Sermon on the feast of the Three Hierarchs

Тhe Feast of the Three Holy Fathers, Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom is an annual commemoration of our Holy Orthodox Church on which we honour the unwavering faith and spiritual brilliance of three Saints who offered the entirety of their lives and abilities in the service of God and humankind. As selfless archbishops and pastors they led the faithful in worship and ministry. As loving teachers they offered guidance in the path of holiness. As divinely-inspired theologians they used their intellectual skills to confront error and defend truth. As holy men they lived in a manner that showed to all the grace and blessings of communion with God.

Patriarchal Liturgy in New Belgrade

Patriarchal Liturgy in New Belgrade
Patriarchal Liturgy in New Belgrade
Patriarchal Liturgy in New Belgrade
Patriarchal Liturgy in New Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade on 10th February 2019.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophors Rajko Nedic and Predrag Micic, protopresbyter Vladimir Zamahajev, presbyter Stefan Vasiljevic, archdeacon Marko (Momcilovic), as well as deacons Ilija Tomic and Dragan Tanasijevic.

Great Jubilees marked with a solemn academy in Kremlin

Great Jubilees marked with a solemn academy in Kremlin
Great Jubilees marked with a solemn academy in Kremlin
Great Jubilees marked with a solemn academy in Kremlin
Great Jubilees marked with a solemn academy in Kremlin

In a great hall of the State Kremlin Palace a solemn academy on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Local Assembly of the Russian Orthodox Church and the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was held on 31 January 2019.

The President of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill participated in the solemn rite as well as high-ranking delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches, among which some of them were headed by primates of these Churches such as: Patriarch John of Antioch and All the Orient, Serbian Patriarch Irinej, Metropolitan Rastislav of Czech Lands and Slovakia and Metropolitan Tihon of All America and Canada.

Primates of the Serbian and Russian Orthodox Churches meet

Primates of the Serbian and Russian Orthodox Churches meet
Primates of the Serbian and Russian Orthodox Churches meet
Primates of the Serbian and Russian Orthodox Churches meet
Primates of the Serbian and Russian Orthodox Churches meet

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, at the Patriarchal Synodal residence in the St. Daniel stauropegiаl Monastery in Moscow on 29 January 2019.

The audience was attended by the delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Bishop Irinej of Backa, Bishop Antonije of Moravica - head of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church at the Moscow Patriarchate, Bishop Stefan of Remesiana - Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patrisrch, Bishop Isihije of Moravica – Vicar Bishop of the Bishop of Backa, archpriest Vladan Simic - Secretary of the Bishop of Backa, and hypodeacon Dejan Nakic - personal secretary of the Serbian Patriarch.

Commemoration of Saint Sava in Cambridge University

 Ever since the beautiful tradition of commemorating Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop and Enlightener began at the eminent University at Cambridge, with the blessing of His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Dositej, diocese of Great Britain and Scandinavia, pastoral relations towards the Serbian students have continued, through the ministry of the clergy, of the deanery of Great Britain and Ireland.

On Sunday, 27th January 2019, with the blessing of His Grace, the Right Reverend Dositej, protopresbyter-stavrophore Aleksandar Ilic, of Saint John the Baptist parish in Halifax, visited the Serbian students at Cambridge University. Some students attended the church and Sunday School patronal commemoration at Saint Sava church in London.

Saint Sava's Day in Athens

Saint Sava's Day in Athens
Saint Sava's Day in Athens
Saint Sava's Day in Athens
Saint Sava's Day in Athens

Saint Sava's Day and the Jubilee of the 800th anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church were celebrated solemnly in Athens.

Upon a request of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Athens, and with the blessing of His Beatitude Archbishop Hyeronim of Athens and All Greece and His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Vesper service was held in the church of Saint Spyridon of Trimuntuna the Wonderworker, in Pankraty district, on 25 January 2019, and on the next morning the morning service and the Holy Liturgy in Serbian.