Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid serves Christmas Liturgy in Belgrade

In a presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan served Christmas Liturgy in Belgrade's Cathedral Church.

Light of the Yule log – light of Bethlehem night

The Christmas Eve in Belgrade was solemnly celebrated at the plateau in front of the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar, where after the feast day's vigil service, which was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Yule log was placed on fire in the presence of lmany pious believers.

Christmas Eve in Serbian capital

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served today, on the Christmas Eve, the Divine Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral Church. The Service of God, during which His Holiness ordained deacon Igor Lukic a presbyter, was also present His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan.

Christmas Greeting from Boris Tadic, President of the Republic of Serbia

President of the Republic of Serbia Boris Tadic congratulated Christmas to the Serbian Orthodox Church and all believers who celebrate this holiday using the Julian calendar.

"I wish that this great holiday spend in peace and welfare, with family and friends. Peace from God! Christ is Born!", it was said in the President's greeting.

2010 Nativity Encyclical of His Holiness Patriarch IRINEJ

The Serbian Orthodox Church

to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2010


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By the Grace of God
Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Christmas greeting:

Peace from God! Christ is Born!

Blessed and most joyous news, dear brothers and sisters in Christ the Lord, begins with the words of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew: "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham" (Matthew 1:1). That news reveals and witnesses to us and to everyone, to heaven and to earth, and to all visible and invisible worlds, a two-in-one mystery and truth.