin of Zicha, an accredited expert seminar entitled "Integrative Approach in Religious Education" was held for catechists (religious teachers) in the Diocese of Zicha, in the Monastery of Studenica on June 17, 2017.

Authors and program implementers were Dr. Vladan Tatalovic (Chair for the New Testament - Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade), Dr. Srboljub Ubiparipovic (Chair of Liturgical Theology - Orthodox Theology Faculty in Belgrade) and Snezana Pavlovic, graduate andragogue, advisor in pre-school and primary education and counselor for religious education at state schools in the Ministry of Education of Serbia. The aim of the seminar was to strengthen capacities and professional competencies of catechists.

Annual Meeting of Orthodox Bishops of Canada

Annual Meeting of Orthodox Bishops of Canada
Annual Meeting of Orthodox Bishops of Canada
Annual Meeting of Orthodox Bishops of Canada
Annual Meeting of Orthodox Bishops of Canada

His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrofan, Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Canada, hosted an annual meeting of the Orthodox Bishops’ Conference in Canada, on June 15, 2017.

The meeting was moderated by Metropolitan Soterios of the Constantinople Patriarchate. The following hierarchs participated in the deliberations of the meeting: Bishop Job (the Moscow Patriarchate), Bishop Iovan Kasian (the Romanian Patriarchate), Bishop Daniel (the Bulgarian Patriarchate), Archbishop Ireneus (the Orthodox Church in America), Bishop Elijah from the Albanian Diocese (the Constantinople Patriarchate), Metropolitan Juriy and Bishop Andrey from the Ukrainian Diocese (the Constantinople Patriarchate), Bishop Christoph (the Constantinople Patriarchate) and Bishop of Gregory of the Carpathian Diocese (the Constantinople Patriarchate).

The Serbian Patriarch received the best pupils of religious education

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received 16 June 2017 the best pupils of religious education in primary and secondary schools on the area of  the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovci.

In cooperation with the Committee for Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovci, the Head of the Serbian Church received the winners at the Archdiocesan competitions in religious teaching. The first three places among high school pupils were won by the Zemun High School (Gymnasium) with its religious teachers Aleksandar Milojkov  and Darko Radovanovic; the Military High School with religious teacher priest Slavko Papic , and the XIV High School with religious teacher Velibor Martinovic. Top-ranked were the pupils of the following primary schools: “Vladislav Petković Dis”, “Drinka Pavlovic”, “Gavrilo Princip“ with their religious teachers: Slobodan Petkovic, Nemanja Protic and Nebojsa Bulatovic. In addition to them, the Patriarch received pupils from the Mathematical Gymnasium with their religious teacher Predrag Djuknic.