Patriarch Pavle of Serbia prayerfully commemorated on 11th anniversary of his repose

His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia (+ 2009) was and is greatly beloved by the Serbian Orthodox faithful and the Orthodox faithful throughout the world. Hundreds of thousands filled the streets 11 years ago to bid farewell to their holy archpastor.

And yesterday, Sunday, November 15, Patriarch Pavle was prayerfully commemorated on the 11th anniversary of his repose, as Patriarchal Vicar Bishop Stephen of Remesiana celebrated the Divine Liturgy and a memorial parastas for both Patriarch Pavle and the newly-departed Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro at Rakovica Monastery near Belgrade.

Feast of the Translation of the Relics of Saint George

On this day we commemorate the translation of the relics of St. George, from Nicomedia, where he suffered at the time of Emperor Diocletian, to the city of Lydda in Palestine. The suffering of this wonderful saint is described on April 23. Anticipating his martyrdom, St. George begged his servant to take his relics to Palestine, where his mother had been born, and where he had distributed his large estate to the poor. The servant did so. During the reign of Emperor Constantine, pious Christians built a beautiful church to St. George in Lydda and, upon the consecration of that church, the relics of the saint were interred there. Innumerable miracles have occurred from these miracle-working relics of St. George, the great-martyr of Christ.

Press statement

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej has been hospitalised in “Karaburma” Military Medical Centre due to the confirmed infection caused by SARS CoV2.

Early in the morning of 15 November 2020 symptoms and signs of worsening of the chronic cardiac insufficiency became observable. After the implemented medical treatment, His Holiness’ health condition has been stabilised. The team of medical experts has been continually monitoring health of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

On behalf of the team of medical experts
Colonel Ivo Udovičić, Assistant Professor
Hospital Commander in Chief

Press statement

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej has been hospitalized for medical treatment and clinical monitoring in “Karaburma” Military Medical Center after he tested positive for SARS CoV2 on nasopharyngeal swab. The medical condition of His Holiness Irinej during hospitalization has been well, stable and fully controlled.

Temporary fever was registered a couple of days ago, after which His Holiness has been afebrile and without any major complaints. A team of medical experts jointly decided on the medical treatment of the Serbian Patriarch, which has been conducted pursuant to the treatment protocol for COVID 19, as well as on the taken measures of treatment of his comorbid chronic diseases.

On behalf of the team of medical experts
Colonel Ivo Udovičić, Assistant Professor
Hospital Commander in Chief

A People’s Kitchen of the Diocese of Backa has started working

With the blessing of the Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa, the first fifty cooked meals were distributed to the users of the People’s Kitchen of the Diocese of Backa on the feast-day of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius  of Thessalonica and the Holy Martyr Nestor, on November 9, 2020.

The meals were taken to the addresses of the immovable users of the People’sl Kitchen. On weekdays, in the premises of the People’s Kitchen (next to the Church of the Ascension of the Lord at  Klisa, Novi Sad), one cooked meal will be distributed for 50 people, while the users of the Kitchen will be given a dry meal every weekend, next to the cooked meal every Friday.