Vandalism in Tuzla

On January 26 at 20 hours and 15 minutes three unknown persons jumped the fence of the courtyard of the Cathedral church of the Holy Dormition of the Mother of God in Tuzla, after which they wrote on the south side of the church a graffiti of the insulting content: "Let's kill Serbs".

The Tuzla Canton police conducted an investigation and is working on finding the perpetrator of one of the more numerous vandalisms of Orthodox churches in the Canton of Tuzla.

Communique of the Ohrid Archbishopric on return of Archbishop Jovan to Republic of Macedonia

His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan, since the measure of his detention was abolished, after almost two years of absence, on January 25, in the late evening hours he returned to his homeland. Archbishop Jovan requested the abolition of detention during the judicial process against him, but since it was not allowed, His Beatitude has been forced for almost two years to live outside R. Macedonia.

Celebration of St. Sava's Day in Belgrade

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia will celebrate a feast of St. Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop, at the Diocese of Nis. The same day, at 20:00 hours, His Holiness will attend the St. Sava's Day Academy at the Belgrade's Sava Center, organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia..

Meeting of Patriarch of Serbia and head of the Belgrade Podvorye of the Moscow Patriarchate

His Holiness Patriarch Irenej of Serbia received today at the court of the Patriarchate of Serbia protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasjev, the head of the Podvorja of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade. On this occasion, father Vitaly handed an invitation to His Holiness Here to serve the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of the first anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kyrril of Moscow and all Russia.

Thanksgiving served at Hilandar Monastery on the occasion of enthronement of the new Patriarch of Serbia

On Sunday January 24, 2010 at the Holy monastery of Hilandar on Mount Athos in Greece , the assembly of the Hilandar monks and deacons, led by deputy heugomen of Hilandar hieromonk Metodije, served the special thanksgiving on the occasion of the election and the enthronement of the new Patriarch of Serbia. During the Divine Liturgy  and the thanksgiving service for the first time at the ancient Hilandar church was prayerfully recited the name of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia.

Media announcement

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia will address media representatives at the Patriarchate court on Thursday,  January 28, 2010 commencing at 11 am.

It is essential that all interested media accredit their representatives today until 18:00 hours by the e-mail address

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia serves at Church of the Ascension

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia served on the feast of St. Theodosius the Great and Venerable Michael, on January 24, 2010, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Ascension of Our Lord in Belgrade.

Patriarch Irinej served with the concelebration of His Eminence Metropolitan  Christopher of Chicago and Libertville, head of the temple presbyter Arsenije Arsenijevic, portopresbyter-staurophors Milan Radovanovic, Milosav Radojevic and Radic Radicevic, protopresbyter Jovo Planojevic, presbyters Predrag Timotijevic and Vladimir Stanimirovic, protodeacons Tomislav Milanovic, Stevan Rapajic and Nenad Mihailovic, as well as deacons Jovan Milenkovic and Stefan Cincarevic.