Patriarchal Liturgy in church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Zemun

On the second day of Christmas, on the Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God, 9 January 2020, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun. 

The Patriarch was concelebrated by the local clergy and in the prayerful presence of the faithful people. 

Peace from God! Christ is Born!

On the joyous feast day of the Nativity of the Lord - Christmas, on 7 January 2020, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hieararchal Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade (phоto gallery).

The solemn Liturgy, besides lots of faithful people, was attended by envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nikola Selakovic, Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and Princess Katherine, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ivica Dacic, Deputy Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Mr. Marko Nikolic, Mayor of Belgrade Dr. Zoran Radojcic, Apostolic Nuntio in Belgrade Archbishop Luciano Suriani, Archbishop of Belgrade Mr. Stanislav Hocevar, members of the diplomatic corps and people from cultural and public life of the capital. 

The Christmas Epistle of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and all hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church was read by His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, who officiated the Holy Liturgy at midnight in the crypt of the Memoral Cathedral of Saint Sava.  His Holiness was concelebrated by the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac. 

TV Hram: Christmas talk with Serbian Patriarch Irinej 

Serbian Patriarch is going to visit Banja Luka

Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2019

  The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2019


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!

In this year of our Lord, when we once again celebrate the most-glorious Incarnation of the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ – the only New under the Sun, we all hasten towards the temple of God to gather around the Divine Child, the Most Pure Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and the righteous Joseph.


Press Release

While preparing to celebrate the radiant Feast of the Nativity of Christ, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, under presidency of His Holiness the Serbia Patriarch Irinej, held a session at the Patriarchal Court in Belgrade, on January 4, 2020, with participation of the hierarchs who have their jurisdiction in Montenegro: His Excellency Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro-Coastlands and Their Graces Bishops: Joanikije of Budimlje-Nikšić, Bishop Atanasije of Mileseva and Bishop Dimitrije of Zahum-Herzegovina. The session was attended by Their Graces Vicar Bishops Stefan of Remesiana and Metodije of Dioclaea as well.

12.000 people in the procession in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

12.000 people in the procession in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
12.000 people in the procession in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
12.000 people in the procession in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
12.000 people in the procession in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

Archpriest  Milosav Jovanovic: the Gentiles rose to persecute the Church of Christ, to persecute Christ from Montenegro.

After an acathist officiated in the church of Sts Peter and Paul in Bijelo Polje, some 12.000 faithful went in a prayerful procession to the church of St. Nicholas at Nikoljac. This procession was joined by a group of faithful from Zaton having walked on foot some 15 km.