Meeting of Patriarch Irinej with President Vucic concerning coronavirus

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, in Belgrade on 15 March 2020. (photo:, video: Tanjug)

We are in a special situation while facing a great problem, which is not only our problem but the problem of the whole world, i.e. appearance of the coronavirus. We have not yet experienced the peak of the negative effects of that virus, but we are certainly on that way. It is a great comfort to us that our country is equipped to deal with this phenomenon and that it will undertake all the measures to resist the negative effects of theterrible virus, which, as we can see, has been threatening people all over the world, said Patriarch Irinej and added:

Patriarch celebrated in Saint Gabriel the Archangel church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Gabriel the Archangel in Belgrade on 15 March 2020.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by the local clergy. After that a memory service for the Sarajevo Serbs was held in the presence of the members of the association the Serbian Lighthouse.

Bijelo Polje: We mustn’t let our shrines, those beams of light that illuminate our way, be taken away from us

On 12th March 2020, thousands of citizens of Bijelo Polje assembled at the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul for a prayer of supplication to the Most Holy Theotokos

Afterwards a cross procession of the faithful for defending their shrines and Orthodox faith set off through the streets of Bijelo Polje to the Church of St Nicolas the Wonderworker in Nikoljac. There protopresbyter Sinisa Jankovic addressed the congregation with the words of pastoral instructions reminding them of the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ that He had said to his Apostles and Disciples: ‘He who follows Me will not walk in darkness’ (Jn. 8,12)

Doctors of Pljevlje also in processions for protecting shrines

A peaceful struggle of the people of Pljevlje to defend its shrines continued on March 12, 2020 in the streets of the town on Breznica.

In a great number like previous nights, the people of Pljevlje gathered at the church of Saint Petka, who after the prayer of supplication, in a procession showed once again that they don't give away their shrines and that they will continue fighting for them.  His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Milesheva led the procession.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Canada

On Sunday of Orthodoxy, 8 March 2020, Their Graces Bishops Kirilo of Buenos Aires and South-Central America and Mitrophan of Canada celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Synaxis of All Serbian Saints in Mississauga, Ontario.

The same day at 6 pm in the Transfiguration of the Lord church a Vesper service was celebrated in the prayerful presence of Bishops Mitrophan, Kiril and George.