Prayerful gathering at the Serbian military cemetery in Szeged

Prayerful gathering at the Serbian military cemetery in Szeged
Prayerful gathering at the Serbian military cemetery in Szeged
Prayerful gathering at the Serbian military cemetery in Szeged
Prayerful gathering at the Serbian military cemetery in Szeged

His Grace Bishop Lukijan of Budim served on 17 November 2019 the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Nicholas in Szeged, Hungary.

The Bishop was concelebrated by local priests. The Holy Liturgy was prayerfully attended by Colonel Rasa Lazovic, envoy of the Defense of the Republic of Serbia in Budapest; Representative of the Embassy of Serbia to Hungary Mr. Aleksandar Loncarevic; president of the Self-government of Serbs in Hungary Mrs. Vera Pejic Sutor; Serbian member of the Hungarian Parliament Mr. Ljubomir Aleksov as well as by some faithful from Szeged and surroundings.

A festive academy in honor of the Patron Saint-day of Novi Sad, St. George

A festive academy in honor of the Patron Saint-day of Novi Sad, St. George
A festive academy in honor of the Patron Saint-day of Novi Sad, St. George
A festive academy in honor of the Patron Saint-day of Novi Sad, St. George
A festive academy in honor of the Patron Saint-day of Novi Sad, St. George

On the eve of the celebration of the Restoration of the Temple of St. George the Great Martyr, on November 15, 2019, a solemn academy under the auspices of the Church Community of Novi Sad was held at the Youth Theater.

A huge public were greeted and blessed by His Grace Irinej, Bishop of Backa. The Academy was attended by Bishop Isihije of Mohacs, clergy of the Diocese of Backa; Mr. Milos Vucevic, Mayor of Novi Sad; representatives of the First Brigade of the Serbian Armed Forces and the faithful people of Novi Sad. Dr. Milan Bandobranski delivered a festive address.<--break->

Serbian Patriarch receives Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs

Serbian Patriarch receives Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs
Serbian Patriarch receives Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs
Serbian Patriarch receives Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs
Serbian Patriarch receives Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Nikos Dendias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 14 November 2019.

The audience was attended by Secretary-General of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece Mr. Temistocle Demiris, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Belgrade Mr. Giorgos Diakofotakis, as well as Head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic.

Patriarch Pavle of Serbia

Patriarch Pavle of Serbia
Patriarch Pavle of Serbia
Patriarch Pavle of Serbia
Patriarch Pavle of Serbia

His Holiness Patriarch Pavle (Stojčević ) of Serbia (September 11, 1914-November 15, 2009) lived a long life full of Christian asceticism.

His simplicity, meekness, and humility, combined with his strict asceticism inspired the love that millions of believers had for him during his lifetime. Many already considered him a living saint, and after his repose, faith in the holiness of Patriarch Pavle is growing ever more and strengthening in the hearts of the faithful. Today marks the 10th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord.

Biography of Patriarch Pavle

The spiritual leader of the Serbian Orthodox people was born September 11, 1914 to Stefan and Ann Stojcevic, in the village of Kucani, in the county of Donji Miholjac, in Slavonija. His baptismal name was Gojko.

Protodeacon R. Rakić: Patriarch Pavle was a man of the Spirit

 Interview of Protodeacon Radomir Rakic given to Bulgarian Orthodox Agency

Who is Patriarch Pavle? What is his ministry and will be canonized as a saint? The team of Dobrotoliubie talks with protodeakon Radomir Rakic, who personally knew the  Serbian patriarch.

Protodeacon Radomir Rakić was born on July 25, 1938. He graduated the Faculty of Theology in 1962 and the Faculty of Philology  Department of English 1965 in Belgrade. He is a professor of English language and Literature. Meanwhile, he studied at the Theological Faculty in Bern (Switzerland). He speaks German, English, and Russian languages, from which he translates theological literature. Protodeacon Radomir Rakić is a professor at the Faculty of Theology of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade and a New Testament lecturer at the Theological seminary in Serbia (Foca) and an official translator of the Holy Synod in the Serbian Patriarchate.<--break->