Consecrated foundations of a tower in the monastery of Rmanj

His Grace Bishop Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac blessed foundations of a tower which will be dedicated to Catherine Cantacuzino, the founder of the monastery, and that will include a chapel with a baptistery dedicated to the Holy Serbian Despotess Angelina Brankovic. The event took place on October 20, 2020, on the feast of the Holy Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus.

Protopresbyters staurophores Zdravko Bogojevic and Sasa Crljic aas well as archdeacon Nemanja Reljic concelebrated. The sponsor of the foundation of the building is Dr. Dragan Babic from Banja Luka.

Patriarch and Serbian President visit Saint Sava Cathedral

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and Aleksandar Vucic, the President of the Republic of Serbia visited the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district on 22 October 2020. 

- I am glad that all citizens of Serbia and all Serbs, wherever they live, will soon be able to come to the Cathedral and see what generations of our ancestors and we managed to do together with them, said President Vucic on his Instagram account. 

Meeting of the Committee for construction of the memorial church in Mauthausen

Meeting of the Committee for construction of the memorial church in Mauthausen
Meeting of the Committee for construction of the memorial church in Mauthausen
Meeting of the Committee for construction of the memorial church in Mauthausen
Meeting of the Committee for construction of the memorial church in Mauthausen

With the blessing of His Grace Andrej, Bishop of Austria-Switzerland, a regular session of the Committee for construction of the memorial church of the Holy Serbian New Martyrs was held at the military cemetery in Mauthausen, after the evening service in the church of St. Basil of Ostrog the Miracle-worker in Linz, on Friday, October 16, 2020.

The meeting was attended by the competent Diocesan Bishop Andrej, archpriest-staurophore Dragan Micic, parish priest from Linz; secretary Mr. Zeljko Malesevic and in the online format Mr. Mladen Filipovic, Head of the Republika Srpska Representation in Vienna. The final phase of the works and the overall progress of the works on the memorial chapel, which had been realized to that moment, were discussed at the meeting. Construction plans have been rather slow due to the corona virus pandemic. Nevertheless, the work that could be performed in the workshop was evaluated. This primarily refers to the construction of iconostasis, assembling mosaics, as well as icon-painting and preparation of the Book of the Dead - the works that could be performed in a workshop.

Bishop Longin Offers Condolences on Repose of Metropolitan Theodosius

His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America sent a letter of condolence on behalf of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North, Central and South America to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of the Orthodox Church in America on the passing of the Most-Blessed Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor). 

"During his entire life", noted Bishop Longin, "Metropolitan Theodosius was a most dedicated servant of the Church, offering up himself to his people from his youth, following in the footsteps of his heavenly protector, St. Theodoisus of Chernigov. He worked diligently towards the good of the faithful and church order in North America, sparing no effort in keeping unity and harmony among all Orthodox jurisdictions."

Patriarch Irinej and Minister Loncar called on citizens to respect epidemiological measures during slava celebrations

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and Dr. Zoran Loncar, Minister of Health in the Government of the Republic of Serbia,  called on all citizens of Serbia yesterday to adhere to anti-epidemic measures in the next period, and during slava celebrations, in order to preserve public health.

At today's meeting at the Patriarchate, Belgrade, which was also attended by director of the Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Dr. Goran Stevanovic, Minister Loncar informed His Holiness Patriarch Irinej about the current epidemiological situation in our country, as well as about the preparedness of the state health system for the new peak of the coronavirus. On that occasion, the Minister pointed out that medical staff would do everything to preserve health of our citizens this time as well, but that it was necessary to respect the measures in order to keep the epidemic under control.