Deputy President of the Russian State Duma in the Church of Saint Sava

Deputy President of the Russian State Duma in the Church of Saint Sava
Deputy President of the Russian State Duma in the Church of Saint Sava
Deputy President of the Russian State Duma in the Church of Saint Sava
Deputy President of the Russian State Duma in the Church of Saint Sava

Deputy President of the Russian State Duma and high official of the party “United Russia” Mr. Sergej Zeleznyak visited the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in the Vracar District accompanied by Mr. Marko Djuric, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on 26 December 2016.

The high official from our friendly country of Russia was welcomed by the Principal of the Cathedral of Saint Sava His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, who together with the guests toured the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava and explained them in brief the  history of the church.

Patriarch celebrated in the church of Saint Gabriel the Archangel

Patriarch celebrated in the church of Saint Gabriel the Archangel
Patriarch celebrated in the church of Saint Gabriel the Archangel
Patriarch celebrated in the church of Saint Gabriel the Archangel
Patriarch celebrated in the church of Saint Gabriel the Archangel

On Mother's Day and the feast day of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker, 25 Decenver 2016, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of Saint Gabriel the Archangel in Belgrade.

He was concelebrated by priests of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac with a song Gavrilcici.

Christmas Greeting of the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church congratulates the feast of the Birth of the Divine God-Child to believers and clergy of the Christian Churches which celebrate Christmas according to Gregorian calendar and greets them with the traditional greeting:

CHRIST IS BORN! - HE IS BORN INDEED!

Patriarch Irinej receives Bishop Nazarius of Kronstadt

Patriarch Irinej receives Bishop Nazarius of Kronstadt
Patriarch Irinej receives Bishop Nazarius of Kronstadt
Patriarch Irinej receives Bishop Nazarius of Kronstadt
Patriarch Irinej receives Bishop Nazarius of Kronstadt

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Grace Nazarius, Bishop of Kronstadt, Vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Sankt Petersburg and the head of the laura of Saint AleksanderNevsky, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 21 December 2016.

His Grace Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch and the head of Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar District of Belgrade, and protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, the dean of the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate to Belgrade, attended the reception.

Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina

Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina
Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina
Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina
Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina

- Saint Nicholas has neither left this church which was burnt, nor has left Christians who have remained in Pristina. With restoration of this church we show that in these life conditions one may serve the Liturgy and praise the Lord, and by celebrating Liturgies each year we restore the life in Pristina as well.

These words, pronounced after the Holy Liturgy in the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina, were addressed to the present congregation by Bishop Teodosije of Rasko-Prizren. Emphasizing that this church was burnt in riots in 2004 and that a part of its property had been still occupied, Bishop Teodosije pointed out that the duty of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren was to testify continuously to the conditions of life the Church was facing along with her pious people on Kosovo and Metohija and to advocate that life conditions and respect for fundamental rights have to be improved.

Role of priests in war times

Role of priests in war times
Role of priests in war times
Role of priests in war times
Role of priests in war times

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Association of War Volunteers 1912-1918 and of their descendants and admirers organized a scientific meeting on the topic “The Role and significance of priests in the Balkan Wars and the First World War”, held at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 20 December 2016.