The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies

The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies
The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies
The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies
The Patriarch received students of the High Security Studies

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received the 6th class students of the High Security and Defense Studies at the National Defense School of the Military Academy; the meeting took place at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 June 2017.

Students of high security and defense studies expressed their gratitude to the Head of  the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they considered various challenges facing the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, as well as the cooperation of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Army of Serbia.

Patriarch received members of the Executive Committee of CEC

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received members of the Executive Committee of the Conference of European Churches, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 June 2017.

The high representatives of the Conference of European Churches expressed their gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed various issues that are to be deliberated upon at the meeting of this international body, which is being held in Belgrade from 31 May to 3 June 2017. The Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guests for the visit and wished them all the best from the Lord in their highly responsible work. The reception was attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana as a member of the Holy Synod of Bishops, and the General secretary of the Office of the  Serbian Patriarch, Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic.

The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway

The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Norway

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Mr. Arne Bjornstad Sanes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 June 2017.

His Excellency Bjornstad expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they considered preparations for the upcoming visit of the representatives of the Church of Norway to Serbia. The Serbian Patriarch thanked the distinguished guests for the visit, wishing him abundant blessings from the Lord in his diplomatic mission. The reception was attended by colleagues of the Ambassador and the General Secretary of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch, deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic.

The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican

The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican
The Patriarch received the Ambassador of Serbia to the Vatican

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Dejan Sahovic, the new elected Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Holy See, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 1 June 2017.

His Excellency Sahovic expressed gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed various aspects of relations between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. The Serbian Patriarch Irinej thanked the distinguished guest for the visit and wished him all the best from the Lord in his diplomatic mission. The reception was attended by the General Secretary of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch, Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic.

Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle

Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle
Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle
Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle
Patronal Feast Day Celebration in Seattle

On the Seventh Sunday after Pascha, May 28, 2017, parishioners of St. Sava Church in Seattle celebrated their Patronal Feast Day- Transfer of the Relics of St. Sava.

Episcopal Dean, Very Rev. Vidoslav Vujasin from Portland served the Divine Liturgy together with parish priest Rev. Zoran Aleksic. After reading of the Holy Gospel, addressing the faithful, Fr. Vidoslav spoke of the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus and about our role in the Church as God's chosen.

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops

The public communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from their regular meeting held at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery and Belgrade May 14-24, 2017

The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery with the joint serving of the holy hierarchical Divine Liturgy and the invocation of the Holy Spirit and continued at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, under the presidency of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej. Participating in the Assembly were all diocesan hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the exception of Bishop Lukijan of Osijek and Baranja, who for health reasons was unable to attend.