Feast day of St. Matthew the Evangelist at Monastery of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served today at the feast day of St. Matthew the Evangelist, on November 29, 2009, with the blessing of Locum tenens of the throne of Patriarch of Serbia, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the monastery of Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple in Belgrade.

Metropolitan Amfilohije receives Cuban ambassador

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, the locum tenens of the throne of Patriarch of Serbia, has received today, on November 27, 2009 at the court of Serbian Patriarchate Her Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, Ms. Mercedes Martínez Valdés .

The high guest at the very beginning of the meeting stressed that felt great gratitude to the warm reception. She recalled the traditional friendly feelings that had connected the two nations through history, and that had some similar moments, as well as the religious feelings which were the main backbone of closeness of these geographically remote peoples.

Communique about the false letter on the autonomy of Vojvodina

Regarding the information that one of the deputies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, on the session held in the afternoon on November 25, 2009,  read my alleged letter regarding the proposal of the Statute of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, I can only make a statement that it is a clear forgery, which is a felony.

Namely, neither on behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops nor on behalf of me I did not comment  on the theme that is being just discussed by the Assembly.

Church slava in Saratoga

On Sunday, November 22nd St. Archangel Michael Church celebrated it's Annual Krsna Slava. But this year Slava was special and unique in several ways.

Firstly, His Grace Bishop Maxim came in full capacity as our diocesan Bishop and served Hierarchical Divine Liturgy along with seven priests including the host Fr. Slobodan Jovic, whom His Grace found worthy to be elevated into the rank of protopresbyter-stavrophor.

Communique - November 25, 2009

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, on its session on November 25, 2009, brought a decision that the Divine Liturgy and 40-day memorial service will be served on December 24 of this year at St. Sava Cathedral on Vrachar. The Divine Liturgy will commence at 9:00am and the memorial service will be served at the end of the Divine Liturgy around 11:00am. Afterwards, at Monastery Rakovica, at the grave of Patriarch of blessed repose a commemoration will be served.

At the same session the Holy Synod of Bishops scheduled a session of the Elective Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church on January 22, 2010.


From the Office of the Holy Synod of Bishops

Patriarch of Serbia reposed in the Lord

Today, on November 15, 2009, at 10.45 at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade, after receiving the Sacrament, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac , Patriarch Pavle of Serbia reposed in the Lord.

Communique - November 25, 2009