110 years of the Church Community of Ugljevik

His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik and Tuzla officiated the Holy Liturgy in the Ugljevik church of St. Petka Parasceve on August 8, 2020.

-Our ancestors expressed their faith by  constructing churches, monasteries and parish homes so that their heirs would have a place to worship God, baptize children, get married and send  the departed ones to eternal life. The history of this region is full of crucifixions, and nevertheless, thanks to these churches we have been resurrected as a people and have been preserved to this day. We remember in our prayers of all those who contributed to the construction of this shrine. Our monastery of Tavna had been a spiritual center of the Serbs of this area before the churches in Ugljevik were built, Bishop Fotija spoke on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Church Community of Ugljevik, Republic of Srpska.

Serbian Patriarch received representatives of the Movement for the Defense of Kosovo and Metohija

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej  received representatives of the Movement for the Defense of Kosovo and Metohija at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 7th August 2020.

The representatives of the Movement for the Defense of Kosovo and Metohija presented their programme and activities to His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej in order to keep the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija a part of the Republic of Serbia. They thanked the Serbian Patriarch for the firm determination of the Serbian Orthodox Church on all issues related to the status of this southern Serbian province, as well as to the existence of the Serbian Orthodox people and their shrines in that province.

Letter of Condolences to His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

To His Beatitude John X Patriarch of Antioch and All the East  Damascus 

Your Beatitude, Our dear brother and fellow servant in the Lord, We have received the sad news about the devastating explosion that took lives of many innocent people in Beirut, which We have recently visited, lovingly hosted by Your Beatitude and welcomed by many wonderful and cordial people. This horrible tragedy induced great sadness and pain in the heart of the Serbian people.

Patriarch Irinej met with Apostolic Nuncio Luciano Suriani

His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, received His Excellency Luciano Suriani, Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Serbia.

The reception took place at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on August 6, 2020. The reception was attended by Bishop Stefan of Remeziana, vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch; Monsignor Fermin Emilio Sosa Rodriguez, Adviser to the Nunciature; Don Aleksandar Ninkovic, Secretary of the Nunciature; and Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic, head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch.

Serbian Patriarch met with Archbishop of Belgrade

His Holiness Iinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Stanislav Hocevar, Archbishop of Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on August 6, 2020.

The reception was attended by Bishop Stefan, of Remesiana, vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch; Revd. Mihael Sokol, Secretary General of the Archbishop of Belgrade; and Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic, head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch.