Frequent break-ins in Orthodox churches of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia

In the past week it has been broken into several churches of the Diocese of Gornji Karlovci. The church bell from a church of St. Petka in Gornja Chemernica (municipality of Gvozd). Burglars did not stop at this but also have invaded the altar of the church and stole two icon lamps from the Precious Cross. One bell was also stolen from the church of the Transfiguration of Christ in Komogovina (municipality of Donji Kukuruzari). The same thing happened last year in the church of St. Petka in Glavaci near Otochac before a consecration of this church. In Karlovac a bell was stolen from the place where all bells were deposited for safekeeping after blowing up the church of St. Nicholas.

Patriarch Irinej meets with ambassadors of Iraq and Egypt

His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Yahya Salih Mahdi Al-Gorani, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq.

His Holiness held a reception yesterday for His Excellency Ali Galal Basiouny, Ambassador of Egypt.

His Grace vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno was present at the receptions.

Communique from the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Communique from the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade April 26 - May 5, 2010

The regular Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church was held at the Patriarchate in Belgrade, under the presidency of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, from April 26 - May 5, 2010. All the diocesan hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church participated in the work of the Assembly.

St. Sava's Day Academy of St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade

Last evening in the amphiteatre of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology the formal St. Sava's Day Academy of the St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade was held. The celebration, on the occasion of the school Patron Saint's Day of the Belgrade Seminary, was attended by His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch.

Their Graces Bishops Longin of Nova Grachanica-Midwestern America and Atanasije of Hvosno also attended the celebration.

Grateful Serbia, full of love towards its shepherd Saint Sava

Remembering the day when a criminal burned the relics of Saint Sava, a spiritual founder and the most worthy and the greatest Serbian son, our Holy Church also this year - concilliary and liturgically, pays a great gratefulness to its spiritual Father, enlightener and teacher.

His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch led the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the St. Sava Cathedral on Vrachar, the remarkable monument which our people are completing in glory and honour of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Gratifier Saint Sava.

Serbian Patriarch was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops: Longin of Nova Grachanica and Midwest America, Irinej of Australia and New Zealand and vicar Atanasije of Hvosno, as well as priests of St. Sava Cathedral and many priests of Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac.