Bishop Grigorije celebrated Liturgy in Frankfurt

The church of Resurrection of Christ, built in 1964, at the same when  the Serbian Orthodox Church Community in Frankfurt was founded, had an opportunity to welcome its Bishop, His Grace Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany on 7 October 2018.

Welcomed by prayer song, the Bishop began the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at 10 a.m. Many priests from the Diocese concelebrated to the Bishop. Upon the invitation of Bishop Grigorije, members of the folklore assemblies “Serbian Culture Centre”, “Kolo”, “Danube”, “Neue Isenburg” enhanced the prayer with their presence in a large number.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica

Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica
Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica
Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica
Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham's Lazarica

His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Holy Great-martyr Prince Lazarus - Lazarica in Birmingham, England, on 7 October 2018.

Two anniversaries, 70 years since the founding of the Church Community of Birmingham and 50 years since the consecration of the Lazarica church in Birmingham, gathered together at the Holy Liturgy His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops: Dositej of  Britiain-Scandinavia, Andrej of Austria-Switzerland and Arsenije of Nis from the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as several Hierarchs from sister Orthodox Churches and a large number of high guests.

His Beatitude John X , Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, to visit the Serbian Church

His Beatitude John X, Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, is going to visit His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Serbian Orthodox Church. This irenic visit will take place from October 11-19th, 2018.

The doxology service will be officiated in the Cathedral of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on the Thursday of 11th October, 2018, at 12,00 o’clock. On the Sunday of the 14th October 2018,  in the Memorial cathedral of Saint Sava in Vracar, in Belgrade, a triumphant Hierarchal Liturgy will be presided over by His Beatitude Patriarch John and His Holiness Patriarch Irinej with concelebration of Hierarchs from the sister Church of Antioch and All the East and the Serbian Orthodox Church and clergy. The Divine Liturgy will begin at 9,00 o’clock.

The Serbian Patriarch in Coventry

The Serbian Patriarch in Coventry
The Serbian Patriarch in Coventry
The Serbian Patriarch in Coventry
The Serbian Patriarch in Coventry

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in the afternoon of October 6, 2018, in Coventry, one of the historic and cultural centers of Great Britain, where he was welcomed by His Grace Bishop of Coventry Christopher Cocksworth.

His Holiness the Patriarch is accompanied by are the His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana; Their Graces Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia; Andrej of Austria-Switzerland, and Arsenije of Nis as well as the parish-piest Nenad Popovic from Birmingham Lazarica, protodeacon Damjan Bozic and Mr. Vladimir Jelic.

A New Church in Mrcevci Consecrated

 A New Church in Mrcevci Consecrated
 A New Church in Mrcevci Consecrated
 A New Church in Mrcevci Consecrated
 A New Church in Mrcevci Consecrated

Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej together with His Grace Jefrem, Diocesan Bishop of Banja Luka, consecrated a completely  new dedicated to the Holy Equal-to-the Apostles Emperor Constantine and Helen in the village of Mrčevci near Laktaši, on 6 October 2018.

The “god-fathers”of the church were the President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik and the Chairman of the Committee for the Church Construction, Mr. Dragoljub Davidovic, who received charters.

Towards the Advancement of the Religious Ministry in the Army of Serbia

Towards the Advancement of the Religious Ministry in the Army of Serbia
Towards the Advancement of the Religious Ministry in the Army of Serbia
Towards the Advancement of the Religious Ministry in the Army of Serbia
Towards the Advancement of the Religious Ministry in the Army of Serbia

The Minister of Defense, Mr. Aleksandar Vulin attended the 3rd Festival of Christian Culture in Zajecar, Serbia, on October 6, 2018 and, accompanied by some high-ranking officers of the Serbian Armed Forces visited the Cathedral church.

The Minister then had a meeting with Bishop Ilarion of the Timok (Eastern Serbia), who is in charge of ministry of the Orthodox military priests in the Ministry of Defense and in the Army of Serbia. On this occasion, Minister Vulin pointed out that the Ministry of Defense and the Army of Serbia had been paying great attention to the religious ministry.

Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland

Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland
Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland
Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland
Ninth Annual Assembly in Cleveland

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened its ninth annual meeting today in Cleveland, Ohio.

The day began with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Chairman of the Assembly, opened the meeting with a prayer. His Eminence Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa, Secretary of the Assembly, took the roll call. Twenty-five hierarchs were present. Prior to the meeting, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia notified the Chairman that they have suspended their participation in the Assembly in light of events currently ongoing in Ukraine.